she’d always Been the girl with a smile on her face and a light spring to her steps. She fairly glided and wherever she went she was a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine. She met him and uttered her first words. Words he taught her when he first said them.
3 words to open her eyes
3 words to open her heart
3 words to melt her
3 words to turn her world upside down
3 words she’d keep saying never to be uttered from his lips.
Her blue skies are replaced with dark, stormy nights, her glide to stubbed toes.
Her once summer yellow dress has turned grey.
She gazes at him hoping he sees her, desperate for just one look.
One look to touch her skin, one look to save her.
Her blood seeps out her pores panting those 3 words.
She lays on the cold, hard floor, empty and alone, seeking just 3 words.
Thump! Thump!! Thump!!! To the sound of her last 3 words
Thump!!! Thump!! Thump!… her last 3 beats
She smiles as the darkness consumes her. His look the last thing she sees as he utters his 3 words.
Finally he sees her but never to be seen by her.
So last week the family and I went to the zoo. I was really excited because my zoo trips are quite few and happened a long time ago.
I was also really excited because we were taking my sister’s 3 year old and her 11 month old twins and I was looking forward to having them enjoy the out doors and the general experience.
Obviously the twins are least likely to have as much fun as the 3 year old.
But surprisingly they had a great time enjoying the fresh air and the activity around them. So that was amazing.
Unfortunately the zoo was not as impressive as I had hoped. I saw snakes I think pythons. I saw horses (rolls eyes), I saw goats ( common! These roam the streets here) I saw two not very healthy looking camels even though I was told they were really young in reference to their size.
I saw buffalos, I saw various species of monkeys and two baboons.
I saw two turtles or is it tortoise . What’s the difference? Anyway they were really big. A male and a female. I can’t remember if one was 200 or 80 years old. I found out the males grow way bigger than the females. And some really curious Nigerians decided to sit and climb on the bigger of the turtles just because they were told about how strong it’s shell is. And I am like really?
Don’t get me wrong I was intrigued but come on!!! Riding a turtles back? Seriously!
I saw crocodiles and their baby. Or was it an alligator? Well there where also rabbits, ostrich, peacock,guinea fowl etc.
Nothing wild lifey though or ferocious. So a little disappointed again.
Anyway all in all it was a good day and I had fun.
Here are some pictures
Crocodile/alligator not sure 😁
There are more interesting pictures but my network won’t let me upload them lol.
So tell me about your local zoo.
What has been the most interesting and shocking thing about it.
😁 I look forward to your reply.
My tears are gold
Hot and molten.
They are stirred behind
tired eyes and feathered lashes
By the tumultuous feelings of
This unending dryness
Caused by the drought within.
How can this desert go on forever.
Will my golden tears cool into bars?
Will I mold daggers from them?
Will I ever find my oasis,
My mock ocean of relief ?
And will the next tide bring the storm!
Or will it be calmed?
Brooding seems to be the order of the day
I am lost for words and don’t know what to say
I wish you would stay
Even if it’s just so we could play.
When the night comes and I lay
All I can do is pray
For another way
to throw away
The opinions that you have of me that won’t sway
Though I know your response is nay
I try not to keep at bay
The emotions that would relay
To you that I am Okay.