Cutting knot the fences
Walking up to your school, you meet this group of young people that are sharing bhang
You keep walking forward as you cast an eye unto them and suddenly, one of them springs up to you, in exclamation, “what are you looking at, fool”?
The rest of the gang is sizing up their fists to break off the beating
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What do you choose to do, taking it that you’re in the current state you’re in, at the moment, as you are reading this?
Do you take your flight away?
Or do you fold your fists, too and punch away?
I mean…it’s just understandable….the adrenaline is running through your system and all you’re thinking about is how I wish I could smash the hell outta these bastards!
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Somebody else might not be feeling that way
And all they are thinking about is, how do I calm down this situation?
Using any means necessary, possible but without having to spill blood or spit out some teeth
That could mean talking about it….that could be with anybody (familiar and stranger-alike)
Or just being there, quietly with the person that’s seeking to defend themselves…..
You do know that simply sitting there with somebody and saying nothing, looking at each other, sends a much stronger message across than the actual talking
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Back where am from, in Buganda, there’s a famous saying that goes asilisse teyejjussa
Try it some time
Many a time, majority of us are in so much pain that we don’t even know it
We live in it, we hide in it, we are so used to it…it’s a lifestyle that we’ve come to know
Little do we know and notice that we are hurting and destroying every good thing that there is, left of us
Our bodies have gotten accustomed to the pain
We’ve built our small fences for protection and to hold it all in
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One kweshan….how has this worked out for you?
You might say that it has worked for some days but I wonder how long it will last you!
Without causing any more disruption and problems
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Is your voice being listened to?
Are you even being heard?
Have you made an effort to speak with anyone?
Have you made an effort to speak to anyone about it?
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No worries if nobody is paying you any attention yet…
For it takes a brick at a time to erect an entire mansion, right?
Start small….every small action of kindness matters greatly
It could be a hug, holding a hand, a hi5, carrying me a cup of coffee (hihi…), hearing me speak up, and offering your seat for an injured person…..
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Its time you knot the fences than tear them down, don’t you agree?
Bard Of Blood
9 Years Sober Now!
Talking about the job….
You do not have much time!
Hehe….alright, Moiti. If you say so. Thank you.
We live in a world of being too silent and in pain. It takes so long an effort to hear your voice and know the pain because one has kept it all to one’self
Indeed. It’s such a sad thing. Good news is, we have the power to change the precedent.
You are right. Thanks
I just like the way you write ..
Hehe…thank you, Tony.
What a great post! I enjoyed reading this. Thanks!
The world would be different if there is understanding, there is kindness. in all of us. We are happy helping each other out.
Eileen M Loya
There are some situations in life that I would rather be silent than to speak my mind. My reason? I am afraid that speaking out might hurt others so I’d rather keep my thoughts to myself, even if I know it causes me so much pain. If only the world was kinder and people were more empathetic to each other, we’d be living in a perfect world.
A great piece to reflect and also think about people’s life. Thanks for this and I enjoyed reading this.
😍😍 you’re welcome
Try it sometime, love that saying. This will be my new mantra
Awesome writing, love the way you put together informative posts. Thank you for sharing!
👏🏿👏🏿 you’re welcome.
I agree with you! Take it one step at a time, be mindful of others 🙂
What a fun little post. I would say I agree but I’m not so confident about my own behavior during if a similar situation happens to me.
You’ve touched on something that feels very personal to me. I need to start showing more small actions of kindness to my husband. I suspect he is feeling very alone and unwanted since we had a baby and we’re both exhausted.
For the gang, run for your life…(hihi)