BEYOND THE VEIL

(c) Chris Sam

In between the unimaginable,
We are still humans.
Hiding behind the smiles,
Yet upset to be comforted.

Desiring space by pretending rage,
A saints when naive,
Unpredictable when taken for granted.

Born passionate from the beginning,
A lover of self, nature and all that is to life
We are all that is, will be and hope to be,
We are nature’s bliss.

Growing in between the crevice of our existence,
Blaming our woes to time and neglect,
We are reborn a thousand times by reasons.

Singing in the night by soundless whispers of our conscience,
Dreaming and hoping we make peace with our past, present and future.

We become that we may revived,
Reborn that we may evade the darkness of our past.
Sinking within the two halves of good and evil.
Undauntedly hunted with the thoughts of our fate (deaths).

Grown and ready,
We’re alerted to life’s vicissitude and vagaries.
In all, we remain imperfectly perfect creatures of a supernatural being.
Craving for the true meaning to life and existence.

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WITHIN ME & ME

The silence is long overdue,
In my solitude I have shred it all.
No more long nights of exasperated whispers.
I have been reborn through the fire, and by words
I am refined.

I am, my own greatest foe.
And I am, my own inspiration.
Tossed like the sea waves,
And calm like the ocean tide.
A thought within me and me

THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A NIGERIAN. (PART 1)

The challenge being a Nigerian goes beyond our thoughts and our lifestyle. That we survived everyday is a miracle, and a story untold. Everyday is a challenge on its own and every moment a silent prayers is offered.
I look through my days and sojourn on earth, through my times and struggle and I have come to realise that being born a Nigerian is the biggest test I have ever encountered. It’s become even worst if your from the lower class, because it takes several levels of struggle to graduate towards the beginners line of becoming successful.

This days, the only true happiness and smiles I have, are born from the nostalgic feelings of my childhood.

Being a Nigerian from a low income earning family is the toughest experience and challenge of being a Nigerian. Don’t get me wrong! When the situation surrounding your growth and the challenge you face dreaming to become fulfilled hit on you, and there’s little or no option for you to hold on to, then you’ll understand where am coming from.

Reading through my thoughts above, you’ll be wondering (What exactly does being a Nigerian mean?) Is it a cultural thing? A religious or a tribal problem? Why should I be sounding the way I do.

Well, this article is totally base on my experiences and struggle for survival.

My life is a series of experiences and challenges. Every single day of my life shows me how wrong things are in a nation I call my country. Unfortunately no matter what I write or say, the reality, is very different. Neither my article or frustration will be enough to make things better, either for me or others like me.
What bothers me most, is; this experiences have been legitimise into our daily living. We have totally accepted the wrongs, rebranding them to become the normal way of living. Being a Nigerian means, I can’t dream or envisioned to be a business owner, especially if am not from a rich home, or highly connected. The system have been programmed to favour only a few. The hope for the average Nigerian is a civil service job, or a standard job that will guarantee survival, with a monthly income that cannot even sustain you or a family. Civil service or what they tag a white collar job, are a modern day slave parks, no matter how good your plans are you can’t save to start a business of your own. Foreign investors, will refuse to connect with you as soon as you introduce yourself as a Nigerian, banks are not interested in financing good ideas, the rich and the highly connected hijack everything, politicians are tirelessly looting and stealing from the nation’s treasury. The effects and results of the whole thing still falls back to the average and law abiding citizen of the country (ME) and the likes of me.

I am naturally endowed with amazing ideas, skills, and abilities that could help change and affect the society positively, my dreams and aspirations to bring this ideas to fruition are gradually loosing grip and hope, as every effort made prove to be useless, since I’ve got no political class, connection or belong to the social stracter of the rich.

Everyday has become a page in my quest for survival, sourcing for funds, investors and platforms to showcase my abilities and ideas.

The country Nigeria has become a shadow of itself. Leaders are advanced fraudsters, policies are only on papers without implementation.

There was a country call Nigeria…………

To be continued…

IN MY LITTLE WORLD 


​IN MY LITTLE WORLD 

© Chris Sam
Who can understand the mystery of creation? 

Who can predict the events that unfold.

Saddle upon the wheels of time,

We set our voyage on life’s quest as we grow old. 
As the morning sun rises, I behold to become.

Rocking my little cherry cradle, I smile knowing I am welcome. 

For in the darkness that lies beyond my little world, 

I can feel hope in every smile that extend a hand of love.
I can’t say I understand the way things are done,

For in this journey, it all feels we’re all here to sojourn. 

All that matters is, I leave a legacy that will speak of me in thousands years to come.

A life that is full of love and peace as I gracefully blossom. 
Yes, I may be little today, but will one day grow old.

I don’t intend to be another line in the story that is told,

But the protagonist, as my life’s events unfold. 

I believe there’s a space for me, as I am on a mission as pure as gold. 

THOUGHTS ON MY BIRTHDAY 

​© Chris Sam


I came from a thousand success streams,
With grace and love I’ve been found among an amazing team.
Years of struggle and faith has built my self-esteem.
Now I can say am on the path to fulfil my dream.

In a blink, lot have been said and many experienced.
My entire life is a story build by providence,
As I grew to be filled with great confidence. 
I can now boldly say, I have lived beyond failures consequence.

Who said this or who say that doesn’t count,
For life itself never offer us a discount.
All that really matters is for us to surmount. 
Then with a gracious smile our blessings we will count.

Yeah, few years back I was born.
Though pains, rejects and hates came like thorns,
This experiences have truly made a free born.
No more worries or fear of what will be said with the tongue.

Happy birthday to me, as I live to leave a mark and a true legacy.

BEYOND THE GOSSIP LINE (EXCEPT) 

BEYOND THE GOSSIP LINE
In order for our lives to change for the better, we must change our perspective and perception of seeing things. For when our personal philosophy and behaviour is refined and adjusted, more opportunities will be before us, giving us a privilege of becoming more fulfilled.
Strengthening our personal boundary by living beyond the gossip line, creates and reinforces our value and worth. It also helps to keep the unhealthy drama, negativity, and suffering out.

Our personal boundaries include three distinct focal point
>Our mindset and emotions 
>Thoughts and ideas 
>Choice and actions
Our mindset and emotions.

By becoming aware of our mindset, feelings, and emotions, we can work toward finding peace of mind and conquering fear, doubt, and negativity. Having a healthy handle on emotions enables us to choose fulfillment and joy. In opposite, when we neglect this aspect of our lives, it brings to us emotional sufferings and pains.

To be continued……… 

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