Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Never Far Away...

The drum rolls once again as is our custom, to usher in some noble events. But in this instance, it is the drum for the second session of the blogsville idol 2008 and I am so excited that I made the list of contestants that sang their way through to the next session. I am not quick to forget that I couldn't have come this far without your support so I dedicate this to everyone who voted for me and also to my fellow contestants Ibiluv, Fresh & Fab, Archiwiz, Lightly and Unbiased who have shown great courage and resilience, in spite their brief outing.

At the moment...

I am trying so hard to get this voice off my head but the more I try, the more my heart seems to connects with the lyrics from that classical African piece playing in the background. What is never far away? Why does it seem so hard to put away some memories? Is it true that there are some memories that elude time and can't be subjected to the twist and histrionics of that ancient healer fondly called time? Is it true that love can touch us one time and last for a life time? is it true that some people come into our lives so briefly that even after they are gone, we live never to forget that angelic voice, touch and warmth that reminds us only, of the innocence of Eden? What is this lone quest all about?




Yesterday...


We were so young and full of life..but in my innocent heart, I could tell that what we share was rare! There was never a me without you! I could recall in awe times in our prime, when sitting in the class, the teacher would scold you for getting an answer wrong and I would be on my feet staring so hard at her, with my fist tightened into a ball, ready to strike! Where in the world did I get that courage?I can't tell but in the midst of my friends, I am usually the weakling. For you, I became the hero!

I recall with nostalgia, how we would sit together at night, gazing at the stars and making endless promises. In my timid heart, I knew that I would give everything to be with you. And then, when we part at nights, I could hardly sleep out of excitement, wishing that daylight would erode the thick darkness of the nights and I can be with my beloved again!




As we grew, so blossomed our love! And then suddenly you disappeared...




It was like a dream! I noticed the sudden calmness that now welcomes my presence each time I come asking for you. Your parents too seem to have suddenly disappeared! I asked everyone but it appears no one knows the whereabouts of your family because every quest brings a different tale.


You missed classes and then I started getting so apprehensive! People talked about you in whispers and whenever I get so close, they hush the conversation. I was dying inside!



And then, four weeks later, the teacher came into the class with her eyes all red and swollen with tears. I wished in my heart that you were here to see the hard hearted Mrs T, go so soft and limb in tears. Still in deep thoughts, her words broke into my thoughts, jerking me back to reality...

"We lost Angel four weeks ago...She died of cancer!"


And that was all I knew...


Today...

It's been fourteen (14) years down the road and I am yet to believe that she is gone. She lies dead and buried in the dry and parched earth, but in my heart, she lives forever!

"wherever I go
wherever you are
Baby, you are never far away
You're always on my mind..."








This fictional work is dedicated to everyone who has lost a loved one...

17 comments:

Sparkle said...

I needed something like this..THANK YOU!

BrownSugar said...

Awww! Nice. Can't help thanking God it's fiction even though it cud be real to someone else. Peace to everyone who this story is real to.

Dammy said...

@Sparkle:I am so happy I made your day! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

@Brownsugar: "Great minds think alike"...I dropped you a comment on your blog.

Between you and Abbie, I see the next blogville Idol...

How you dey?

Tears said...

awwww...this so touching...never lost loved one. But could see in peoples eyes how hard it is...may you find the strength...May her soul Rest in Perfect Peace.Amen


ps.Wait a min...where my first comment go?

goodnaijagirl said...

I'm glad it was a fictional piece but I think it was also beautifully expressed.

Tears said...

LOL! so i got it wrong? is fictional?? hmmmmm

Dammy said...

@Tears: I knew you were thinking initially that it was real from your first comment.lol! It is fiction ooo my sista!

How you dey?

@Goognaijagirl: I am so humbled to have you visiting my blog. Thanks for the comment and wish you a wonderful outing on blogsville idol.

Tears said...

LOL! ya i some how missed the ficiton part...guess i skimmed through instead of READING it...ma bad...or maybe just might be needing my glasses again!

btw added you on FB

Today's ranting said...

Such a touching piece of writing.I wanna go hear ur voice @ the idols now.

goodnaijagirl said...

Well aren't you kind! It is my pleasure to visit such a blog like yours with such good writing on it.

Congrats on making it to the third round of BI!

Minky said...

Beautiful post!

Andy said...

Hmmm, I am left teary-eyed. Well done...Dammy!

Olamild said...

Beautifully written

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

u write really well man, that wa really nice...

u r doing so well on the idols the last time i checked, u had better win, at least for us,me im behind you to win

PINK-SATIN said...

hey dammy!!ur OLDIES song is in AMR format thus,it is uploading for only 18 minutes on d imeem page o!!!and i cant reformat it to MP3 pr MP4 pls can u resend it in d regular format you use?sorry!!

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

wow!!! datz fiction???? i was almost crying for you. thx for the dedication darling, and just to let u know, ive been voting for u secretly. lol.

judith said...

Dammy,
i always knew you were someone special;i just didn't know the rest of the world would come to learn that fact soon.
You have exploded in a spellbinding shower of words,tots and images that speaks to a part of everyone.
Well done my brother!!!
judith,Nig.