Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Road to Recovery

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step – Lao Tzu
If we want change in Nigeria - we need to start small.
Start with your boss’s friend who at the last presentation, told you you had a nice smile with his eyes fixed on your round ass in your tight skirt.
Start with your fiancĂ©’s mother who is against your marrying her son because she thinks edo people are diabolical.
Start with your father who beat your mother last night till she was red and bruised for serving him soup that was not freshly made.
Start with your pastor who told his congregation that the church will be collecting 5 sets of offerings as his Range Rover and Mercedes Benz are not befitting for the man of God that he is. He has his eyes set on higher grounds - a new private jet because he is the mouth piece of God.
Start with the boy you met on twitter, the one that made you feel special just so he could get you drunk and feel you up.
Start with your married uncle who gives you orgasms against the same wall his wedding picture frame hangs on.
Start with the fear of going to your village, the many deaths and the wickedness that lurks in the hearts of your kinsmen. You have heard the charm to cause a stroke costs just ₦50. How can evil be so affordable?
Start with the lies you told your parents, you were never really in school, always in the cars of strange men.
Start with your swollen heart and all the baggage of hurt it carries – the names of the people you have refused to forgive.
Start with the sins you commit without flinching and the abominations that happen that do not rob you of sleep.