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This is Life…

This is life,
a beautiful, dirty fighter.
filling your eyes with splendour
then punches you in the guts,
with a fist full of pain
that breaks invisible parts
you never knew you had.

This is life,
shaped like a beautiful city,
charming yet endowed with chaos
glitzy upper streets with ghettos to the side;
just when you thought things looked rosy
the stench of its rawness sucks the air out of you
leaving you gasping and watering your face.

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Jacqueline

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Listen. Pause. Inhale…

water, sea, surf

Listen.

even the water
whispers your name

Pause.

thoughts of you
haunt my moments

Inhale.

you’re the legend
of my soul

©

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

GET OUT ALIVE!

Domestic violence, Abuse, Get Help

when she heard his voice
her heart leapt;
not for the joy of his presence,
but for fear
that his presence brought.

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Jacqueline

‘Don’t die in silence. Domestic abuse should never be condoned. Get out alive.’

Staggering statistics show the rise in domestic violence. This could be your neighbour, your best friend, your coworker, your sibling, and so on. Don’t ignore it.

You Keep Waiting…

you said that you’ll board
when the time was right

it’s not there anymore
it sailed away without you

next time you say;
you’ll be ready and waiting,

yet you set some fire
to sit with all those cowards in here

who have waited
for as long as life can count

and you didn’t see it pass again
you are still waiting

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Jacqueline

So Whispers My Soul…

Balance, Peace, Calm, Life, Making It Work

Sometimes hurting sits like a heavy rock that sinks your spirit,

sometimes pain leaves tracks wider than a railroad,

sometimes despair runs so deep that it seems bottomless,

sometimes giving up becomes a relief that beckons so softly;

……

Those times when life has become such trying tedium,

that getting through each day seems an untold hardship,

I hate to offer platitudes that this too shall pass,

but my soul whisper to yours, don’t you ever give up!

……

Words I share with you, I share with myself,

the encouragement that I give you, I give to myself,

for I’ve found that whoever we are and wherever we are from,

we are all the same balancing our struggles on this journey called life.

©

Jacqueline

Don’t give up on today, you have no idea what tomorrow has to offer. Just wait and see