Monday, 15 June 2020

CONFESSIONS OF A LOVESTRUCK LAD: Bob-Geff Odumegwu


Love birds


IS THIS POETRY OR ATTEMPT TO MAKE LINES RHYME
Is this really poetry?
Or just an attempt to make lines rhyme?
         I'm just trying to share my story freely
                                    &
                                honestly
Tell a tale of an experience that was mine.

It's not about feminism or racism 
Or any other important topic of discussion
But about the pangs of heartbreak,
It's spasms 
                             &
 the joy of a heart free from tension.

            We were close in Senior High 
The real thing, nothing highly sensual 
We talked and laughed
                     such chemistry I can't deny 
Because even now I know it was mutual.

One thing led to another 
I called it quits 
                  torn between decisions 
I explained it had nothing to do with her 
                              My inner conflicts were the cause of that condition.
                        

Years later we got back in touch 
Getting close again  
                       I felt a lingering guilt 
              But  
My love had more substance.

Call me old-fashioned or conservative 
I never had a thing for social media 
Felt it was mentally and socially degenerative 
                                       But for her
I got on Facebook with my little Nokia.

Love continued, like a sweet fairy tale 
Our chats - a bit one-sided 
 I didn't really care.
"I don't chat much on Facebook, it's going stale"
             Was her beauty blinding or was I just overlooking my fears?

'I'm in the area, are you around?'
"I'm not feeling well, maybe next time"
                          "Sorry
no problem, I could tell from your voice"
                 No need to ask which line was mine. 

I was expecting an Android 
 I didn't tell her.
Me, anti-social media guy of yesterday.
Getting on WhatsApp felt cool ice cream 
Smearing a burning desire
                  This chase had changed me.
                                            

  I got my phone          Oh God!                   
                      such happiness 
Do I really need to charge it before use?
Impatience was a balm for past
 pain & disappointment.
           Deafened by joy and laughter 
        I couldn't hear the truth.   

Three nights before
   We had a long call 
Romantic, reaffirming and love-sure 
Is sitting on the fence always this sweet before the fall? 

          
New to WhatsApp
She was first to receive my text 
'Hello or whatever you say when you're new' 
My naivety on the platform 
wasn't covered by any pretext
   "Sorry I can't do this" 

(HOW!... HAHA MUST BE ANOTHER WICKED PRANK)
Shaking hands        deleted my                             &
 Opened a new one 
                 Rattled, I apologized for going blank
Asked if she was serious
Because she could tell a mean joke.
              

 Why?
A couple of heartrending chats later 
  Then an 'I owe you no explanation' that wasn't shy 
                  Bold!
My WhatsApp experience was traumatized and shattered.

Six months I bled 
     Even prayed to not develop hate 
At least I'm proud no one knew or heard 
          My painful ordeal or its wearing weight.

Was it payback?     Was it karma?
I was not the best, clear fact 
But I knew I deserved better.
                  

  I grew and healed 
My heart was never bone
                but it had really fractured 
But I had changed 
Never again would I be insulted 'immature'.

Long boring story short 
     Women are not scum, neither are men 
Though we might have got hurt 
We grow and we learn


 My hurt is fading 
                   &
the pain almost is gone 
I am pretty much one of the coolest guys that'll come your way 
If you ask if I've forgiven and moved on 
    I don't know till meet her again
                              
  
So is this really poetry?
Or just an attempt to make lines rhyme?
Well, I'm just trying to share my story freely and honestly 
To tell a tale of an experience
                       that was once mine.
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This poem was written by Bob. If you have had a similar experience, please share in the comments. Bob will be there to chat with you.
Bio- I'm a blogger and a mobile photographer. I want to share my art, views and perspectives with the world and interact with as many other wonderful ones as well. I'm also interested in traveling, anime and food of all kinds and cultures. I'm genuinely interested in people, healthy relations and self-improvement. You are sure to expect a wonderful and different experience with me. Visit www.blog3bstyle.blogspot.com for my content My IG handle - bobgeoffrey2 Cheers guys

Love birds


Thursday, 11 June 2020

10 INSTAGRAM PAGES YOU SHOULD FOLLOW TO BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY


Instagram pages

I am sure you've probably heard the "you are always pressing your phone" talk from either friend or family. 
I mean, you should really cut down on your screen time because let's be honest if you are not making money or being productive with your phone, why spend so much time on it( this is the part where you look at me and say look who is talking lol) because all of us are on this table.

Well, I spend a lot of time on Instagram and it has really helped to squeeze creative juices out of me, I am more than grateful for it.

Here are Instagram pages that offer value and BOOST your creativity


OLOTU FUNKE

Instagram feed

This page will teach you everything from female empowerment to body positivity, skincare, branding, photography tips, and much more. You can't visit her page and not learn something to improve your wellbeing or brand. Her blog is even more amazing. I am not exaggerating when I say I visit olotufunke.com every day. She embodies womanhood in a way that gives courage. It is too awesome.


SALEM KING 

Instagram feed

Salem is the great teacher, his page is such an inspiration. He gives you valuable information without mincing words. The only motivational speaker I know who doesn't do acquire to expire to retire. If you want tips on how to grow and be a better human being and you like fried yam. Follow Salem! 
I have seen salem summarize in a one minute video what someone couldn't do in 10 minutes. Salem is the truth, creating content that respects your time and is worth your while.





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TRIBECALLEDENA 


Instagram feed

This tribe was founded by Everythingnaart All I will say is follow this page and join the community! I became more intentional about blogging and trying to grow my Instagram by following this instagram page. You get to meet and connect with creators doing amazing things with their creativity, you receive job alerts, useful Emails with free resources and Ebooks, now how cool is that. Ok I am going to stop here! #enatribe rocks. I am proud triber.

EVERYTHINGNAART 


Instagram page

She is the founder of tribecalledena. Her page is a whole institution, what! She inspires me to fuel my passion for media and content creation. Amin is a content creator per excellence. You cannot follow her page and not be rebranded. You get video and app recommendations, tutorials, hacks and tips for growth on social media( not just Instagram) and lots more. She has a cute son goodjoyayo who would give you live nuggets that will blow your mind. I love him! 









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THE BLACK WRITER  

Instagram page

The black writer is a  Christian creative, a brand storyteller, and a social media strategist per excellence among other things. She is a perfect definition of a lifestyle influencer. Her page is literally a form of healing, you visit it and you suddenly want to glorify God with your creativity. 
She sends amazing letters, free Ebooks, and offers free phone call bookings just to pray with you and advice you( I am getting emotional) This is what I call premium content with divine approval, Follow her! Don't be slacking. 






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HEROATSBOAL 


Asa kemi

Follow this amazing page created by the amazing Asakemi if you want to see how oat meal transforms into all forms of deliciousness. This page make ditch ice cream and candy for oat meal. She is my Oat making inspiration, she has other sumptuous recipes on her Instagram page. If you are vegan she has the right meal plan for you. Asakemi is her personal page and it explores nature and minimalism at it's finest.








A week of left overs and frozen eats. That’s what this week in meals is for me. I cooked so much last week and the week before that my freezer is packed. So this week, I will not be cooking. Just making oatmeal and warming up already cooked meals for lunch and dinner. I’m curious to see what combinations I’ll come up with for the next seven days. In the meantime, thought I’d share the recipe for this vegan French toast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This recipe is for about three regular sized bread slices. However, only use thicker bread types such as whole wheat, sprouted or a french bread type. Because it can get soggy very easily. I’ve tried using egg replacement for a french toast recipe but it has a slime to it and I’m not a big fan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here you go. I hope you enjoy. Tag me if you do! I’d love to see! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1/2 cup almond milk (or non dairy milk of choice) 1 tsp nutritional yeast 1 tsp cinnamon powder 1 tbsp brown sugar (or sub 1 tsp maple syrup) 2 tbsp unbleached flour (gluten free, oats flour, any flour really) 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 3 slices (hard) bread. I use sprouted bread. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whisk all the ingredients in a wide low bowl. Then using a brush or spoon, spread on one side of bread. Heat up pan with some coconut oil (just a bit) and lay on toast. Then spread the mixture on the other side of toast (that’s facing up). Flip over. Cook each side for about 2-3 minute on medium heat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For chocolate topping/syrup 1/3 warm cup water (or use half water, half dairy free milk) 1 tsp raw cacao powder Sugar to sweeten. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mix everything together into smooth. If warm, let sit for a bit to cool to room temperature.
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 Hisbrownpoet 


Photography tips 

I can't even scream this enough, this page will teach you that 'Nah, I can't afford to be mediocre' her editing skills are top-notch and her captions are fire. She is an amazing writer, so follow her page for details on how to get her book. I love how I see Europe because I see them through her photos. She is fashion, style, travel, poetry & photography personified. I love her and you will too.



SIAINSTYLE  


Fashion and style tips

She is all things vintage, fashion and style. Follow her for style, photography and editing tips. Her put together is just so crisp, curated and unique I love it.
Visit her blog at siainstyle.com then share your testimony because you will testify.








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LAURETTAHAMZA 


Helium health

I discovered lauretta when she was the community manager for tribecalledena and since then I have simply adored her. Her voice caught my attention during her tutorials on the tribes page. I have not regretted following. She is doing amazing things in health and technology. She is selfless and goal-driven in a way that will inspire you.

If you are into anything health, tech or media related Lauretta is your plug. She is the E.D for the Chsscheme, a youth led organization that fortifies health systems in marginalized communities.








⁣ This wasn’t my intended post, ⁣ ⁣ I filmed a 2 minutes video only to realise that there was this annoying noise in the background 😭 😀 ⁣ ⁣ Prior to today, I wanted to go quiet about the Corona situation. Many of the volunteers at @chsscheme will not be willing to do anything and even if they are willing, we really don’t have the capacity to curtail the spread of the virus 🦠 ⁣ ⁣ But... I couldn’t look away after calling one of our contacts in a rural community we oversee. As wild as things I’ve gotten, they seem not to have an idea πŸ’‘ at all. ⁣ Please swipe to see what we plan to do ⬅️ This is sort of an emergency 🚨 and it’s better to do the little we can now to support. ⁣ ⁣ Link to donate is in my bio πŸ™ ⁣ ⁣ #LaurettaHamza #COVID19Response #CHSScheme
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THE DIGITAL TINKER 

The digital tinker

This page will teach you everything you need to know about boosting your Instagram engagement,  creating quality content by providing and simplifying the use of various apps and websites. This page is literally a gold mine. When I am confused on how to use any app , create a graphic design, or video content. I ask the digital thinker and you should too. 



This is the end, thank you for coming to my ted talk, now you can press phone with your chest and not feel guilty for not being productive because these pages offer value. 
Follow them if you aren't already, recommend other amazing page's in the comments and when you follow, tell them you are from here. Cheers!

Do you think Instagram is a distraction?

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

I REWROTE THE LORDS PRAYER


Digital art by Laura h. Rubbin
Art by Laura H. Rubbin

The World is heavy with bad news. I have been afraid, sad, and overwhelmed but I realized my father would want me to choose hope, he would want me to focus on him and surrender. This is just me making sense of a prayer Abba taught us himself. I saw Iyanu Adebiyi do it on her Instagram stories. So,

Here is my version of the lord's prayer

My father
who sits warmly above me
Your holiness purifies my tongue
as I call out your name.
I am here, in this temporal place you have created for me.

 I am learning to twist this place
into a divine blueprint to reflect your
heavenly intentions
To make it as conducive as your
glowing abode
So that I can call you in for a feast
 Fill my belly just enough for me to run out and run to you in split seconds
Needing and yearning from your abundance.

Father this girl is demanding
Asking that you hurry up with the dough
Because the bakeries here choose to
Feed me stone
I am hungry, fill me.

Blot away my red spots
Do not let my sin fix the weight of
The World on my chest
Father, take this filth and make it favor
I will peel off my resentment
And make room for reconciliation
I will not let the heat of my anger burn my
Neighbors skin
I will not be intrusive or call their dermis darkness

Father
My body is orgasmic at the sight
Of things that will destroy me
The path I have chosen is coy
My legs firmly planted in the fields of
Desire and I devour with gluttony everything that crosses my path
Drag me out of this route
Lead me out of this temptation
Father my soul wants to fall
Catch it with light
Save me from the dubiousness
 of bad intentions
Deliver me from all Evil

And when this girl is clean
She will get accustomed to the
The infinitive landmark of your abode
The grandiose of your existence
The reign of your majesty
And she will know truly
That yours is the kingdom
The power and the glory
Till the end of all days


Read the actual lords prayer here.
I encourage you to do this, take any part of the Bible and personalize it, you can start with the Lord's prayer. Leave me a comment and you can even email me your version.
Stay safe and stay prayed up.


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