Rewrite The Story

                                                                                    Favour Chidumebi Ononiwu

(Singing) Now it’s different, Yes it’s O so different now….. I was full of joy and life as I walked towards the hostel. The sister walking with me suddenly nudged me and whispered look and then I turned to see that all eyes were on me as I walked along the path. At first I became concerned but nothing could stop that joy that I felt and as they could not fathom the reason for my happiness at this point, I did not mind and continued singing.

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Forge Ahead

Sitting down taking stock about last year and what I want this year, all of sudden I felt this tug in my heart and like a whisper a voice said “why not forge ahead this year?” Ruminating on it, I said to myself, Last year I achieved things I did not dream of, I became a bit popular than I used to, I got portfolios if I was told I would get at the beginning of the year I would disbelief and even mock you for saying so. A lot of personal achievements last year not necessarily without flaws, lost some friends, privileges because of my attitude, made silly mistakes and sometimes I found myself making some plans to move yet not necessarily taking action but yet I will say I have gone far, saying that to silence my conscience.

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True Strength

It takes true strength to think of others before yourself,

to smile when your heart is burning with pain.

To walk up straight because you want to make someone’s day.

It takes true strength to have issues but still lend listening ear,

To feel shattered but still cheer someone on,

To feed others light from your already fainting candle,

To do all this with a smile.

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The Agony of the Crucifier

I don’t know what to call this. Maybe a poem or a write-up. But please read and share. God bless.

I went home to sleep that Friday night

So tired and weak from what had transpired

My wife and children welcomed me with open hands
And laid the table before me.
Waiting by the table to hear how it ended with the so called Son of God.
Just as I sat at dinner, it came back all over again
The cry and the chant of the crowd, crucify! crucify!!
I could hear my voice, it was louder than all other
Away with him! Crucify him!! He does not deserve to live!!!
How come my voice?? I am very sure I was just an onlooker
“I was not part of them” I said, startling my family.

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Double D Last Episode

Chapter 4

Is Repair Beyond Reach?

Before meeting Dream, Decision rehearsed his speech over and over again so as not to spurn the opportunity he has been given. As he walked to the cafeteria where they both decided to meet, Decision offered a silent prayer to God for his friend.

At the cafeteria, Decision looked at Dream who sat across him with pity. He is face was drawn and haggard. He could hardly recognize him, the aura and brightness that once radiated around him was now replaced by a dim palled look.

After exchanging pleasantries, Decision was about to begin with the speech he has spent the day rehearsing when he noticed that Dream was just there in the body but he has wandered. After calling him for the third (3rd) time, he tapped him to get his attention. Dream felt a nudge as he jerked back to reality. His friend was staring at him. “Oga you don travel far o, wetin you dey think?” Decision said. Dream was speechless as tears rolled down his eyes.

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Double D 3

Chapter 3

The Downward Trend

Decision asked someone beside him to please check the result for the name he pointed to because it was unclear whose result it was. The person confirmed what he saw. His friend made a GP of 4.5, bringing his CGPA to 4.83. He was so excited, and he could not wait to share the good news with his friend.

As he was about to make the call, he stopped dead in his track when a thought came to him. He turned and walked away, unsure of what to do. He was happy for his friend but had this feeling of uncertainty about what the future held for his friend who might decide to continue. Deep down, he offered a quick prayer to God to change his friend.

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Double D 2

Chapter 2

Maintaining High Standard

Four (4) weeks into the new semester, Decision was still to resume. Throughout this period, the two friends kept in touch and were anticipating their reunion. Things were about to become different.

Dream had earlier acquired accommodation for both of them alongside some others. But due to his delay in coming, the hall administrator decided to give the bed space to another student. This was the beginning of a strained relationship between the two friends.

Slothful was Dream’s new roommate and unlike Decision was lazy and procrastinated. He skipped classes, always found lounging in the common room. Whenever he attended lectures, he would disturb and sometimes sleep off. He paid others to do assignments for him. This was disturbing particularly for Dream as there was no one to encourage him.

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