Time will set you free.

  Time will always eventually run out! When you have been patient enough, but waited in vain. When you had hoped, but unfortunately in vain. When you have tried, but to no avail. All the sleepless nights. All the shattered dreams. The troubled mind. The misery of it all. At last the time is up. I can be content knowing, l tried, l fought, l waited, l was patient. Time […]

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Silence

 I have a renewed affection for this word. Silence.  As the year broke, the older me did not reach for journals for the usual resolutions. As much as l love writing, planning and dreaming, this year l just let go. However here we are eleven days into the year and l have caught myself acting differently. It’s like l have this new attitude to life and l am finally presenting […]

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When it hits close to home

It is now way after midday, but l am still in bed trying to find the strength to get up and face the day. It has been a rough night. Between my insomnia, upcoming exams and horrendous events of yesterday, l am totally drained. Yesterday night, a man randomly attacked people with an axe at Düsseldorf central station. Am always there, always. It is by the grace of God that […]

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Being Black in Germany

Try and be in the bus or train, and have the police head to you first irregardless of where you are sitting to ask for your documents. Try and walk in into a store and have the security person tag along you immediately.
Try and check in at some fancy place, and be questioned of your identity and if indeed you are the person on the reservation.
Try and have the store alarm beep as you walk out and see how vigorously you will be dealt with.

Try…try…try…try…

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