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Guest Post: When whispers die

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The news caster appears again to echo yesterday’s sentiments:

Monies growing wings
Agbada and Ghana-must-go bags become friends

All the while there are no horns men to sound the alarm.

 Child: Father, will no one speak up against these crimes?

Father: my child, as you age in life, you start to appreciate the safety in silence.

 Child sighs as justice drowns

From a distance, 

Mother: my child come for your food.

  Written by: Daodu, Deji Cornelius.  

      2017.

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SHATTERED HOPE-THE PAST

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Episode 2Three months later

We have been married for over two months now and — I just found out I’m pregnant, the obvious result of the rape. 

God, I feel so ashamed. My voyage as a wife has been bumpy and humiliating.

He repulses me now, every time he tries to touch me I feel like throwing up — the baby could be the reason behind it though. I dread telling him about my pregnancy because I don’t know how he would react. 

He usually has this spell of black moods, it is ill-advised to go close to him when he is in that mood.

He has been possessive ever since we got married, sometimes, he is charming and attentive. He thinks I would go file a complaint at the police station or human right activist.

 I chortled at that thought; who would believe a husband raped his wife? You are shocked too, right?

I burst out in laughter before realizing I was in the conference room with some potential clients, I blinked rapidly and the laughter died down suddenly as I felt curious eyes on me.

 This was not the time to unleash my domestic problem, I realized. I cleared my throat and gathered my thoughts into the domestic folder in my head. I smiled at my clients to ease the tension and curiosity buzzing within the conference room.

I know as you read this, you are wondering who I am.

My name is Adeola Janet Aderemi, now Mrs. Adeola Janet Coker. I am married to one of the youngest CEO in the country.

 Olanrewaju Coker is his name. Lanre, as he is popularly called, is the only son and child of Senator Coker and Mrs. Coker. I smile wistfully as I reminisce a little about the man I fell in love with.

Lanre is over 6 ft. tall, with alert light brown eyes. He has a pointed nose which suits his long face and naturally red colored bow lips which compliments his fair skin. 

His black curly hair gave away his Caucasian descendant. I can’t decide if it was love at first sight, especially with the circumstance.

Most ladies wish to be in my position, I would gladly trade my position as his wife with any lady. 

I never wish to relive the incident. The incident which has led to a pregnancy — wanted or unwanted?

I sigh mournfully, the darkness of the incident threatens to swallow me. How do I broach the subject with him? 

Would I find him in a cheerful mood tonight? Does he have to know? Or should I keep the secret to myself, but for how long?

I resolve within myself to tell him…he has to know. Tonight.

 

#Diary Series

#Shattered Hope

#Diary of an abused Wife

 

Written by Okusun Mercy

SHATTERED HOPE

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THE PAST
Episode 1

The proposal came unexpectedly, I am still reeling from the proposal shock. I can’t believe it…I choose not to believe it. 

The white gold engagement ring, which felt heavy on my finger, is the stark proof that he did propose to me.

My younger sisters have been “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” over the engagement ring.

If only they knew!

It has indeed been a night of utter surprise, who knew a date night would turn into a proposal night. My mother can’t stop beaming, as her first child and daughter, she is excited to know that I am getting married. 

As I stare at her smiling face, it dawned on me that I haven’t seen my mother smile in a while, since she lost her husband, my father. Her infectious laughter threatens to contaminate me, but I refuse to celebrate in this sham engagement.

My mother noticed I wasn’t smiling, she raises her eyebrow in question at me, and I shrugged in reply. I gave her a little smile and looked down at my finger where the ostentatious ring rested. The ring seems to be mocking me, it seems to say: this is the price for your silence.

The humiliation burns as the images threatens to erupt, I close my eyes to prevent it. I am not strong enough, the images spills from my memory and flashes across as tears rolled down my face.

“Deola” I heard my mother’s soft worried voice call out to me.

“Are you alright?” she asked in concern, I opened my eyes and our gazes locked. I saw concern in her brown eyes, she looked worried and scared. I parted my lips to speak, but no sound came forth.

How do I explain? How do I tell her? I asked myself these questions as her worried eyes roved over my face. My younger sisters had been alerted to my present state and I watched their happiness dim slowly.

“Sister Deola, are you alright?” Bisola, the youngest, asked. I sighed and closed my eyes in shame.

How do I tell them?

How do I tell my mother that her future son-in-law…

… Raped me.

#Diary Series.

#Shattered Hope

#Diary of an Abused Wife.

 

Written by Okusun Mercy.

 

Guest Post: 5 Types of Chairs for Your Bedroom!

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Furniture characterises a home. It is thought to be the establishment of each home and a necessary some portion of its stylistic theme. Presumably the principal thing that you will buy when you move to another home or revamp the old one is a decent household item. Be that as it may, picking the correct sort of furniture inside reasonable costs is a repetitive undertaking and this is the place a hefty portion of us fall for the wrong sorts.

Furniture patterns differ every once in a while. Consistently; we go over some awesome patterns to take after in the furniture business. Be that as it may, we need to limit ourselves from running over the edge with our funds since outfitting things are constantly have a tendency to be moved towards the costly side. This is the very reason that furniture things ought to dependably be precisely chosen since they will not be anything but difficult to supplant.

One of the fundamental tips while deciding on furniture to buy is not to trade off or compromise on the quality. Your furniture ought to be sturdy and you ought to concentrate on quality over amount at whatever point you plan to supplant the old furniture in your home or settling on purchasing fresh out of the box new.

Here are the top 5 types of chairs you should be looking forward to buying for your bedroom décor:

  1. Beautiful Sofa Sets:

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Gone are the days when room furniture just incorporated the ace bed with bedside tables and headboards. Nowadays, restrictive room couch sets with end tables are especially in pattern and individuals have supported this pattern extremely well. In addition, you can likewise go for calfskin made couch sets with differentiating pad sets and they will look totally agile.

 

  1. Stylish Rocking Chairs:

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A room is fragmented without the great old recliner added to its stylistic theme. Not just that it will give your room a conventional look, it additionally offers you your very own private space held in your own particular room where you can simply take a load off while perusing your most loved book. Simply go ahead and get one for your room today and give yourself that additional treat of including an extraordinary outfitting thing for your room.

 

  1. Trendy Bedside Tables:

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Still especially in form; bedside tables have never left style. Accessible in a wide range of sizes and outlines that you can get your hands on; bedside tables are thought to be a basic piece of room furniture. Include coordinating bedside table lights and perceive how excellent the stylistic layout will look when it will offset the whole feel of your room.

 

  1. Bedroom Equipment:

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Having excellent extras in the room makes it more worth living and unwinding. Since summer season is practically around the bend; it is high time to dispose of the old bed sheets and sofas and say yes to shiny new plans of wonderful sofa-bed sets alongside coordinating pads and pads sets today!

 

  1. Comfortable Leather Couches:

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An extremely one of a kind yet classy furniture thing that has turned out to be tremendously prevalent over the current years and guarantee greatest solace levels is your most loved calfskin lounge chair. Already; having a cowhide love seat in your house was thought to be a front room frill yet the pattern has generally changed at this point. Thus, simply ahead and purchase a lovely bit of calfskin sofa today!

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Author Bio:

Julie Austin is a blogger who loves to write about home improvement. She is sociable and kind and loves to decorate almost everything!  In her free time, she enjoys the sunset with her friends at the seashore.  Read her posts at http://www.nurserygliderz.com

 

Guest Post: Change up your Home with these 3 Easy Renovations

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Sometimes we can get bored of the space we live in. Your paint may be starting to fade, maybe you’ve outgrown your decor, or perhaps you just feel like you need to upgrade your furniture.

Home renovation experts Redline suggest that simple renovations can make a huge difference to how you feel about your home.

 Your home should be a place you enjoy spending time. You’re not going to enjoy yourself if you are sick of looking at the same things each and every day.

While most of us may be put off by the difficult process of big renovations due to the price and time they take, this isn’t always the case.

Sometimes small renovations are all we really need in a home to make a huge difference to how we’re living.

The best thing about this is that there is so much advice and ideas available to browse online. Personally I enjoy looking at Pinterest boards for some really creative tips and tricks.

Here are three simple renovations that can make a huge difference to your living space and spice up your life:

Paint

Painting has a massive difference to the overall ambience of the room. Depending on the colours you use, you can evoke whatever feeling you decide on.

If you feel like making a relaxing oasis, consider the usage of cooler, softer toned colours. On the other hand if you are after a bright and lively space, feel free to play around with primary colours.

The best thing about painting is that it’s relatively easy to learn how to do. However, it can get messy. Be sure that you protect floors, furniture and other areas you don’t want stained.

Update the Door and Furniture Handles

This is one of my favourite ways of customising furniture and rooms. It’s incredibly cheap and easy to do.

You will be able to find a huge range of handles and hardware and second-hand stores. Personally, I love adding a vintage touch to my rooms.

I find my handles at thrift stores around my town. You can get give them a lick of paint for a more personal approach.

Replace your Curtains

If your curtains are starting to look a bit drab, it may be time to get new ones, or even better, make your own! Curtains are incredibly customisable.

You can really change up a room with these simple additions. Fabric is one of the best ways of updating the look and feel of your living space and there is so many options available out there for you to choose from. Get Looking!

These methods are so simple, easy and low-cost, yet they make such a big difference to the appearance of your home.

You can really create a space you love to be in simply and easily with little home renovations.

Author’s Bio: Hunny is a Freelance writer and home decor enthusiast living in New Zealand.

 

 

Guest Post: OUT AGAIN

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I knew I wasn’t deceived when you touched my left cheek. 

I felt the warmth of blood from your soft fingertips,

I saw an angel though you were just a lady, 

Brother you are lost, my mind silently told me. 
I had found earlier no relevant thing, 

Just trees and dead leaves that roamed freely. 

The thought of being lost stirred thick within me, 

I couldn’t prevent my head in confusion from ringing. 
Your eyes posses such a wonderful gleam,

You ought to be special, a supernatural being. 

At an attempt to offer a passionate kiss, 

The couch shook and interrupted the blissful dream. 

Written by: Oluwadamilola David Yusuf

A song for ASUU

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Good evening beautiful people. I trust your day turned out well? 

Here’s a little something I’ve had in the archives for sometime now. 
‘They’ robbed your barns, no one talked
Your tears were public, demanding justice

Everyone heard but none listened

So you stayed your tears and held your peace

Kings and chiefs, one after another shelved your case
With the passage of time, famine came along and You turned to the tree of memory  

And served bowls of livid meals with a pinch bitterness

This is my song but dance isn’t a must
And if you must dance then let the dust carry your fury

Let the earth know your rage

The drums ‘they’ played is ever resounding in the archives, resonating in aggrieved minds

This is my song and you know it too well.

 Written by:  Daodu Deji Cornelius

       Witty Quill 2017.