Head downcast, dressed in all black for the burial, sadness all around…the time for morning is now gone, lift your head and see the life around you, see that life is still within you…you must keep living…feel the breeze on your face, the freshness of the morning as the birds chirp and the sun peaks over the horizon to say hello…take some time to look at the trees as they sway in the breeze waving to you as you pass by…..please LIVE life because eventually we all will die but there are moments when we forget to LIVE.

Natty ODou




…with the chisel in hand I began to work…chipping away at the wall of insanity that became mE… I worked day and night tirelessly as I heard her voice calling out on the other side of my sanity, “try harDer” she pleaded..

I’m almost there my love, I’m trying my best. I caught my breath as I took notice of my hands, cracked and bleeding they cried for relief but I paid them no heed, for the insanity was finally cracking so I must proceed…

“You are not trying hard enoUgh!” she screamed… but I could not reply, for the wall was finally dropping and I needed all my strength to comply…but as the chisel dropped from my torn numb hands I let out a cry…”I’m almost there my love, please don’t let your love die!”…

Natty ODou