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The Pre-Work Beach Stopover.

The sea breeze on the skin of my face

Transports me to a different time and place

With dreams and possibilities that my arms open to embrace 

With laughter and love that's never displaced

Contentment and peace, which history can never be traced

Head held to the sky, shoulders high, utterly divine grace!

Where is this place and who is this woman

No care in the world, no burden in her heart, no baggage dragging at her ankles

In her eyes I see a thousand stories

They've been heavy with tears, there's been hurt, there've been battles, they've been gory

But look further still and you can see great strength and even greater glory

They look on in awe yet they could never tell 

that time and again life tried to knock her down, but she never fell

It seemed she carried with her some socerer's potent spell

Which she poured on a wand and turned to Heaven every little hell.

Her laugh rings loud and pure, clear as a bell and it's wakes me from my reverie

I see the people around look at me, brows raised questioningly

What do they want, why do they stare so unabashedly?

I wonder, and Aha, I see it, that woman with the laugh; loud and pure, that woman is me!

He came to pick me up for work early and suggested we make a stop at the beach, I obliged. It's been  a while since I stood close to the water and felt the salty breeze on my face. It was a beautiful moment. Really makes one muse... 

I really should have taken off my shoes, but my mind was already in work mode. LOL. 

Good night guys. I should start heading home now, I thank God for a beautiful day. How did yours go?


  1. Oh, My Day was great. Still going great.
    I was home alone all day. A lil depressed due to over thinking. At 5pm, I felt this nagging need to go out & have a lil fun.

    So, I went to a Restaurant & bought Catfish, Veggie rice, Afang soup, drinks & visited this cozy hotel a lil far from my house, lodged in. With all my gadgets.
    Invited my ONLY Sis over for some sister bonding! Yipeeeeeeee! *Tongue out to Sunshine & Kabuoy*
    Leaving at noon tomorrow!
    I'm determined to Make Beautiful memories despite my troubling issues.....

    1. Ruthy u making me jealous already, been a while I gave myself such treatment shaaa, too much palava to have time for.myself but it's all gud,I hope u had fun and u are able to.clear ur head before u leave tomorrow.

    2. Aww Ruthy m 'Jeyosh' O! Enjoy.

    3. Heheheee... Nice! Me that i'm not jealous kan kan *side eye*

      *clears throat* Sunshine! Shey you are "yearing"?!!!! Lol!

  2. Awwww. Ruthy, just the way I used to pamper. Meself when I. Was an undergrad.

    I'd add some swimming to the list too. The weather is hooooot

    1. U know it Sister!!! Swimming is in my itinerary for today. Gearing up already. Happy I have braids on not Brazilian! LOL.

  3. My day was just dere,stayed home all day,a cousin of mine came over,we had some nice wheat n egusi soup which I made and there after I headed straight to d Gym even though I worked out in d morning, my cousin had left so I didn't want to spend a second alone,a second that might turn my already depressed situation to the worse of all,my coach is one hell of a humorous guy,just chitchatted after work out before heading home. Am glad u had fun T. Have a blissful night you all.

  4. My day went fine...spent it on my sewing machine...Thelma I arha don't like all this idea of black pictures....Biko for our sake ,show us dem curves.....Good night y'all....

  5. Thelma a new him or another him? Bebe please where do you meet these men, help a sister out.

  6. Hmmm... Thelma & Mr. HOTR... ok o. I'm watching you guys.

    Anywaiz, my day was ok. Normal work stuff. Had to close early tho, cos of church. It was fabulous! Then i spent over an hour in Ikorodu road traffic *mstcheeww* I just hate traffic!

    Night night y'all, sleep well

    1. Thought I was d only one who hated ikorodu traffic, days of laspotech. SMH. it was not funny at all. Kpele sunshine

  7. Thelma oh, i have beach envy. Lol.

    as for my day,
    Got news that should have made me really angry, but i just brushed it off. God is at work in my life. My business registration got set back by a whole year.

    Also picked up a nice bag for my mom for her birthday in 2 weeks. Glad to be finally leaving London and heading to Lagos. My housekeeper sent me a text, maybe she thinks i left permanently. Lol. I guess 2.5 months is a long time.

    Setting up meetings and hoping to bag some good freelance work when i land in a few days. I neeed that paper. More excited to sit and gossip with my mom, havent seen her since January ending.

  8. You are a beautiful lady Thelma.



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