Thursday, April 30, 2009

Letter to a Friend

Oh, I've not updated for sometime now! Thanks to a good friend/sister, MissHighFlyer that reminded me to update. I can't ignore the strong messages from Lati Ayoola, Aloofar and Princekay123. I love you all. That's why I can't forget to pray for you guys every morning. Well, am fully back to blogville, I mean it. I must say I really miss the jokes from Agbero (that guy is a big clown!)

I don't really have much to talk about. What do I need to say? I've liberated myself from the shackles of an enemy-friend and I am now enjoying every bit of my life. I just realised it is good to be single; it's good to be free.

I stumbleed on this letter written to a friend by Segun Awoniyi (my senior in school) and felt like sharing it. Enjoy it! This is a pre-post; I'll properly update soon. Cheers!

Dear Olu,

Trust you will understand if I delay the compliments…

What is BBC, CNN, Times etc saying about the election in Ekiti? I guess you will soon post the “unbelievable” stories…

They are true! They may be exaggerated but how true can they be….a little margin of error from being absolutely true.

I renounced my childhood dreams I held like a conviction this past week because I wont like to live a miserable adult life because this is not where you say “YES WE CAN!” before you ask yourself without delusion that “Even if I can, what about the system”I see myself giving sixteen years old Olusegun Awoniyi at FESTAC College of those days a knock for daring to dream of being President when his AUDACITY is not hinged on substance before even considering hope….the fact that it won’t materialize is not based on pessimism but glaring realities.

The first is that we hate truth; truth actually is what suits us, what is in our favour. If it is not in our favour, it becomes an error; it should be turned on its head by propaganda. I still wonder (maybe beyond next tomorrow) when we will be able to conduct elections where losers will see themselves as such and get on with their life which in truth is actually much more important than dictating the life of others ironically in what we call a democracy.

Playwrights need no inspiration out here as the drama is always interesting to behold with poor folks fighting to defend two or more evils they are willing pawns to choose from-some regrettably lose their life in the process. To join the fray because of patriotic ambition can only result in three basic choices….I kill my conscience; my conscience kills me even if I don’t die physically, or I be killed by those who can’t stand my having a conscience! Those who fail will also be on the sidelines shouting and cursing before they soon realize they are alone with the still small voice saying “if you can’t beat them….”

I know you are busy working up your sleeves, continue in that and be not vain like our two billionaires who continually accuse each other on pages of newspapers of manipulating the stock market to deceive the public and flex false muscles of their financial strength….for now, you won’t be envious of anyone who says that can only happen in our country.

Do have a nice week ahead of you and smile in-spite of the so many absurdities whether in Halliburton or elsewhere; after all we are the happiest people in the world…we go survive!
Your namesake!

NB: culled from SEGUN AWONIYI's NOTE


Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...


Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

Well done for bloggin hun :-)

It's so good to hear that your enjoying life, wish the best hun! Keep flying up like an eagle. Your a blessed lady.

Interestign letter! and yes I second that we do hate the truth at times!

StandTall-The Activist said...

Some letter you have there...

I am glad you are back and better. Keep getting better and moving on dear

Sola Folowosele said...

i reserve my comment

Kabi-Osi Edumare said...

Glad to have u back.

princekay123 said...

Welcome back Wande. Hope you're doing great.
How's work?

Please give us the update jare, this one no be correct post.

Naughty Eyes said...

Hi Yewande!
Hope things are much better now? Been checking for an update several times now. Hope it won't be too long 'cos we miss you already.
First time of commenting though...

Yewande Atanda said...

@Naughty Eye

No big deal. I'll update asap. Thanks.

NaijaShakespeare said...

nice! how much of Segun Awoniyi did you know? Does he know you or is there a mistaken identity?...nice original name is also Segun Awoniyi but i can't remember writing that note...i don't think i remember you too.I will appreciate a link with this namesake of mine if you truly know him as that is a creative piece.I write poems too!

LG said...

dearie, howe far otojo meta o'
hope u r doing well sha'
*oya flash me

tommeh said...

Update o!

jaynnet said...

wow!! swty its bn long since I checked ur blog
itz been long since I checked mine

But thank God am back!!
Wld get at it soonest

9ice piece there


babe, you have to update...

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wienna said...

Aunty Yewande...glad you're moving on with your life. We're in year 2010, pls update.

LG said...

yetty how far, otojo 0ne year o, hope u r doing well sha'