Celebrating life, is all am doing
Am not holding back nor am I looking back
I laugh at each chance I get
Smile as much as I can and dance
Whenever the music is played!
Am grateful to God for he has bless me,
Friends, family, work and children!
Who am I to deserve all that?
But still He has blessed me.
Thank you Lord.
Your words stir up my heart,
With a longing to hear more and more of you
Now that I’m hooked
Will something greater come out of this?
Will something more grow out of this?
Or my heart will hang on this loose thread?
It cuts into two
I should hold on a little longer?
Should I let go?
Could it be too soon?
Could I be holding onto a shadow?
I remember your word,
Filled with promise and hope
Yet waiting is so hard,
And everything else seems to be on a rush
What should I do?
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. ……… Numbers 23:19
“Stop putting limits,
Not on what we can achieve,
Or on what we deserve,
And never on what God can do for us!”
This year I want it all,
Not part of,
Not some of it,
All the best I can have, I want it all.
I want to be closer to God,
So that I can hear him more,
Serve him as my master,
Count on him when things go tough,
And celebrate with him when all is well.
I would like that.
I want to have fun, enjoy my life more,
Laugh more without fear on how loud I am…
I want to be closer to my family,
Share with them as much as I can,
And end the story of ‘I will … bla bla… next time’.
I also want to learn new things,
… So I may spend more!
But still, I want it all!
Like the wind chasing leaves off a branch,
So did I chase you away from me,
I know it puzzles you,
But don’t take it on yourself,
Nor wonder if anything is wrong with you
I understand your pain,
I know it hurts badly inside
And I know you need answers
I have been there, done same things
But acting over it does not take pain away
Loosen up, cry, shout, yell… whatever
Get that pain out of your heart
I need others to meet the ‘you’ I knew,
Continue to be the great person I met,
Well knowing it’s not you, but me.
All that western media reports about Africa and Asia is War, Hunger, Rape, child abuse… name it! I wonder is that all that happens in Africa? I hope NOT, but as they say, “BAD NEWS SALES “, and our local media has picked up so well on the same.
Africa has been represented badly to a point that Africans prefer to sleep on streets of America and Europe selling drugs, than sleep peacefully in their grass thatched houses as they cultivate for their families! Africa has the most fertile soils, water, but it’s embracing that we actually complain when World Food Programme reduces the number of tones they provide to Africa!
Come-on Africans, Why don’t we embrace peace? Why do we continue lamenting ‘poor us’ in the eyes of donors as the corrupt leader embezzle the funds! Our NGO could be doing the same; cry for donor assistance and buy luxury cars as the orphans continue to suffer! And the African cry goes on and on… it’s embracing!
Each one of us has role to play as an individual; to stop raping children, domestic violence misusing weapons, … name it; are we waiting for the government to restrict the use pangas and knives for us to stop killing each other?
In the end, it us! We started this; by looking down on ourselves and believing that the wrong ways are the only ways to survive. The Image is already out there, each one of us has a role to play to restore the beauty and glory of Africa and the planet earth at large.
Since ‘Walk-to-Work’ started some of us have lost our friends, neighbours, parents, and children, we seem not to care how dangerous this thing has become!
I understand that some of you have just realised that the cost of living in Uganda has gone up, but you seem to forget that they are people who did not even afford what you had.
How much are we willing to pay for this walk to work campaign? Many of us have been walking home for months now, and it has been peaceful!
Walk orderly and peaceful; Don’t put other people’s lives at risk. We have a society of infants, pregnant mothers and grannies who can’t keep up with running around in tear gas!
Sorry if i sound selfish, but please put down the drama in walking and let us have our peace.
After a long wait, Akoola has finally launched a website that bring you all the articles at the palm of your hands… well at the face of yo screen.
Moving from a blog, to a website
Have a great time,
Truly Akoola Benie
When I see you
When I see you
Like a drop of oil spreading around
So does my heart move,
When I see you,
That is when I remember
How I treasure you.
Like a fragile glass,
Or may be like a little bad,
That is how I hold in my arms.
So close, and so deep,
My image in your eyes,
And yours in mine
Our souls meet.
I could stare at you all day long,
Those eyes, so white and bright
That smile, so wide and sincere
The cute dimples
I cherish your innocence.
Many things between us,
When I see you.
(For a mother to her new born baby!)