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NO EXCUSE!

A moment of silence for George Floyd.

A moment of silence for Uwa Omozuwa.

This past week has been something else. What is happening in the world for God’s sake? The funny thing about all of these is that these people are the ones that we happen to know about. What about others that we’ll never know?

I usually don’t address sensitive issues like these because they are just that – sensitive. But how long will we continue to sit back and be witnesses? I mean, these are the lives of people like you and me. But the other question is what should we do? What can we do? Or should God just come and take His people home? Because I’m tired and sick of the negativity in this world. In fact, I’m tired of being tired.

Mr. George Floyd was killed for allegedly presenting a forged cheque to a cashier who called the cops on him. He was begging. He kept saying ”I can’t breathe”. There was a white cop restraining him with his knee on his neck. That white knee killed George Floyd. Of course, everything happened because they ”suspected” that he was trying to be fraudulent. The cheque wasn’t even fake. The only mistake he made was that he was black. Racism in 2020? Really?

Uwa. Uwa was 22. She just gained admission into the University of Benin but she’s gone now. She was raped and brutalized in a church. A church!! Women are not safe anymore. Is this how we’re going to keep living in fear? It’s scary, to be honest. What excuse is there for rape?

These days, people can’t even come out to protest against these wrongdoings because there is no more justice. Tina was just an innocent bystander cut down in her prime from a stray bullet. Bullet from the gun of a policeman that was supposed to be protecting this innocent soul. She was 16. She didn’t deserve to die. Will she get justice?

A moment of silence for Tina Ezekwe.

Honestly, my heart cannot take anymore and all I want is for justice to be served. Will Uwa get Justice? What about Floyd? What can we do? What can we do?? We deserve better! The world deserves better. What can we do?!

’Ruona.

WHAT CAN WE DO?!

I’ll be seeing you in the comment section.

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CORRESPONDENCE

RUONA

Dear Writer’s block,

It’s me, your prisoner. You’ve held me captive for almost two months and I’m using this medium to remind you that I’m still here, held in an agonizing sequence of unending torture because you won’t let me write. It’s not easy you know? When you’re not able to be consistent with your work. I know you can’t relate because you consistently snatch creative souls and drain creative juices for fun. But abeg, I wasn’t born to be a prisoner and I’m tired. I deserve freedom too. I didn’t even do anything wrong so what kind of captivity is this?

At first, I just thought my brain went on holidays and would be back soon but after three weeks, I knew it had to be you. You didn’t even deny it. Instead, you came to gloat. You’ve been deriving joy from the fact that I cannot write my thoughts and ideas down. What did I do?

WRITER’S BLOCK

Dear Ruona,

First and foremost, you’re rude. If you want to beg me, can’t you beg properly? Is it because I’ve not taken away your will to write that you’re here, speaking big English?

You’ve been enjoying this prison since. Other people that were taken captive after you have been released and it’s now you’re realizing that you’ve been subjected to an agonizing torture for almost two months?

RUONA

Dear Writer’s block,

Please forgive my lack of manners. What I should have said is that I am sorry for whatever it is I may have done to offend you and if you don’t mind, I’d like to ask for my freedom.

I am pleading for mercy. I don’t want to be here anymore. All I want to do is write. It would mean a lot to me if you could release me from this torture and I promise, I won’t bother you again.

‘Ruona

Hey guys!

Have you ever had writer’s block?

How did you overcome it?

How’s the lockdown treating you?

Did you miss me as much as I missed you?

Hope you’ve been making the best use of your time?

Please gist me in the comment section below!! 💜