You have what a lot of people can only dream of
But what you get, you don’t want
What you have, you are tired of
You want more
Is what you have enough?
Is it bad to keep wanting more?
Is it selfish?
Is it greedy?
You try to pick pieces of happiness from the dirt
You have been picking these pieces for a long time
You can barely boast of a hand full
It’s like when you pick a spec of happiness it comes with a huge clump of dirt
So you throw it all back
“There should be a bigger piece of happiness with little or no dirt attached” you think
So you keep searching the dirt pile
Still you find specs with the same large amounts of dirt
You want to scream
You can’t hold it in
Then comes the realization
You have happiness all around
But your focus is on finding it from the huge dirt dump in front of you
Widen your search maybe…
Write soon. xx
“Oshod! Oshod! Iyanoworo Oshod!” (Yes the “I” in “Oshodi” is missing on purpose)
“Ikeja! Ikeja! Hold your one-fifty change Ikeja!”
“Ogudu Waso, Toll gate hundred naira, any bus stop ikeja one-fifty”
“Obalende – CMS!”
“Oya aunty e bo le
” E ba wa dress ni be ejoo”
“Lekki hundred naira!”
“Hol your change oh, I no get change”
I’m ashamed of how well I know these.. but honestly, I could go on.
My Danfo tales are endless and I’m sure I am not alone. I thought it’d be interesting to share some of my experiences.
Anytime I experience something odd or exciting on the bus I feel as though it was played out just for me. LoL
Sometimes I’m like “nahhhh this has to be prank, this can’t be happening”.
But then I’ve never heard anyone scream “punked!” after an unbelievable episode in a bus.
Anyway, like I said, my bus tales are endless so let’s begin.
I like to refer to struggles as demons. This way, I envision struggles as little beings / minions that disturb our preferred disposition from time to time.
Everyone has a demon they battle with on and on but some people’s demons are greater than others’.
You think of your demon as the most difficult thing to deal with and then you hear about someone else’s and you’re like, ‘I might just have a bug tbh’.
My thoughts are all over the place – I thought I could come and put some of it down here but it seems stuck.
Let me tell you what I call a demon
I remember one day a couple of years ago; my friend and I were heading to the cinema to see a movie.
He was a couple of meters ahead of me as I had stopped to send a text.
He looked back and said “Hurry up, we are going to miss the movie”.
I proceeded to run.
After a few seconds running towards him, he burst out laughing saying “how do you do that?”.