I’ll Be There

I have no idea where this song came from, all of a sudden playing in my head. This timeless piece by the Jackson 5 speaks volume and I couldn’t help but allow myself be serenaded by it. Yes yes i really hope to sing it to someone someday.

You and I must make a pact,
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love,
I’ll be there (I’ll be there…)

I’ll reach out my hand to you, I’ll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I’ll be there
(I’ll be there…)

Chorus:
And oh – I’ll be there to comfort you,
Build my world of dreams around you,
I’m so glad that I found you
I’ll be there with a love that’s strong
I’ll be your strength, I’ll keep holding on –
(Yes I will, yes I will)

Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter
Togetherness, well that’s all I’m after
Whenever you need me, I’ll be there
I’ll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love I respect you
Just call my name and I’ll be there

(Chorus)

If you should ever find someone new,
I know he’d better be good to you
‘Cos if he doesn’t, I’ll be there
(I’ll be there…)

Don’t you know, baby, yeah yeah
I’ll be there, I’ll be there, just call my name, I’ll be there
(I’ll be there…)

(Just look over your shoulders, honey – ooh)

I’ll be there, I’ll be there, whenever you need me, I’ll be there

Don’t you know, baby, yeah yeah

 

EB.

2014: Finding Love and Friendships

Hey!

At the beginning of the year, I intentionally skipped some things when making plans for the year. Probably because as important as they are, I didn’t think I was ready to put an effort and/or do something about them. They include

Find love (again)

Make new friends

Just a couple of weeks ago, both of my friends pointed out the fact that I needed to leave the comfort of my home and meet people. I used Twitter as an excuse. Left to me, I could stay on the internet all day and connect with people without stepping an inch away from my bed hence my current status of reclusity. It’s actually become a lifestyle. So it was easy for me not to make resolutions about them but you know how life is; it has a way of throwing you off balance with it’s unpredictions and knocking you into reality. So, I’ve unconsciously[keyword] decided to follow the yellow brick road wherever it leads which means I’ll probably do some things just because. Nothing premeditated of any sort just moving in the direction of the wind until I return to my shell.

Good news is I’ve met new people. I hope I can keep up, follow through and not get bored of them. I feel like my expectations of people are too high and if after a while they don’t seem to meet up, I’d just leave them hanging. Reason for a lot of ”failed” friendships in the past.

Then again,there was a quote on Pinterest that said something about ”most writers being introverts”. Up until now, I’ve never really considered myself as an introvert especially because I used to have a very active social life with tons of friends. I was a full-fledged extrovert until a couple of years ago when the tables turned.

For some reasons, I’m not particularly thrilled about giving love another chance or rather opening up to dating this year especially since it didn’t leave on a good note previously but if it comes, I’m not holding back. Love is a beautiful thing and I’m not about to deprive myself of that even though I think it comes with a truckload of quirks. Relationships are a lot of work and sometimes when I think of it, I’d rather just remain single as a pringle.

Meanwhile, I think solitude and serenity are grossly underrated! Yes! Yes! I’m an advocate. Don’t get tired of hearing it.

Love,friends and serenity
EB.

That Kind Of Woman

To he that I’ll love

I can’t wait to feel that love

I don’t mind whenever it is

As long as I’m with you

We could avoid the sea

Just for you

And follow the yellow bricks

Wherever it leads

Fiji,Bora Bora

Wherever it is

We could fly across oceans

Yes we will afford it

Save up,pack our bags

Pitch our tents on an island

As long as I’m with you

I can’t wait to meet you

To prove my love for you

With all that i am

I’ll be that kind of woman

I know!

This is a sort of reply to this poem.

EB.

Torn

It’s been a while
I felt this love
When I’m around you
I feel so vulnerable
My sensibility flies out of the window
You’re too good to be true
I can’t help
But build a wall
I don’t think I’m ready
To face this anymore
My heart is willing
But my flesh is holding back
I want to take this chance
I really do
But I’m torn
I can’t take the risk
Why does love
Have to be this hard?
Why can’t it
Have a smooth sail?
Why does it
Have to hurt so much?
But I’m gonna try
My heart is willing
To give it a shot
It’s been a while
I’m gonna take the chance
I wanna laugh again
Play pranks and giggle
Throw tantrums and banters
And just exale in the comfort of your arms.

P.S: It’s been a while. Long overdue. I feel like I lost my vibe so I went into my archives. It brought back emotions and this inspiration. Tomi’s poem also helped. I hope this continues.

EB.

This Is Where We Are

Hi guys!

So a couple of days ago someone said my mum and I behaved and acted like friends. That comment made me smile. Anyone that has been following this blog from inception knows my mum and I didn’t start off all rosy. We were always @ loggerheads. Often times in the past, I come here to bare my heart out to random strangers ( You guys are the best btw :*) and have been consoled with soothing and encouraging words ( I love y’all to bits and pieces).

Anyways I’m pleased to announce that we’ve morphed from being the nagging overbearing mother-and-daughter to actually having a relationship. We talk about absolutely everything minus some awkward issues LOL. From Linda ikeji’s blog to Twitter to dreams, spirituality, social media and whatnot. It’s been tremendously amazing! And it’s all just within a year. There was time to actually bond and respect each other’s views. She has finally ”let me be”. I can wear makeup in peace[it was such a hassle]. I can play dress up and organize her closet. I can even go shoe shopping on her behalf because she trusts my decision.She supports me 110% and makes up for my dad’s inadequacies. She has never tried to impose any career and whatnot down my throat or anything and I simply feel blessed. I honestly can’t wait to start spoiling her silly.

And so for an absolute stranger to pass that kind of comment, I was thrilled. I felt like we’ve actually made an effort you know. And that feels great! I pray God continues to strengthen our bond because more than ever before, I need it!

I love you mum to the moon and back.

Always and Forever
EB.

QOTD: On Life

“This life is what you make it. No matter what,
you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal
truth. But the good part is you get to decide how
you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends
– they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some
come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends.
Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make
the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well,
they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it,
most of them – actually pretty much all of them are
going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your
soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you
whole and that goes for everything. Just because
you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at
everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always,
always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head
high, keep your chin up, and most importantly,
keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and
there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

EB.

A Tale.

He had the most beautiful pair of brown eyes
i had ever seen
With the right complexion to complement them
The hot-dog scent he had in the mornings
made him even more adorable
A second didn’t pass without his thought of me
Made me wish his cell phone was glued to his ears
His subtle voice woke me up at dawn
Mine wasn’t even close
As i had to feign it.
At night, we would sit, watch the stars
And just enjoy each other’s company.
For a second, i almost got carried away
Was too good to be true
Until reality dawned on me…

He wasn’t saved.

All About Us

I’ve stalled
I’ve ignored
I’ve deferred
I’ve disappointed
But it’s time to stop and let go
I’m gonna pick a day
Out of the blue
Randomly
Spontaneously
Then i’m gonna show up
I’m gonna be all pretty
i’m gonna throw you off balance
A planned surprise might come in handy or
I might just find my way to your doorstep.
Whichever way it is
I’m just gonna come
I’m gonna clear your doubts
I’m gonna push your worries aside
Because it’s gonna be about us.
We’re gonna talk all night
because we have so much to catch up on
we’re gonna bury the past and forget the future
We’re just gonna live for the moment
Because it’s all about us.
Then you’re gonna play the guitar and sing to me
i’ll just keep smiling
And swing along.
Then you’re gonna take my hand
And we’ll take each step one at a time
then we’ll move until the music fades
Because it’s all about us.

”Ume”

You lie somewhere at the back of my mind
With traces of memories here and there
Your face
I don’t think i’ll forget in a long while
Light-skinned with the most beautiful pair of brown eyes
I always loved staring at them especially during those heated arguments
You were mine and i was yours
A bond so strong
It was impenetrable
We shared laughs and cries
We had each other
From dusk to dawn
We were young
We were in love
Even distance couldn’t hold us down
Over the years we waxed stronger
We became part of each other
We shared goals and dreams
We looked out for each other
We wanted the best for each other
No,
I wanted the best for you
I wanted to be proud of you
I wanted to look in your eyes and just smile
Because i believed in you
I had your back
But no,
You had to ruin everything
You turned your back on me
You crushed me
And left my heart in pieces
You trampled on my feelings
And turned them to ashes
And now
You deserve everything that’s coming to you
Because all we had
Is dead and gone!

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