I didn't think i would blog soon, but i just had too. Yes o, i decided to copy my Nollywood people. How else will u know i'm a true Naija babe? W and i have been friends since my days at Uni in Ife. When i came to the US to study, he was one of the "true" friends that still kept in touch with me. Even when i don't call, he makes sure he calls me at least once a month or once every two months. He texts me about 3 times a month. Me, on the other hand, i call him only on his birthdays. BAD, i know u don't have to crucify me yet.
Okay, lemme rewind to the beginning. He was digging me right from our Ife days (he's a year older than me), but he didn't come out straight to tell me. His actions spoke louder than anything. He was introduced to me by my friend B, and she was introduced to him by F, her course mate. Anyways, B got to know W first, but with time, W became closer to me than to B or F. He'd pass by B's room, to get to mine, but won't even stop to say hi to B. Apparently, everyone, even my room mates noticed W was getting very close to me. It got so bad at a stage that whenever people see me in the department or anywhere around campus, they know W must not be too far away. People thot we were dating even though we weren't. At least, i wasn't interested in him in that way, but at least i tried to be nice and good friends with him. I can be naive sometimes, I'll be the first to admit that! I had no inkling W was diggin me like that until ...
We had Biochemistry exam the next day, so W came to my room to see if i wanted to pull an all-nighter (study overnight). I was like, why not? So off we went to the archi (architectural) studio to study. It wasn't deserted 'cos those archi students are always drawing, dang!!! I called, my galpal, B to see if she wanted to study too, but B was off to a vigil. We were busy studying (what else did u think???) and W was sitting across from me . All of a sudden he decided he wanted to take a study break, so he came over to the table where i was. I put my head on the table to take a nap and told him to wake me up in 15 mins. Let's just say, i didn't take that nap. I woke up to W sitting beside me, with his fingers making different patterns on my face down to my cheeks (not like i have chubby cheeks o!) I have a thing with people touching my face, so i woke up instantly.
In all honesty, to be fair W is one of the nicest dudes out there. He's passionate about God and it's clearly evident in all he does. He also writes poems and inspirational stuff. He has some, scratch that most of the qualities i would want my future spouse to have, BUT ...
(To be continued)
As i type this, my head's aching seriously 'cos i truly feel very tired. From stress? Fatigue? The news? Anyways, here are some of his writings i kept. I've had them for about 5 years and i'll keep them for as long as i can. They are still on the rough piece of paper on which he scribbled his thots.
Are u sure u're leaving?
Sure u want to leave?
Sure u have to leave?
All these questions should ring till the realities are unveiled poco a poco
Bijoux, is this really going to happen?
Is this ...
Time for questions are over
Realities now abound, u are leaving
Leaving this land to yet explore and exploit one afar
I leave u with these
Leave to make an impact amongst the multitude
Colored, they might call u but
Colorful, your future is
A new leaf u have chosen to open
Every nook and cranny of opportunity, u must choose to venture in
Let not ur standing standards go to the dog
Let not ur personality be changed for worse
Live the life of a unique creature
Tread the path others have fled from treading
All i'll say to u now is
Have a safe journey thru life
If we yet see in chapters of life hereafter, HOORAY!
If not, HUH!
But i always want to believe u'll remain the best
Bijouxoxo Kokoroewa Cherub
I will ever know
Remember Baba will always be there for u, even when men fail
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