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Adetutu’s Corner: The Bulb in my Head

THE BULB IN MY HEAD   I like to imagine that my head has a light bulb that comes on whenever I get an idea and shines extra bright depending on how great the idea is. Well, don’t blame me – I watched a lot of cartoons while I was growing up which made me think so. To be honest, I am not so pumped about writing this anymore, because I think I am losing the fire, but I shall continue. Growing up, you want to be a lot of…

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I RUN MOST TIMES FROM THINGS I DON’T WANT HOLDING ON TO ME ANYMORE

  Almost everyone is a runner. Whether it is towards something or away from something, almost everyone runs. Those who don’t run are either walkers or flyers, either way, they are movers. The sad thing is, people often run away from things they shouldn’t and run towards things waiting to destroy them. Sometimes, just because we breathe in and out, things chase us. A lot of people have missed their ways because they don’t know why they are running in the first place. They see someone running in one direction…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: DEAR PAST

  Dear Past, Remember me? The country child whose happiness you took away? Remember the flowing gowns with ribbons tied into bows at the back? Remember we cried together during the times I had it rough? You were so reluctant to go So I couldn’t grow quickly   I am not done yet Don’t look away Remember the failed relationships and how angry they made me? The promises? Remember the reassuring smiles and words of people who only had their eyes on the goal and moved away immediately they got…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: THANKFUL

  For the smiles that reach the heart Laughter that touches the soul The sun that shines so bright  The birds that sing during the day  And the crickets that keep the night alive   For the air given to us for free Sleeping and waking without aches Walking, talking, eating, drinking without difficulties  The ability to pass wastes away Safety, sound health, wisdom and understanding    For the knowledge acquired through the course of time  The ability to discern honesty and sincerity of the heart and true intentions.  Houses…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: CHURCH

They don’t see beyond where their physical sight allows Maybe all they need is to increase their height Where is the light? The one that used to shine all night Being slowly murdered by ignorance Forcing oneself into a trance They sing and the people dance When they preach They fail to teach That which is important And then we realise we really need the ant Wallowing in self-righteousness Leaving those who are perishing in sickness Now I understand why the speaker said A church is not a museum for…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: TO BE HONEST

  I fear for myself in this lost age where truths are constantly held hostage, locked away in boxes and on days when part of them break out, they are hacked to death by elders’ cautionary axes. I feel for girls like me who fear to tell most people that they are not just interested in finding men and settling down without them thinking that it’s the feminist palava, but they honestly just don’t want any man’s wahala.     A time might come that parents would think they are…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: CRIES BENEATH THE ALTAR

  I heard you said to come down from my high horse and stay on bended knees for the one who bought me with the price. The same one who gifted me this high horse in exchange for my youth and freedom.   You said to wear feminine dresses with shoulder pads and then blamed me for getting catcalled or raising my shoulders. It’s not I who raises my shoulders, but it wouldn’t be bad if I did.     You said to watch the way you ran your home…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: DADDY ISSUES

You say yours is always there for you and sometimes you call him another name. He calls you other names too and makes you feel like them. If at all you complain, you claim he is like the Icarus to your sun, loving you too much and staying so close. Let me tell you about mine. Well, he is the best. The best at doing what is best for him regardless. Like Abacha, saving money meant for many for himself. The man has a say on how he spends his…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: RAINBOW OF MEMORIES

  Red is for the days you cut me with your words Sending them my way like two edged swords For the days you made my face crimson Out of sheer embarrassment Either from leaving me in public gatherings Or dashing slaps my way Because of simple mistakes made For roses you bought as compensation And the blood that burst from my face When you hit my head against anything For refusing your hypocritical apology.     Orange, for the happiness you gave me On days you weren’t a boxer…

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ADETUTU’S CORNER: SCREAMS IN THE DARK

  Welcome to heart A penny for your feelings? Not yet Hold on, let me take you on a tour before you pay Over there on your left is the power house. Shut down for over a year now, since the boss decided to hijack power. No one has entered for a while now, just a man who comes and lingers around when he is bored.   Shall we proceed?   On the right, we have the battlefield. There’s a secret door that leads to the mind. I would take…

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