Broken crayons still color (Part 2)

In all circumstances you must learn to control your emotions mama Toke said, if you had hit that big stone on his head you would have regretted your actions. I felt a lump in my throat and I tried to fight back the tears that were beginning to swell in my eyes. His father left me when he was just three years old and since then I struggled to make ends meet just to make him somebody but he has always been wild and recalcitrant. He will change someday mama Toke interrupted…. Hmmmm, I pray but you are aware that he just came out from prison two days ago. I know so well she replied, he is your son and you need to bring out the best out of him until you smile. Jide has been a thorn in my flesh. What else will I do mama Toke I shouted in pain as I cried bitterly. I will tell you something you need to know about life.

Do you know Oscar, in the neighborhood?
He was written off because he was so dull
At age 15, he can’t spell his name and read
But he was so talented and creative with craft
built amazing houses with cardboards
constructs railway and motorcycles
Enrolled into a technical school by his uncle
His creative art work calls for sponsorships.
Won several competitions with his artwork
He is now the bread winner of his family

Look at Mr Gbadamosi my husband friend
His wife died three years ago in an accident
Leaving four boys for him to cater for
But couldn’t nourish them as expected
Today, as I speak the children are at the orphanage home sponsored by the government

Gboyega’s family was challenging
They had been married for 12 years
Without a fruit to show their world
Visited many occultic centers for help
Many concoctions eaten and swallowed
Day and night rituals just to have a fruit
But futile efforts was the result of all
Accepting their fate and seeking God’s help
After five years they were blessed with triplets

You need to see what Mrs Okeke went through
When her husband died of heart attack
The family pronounced she killed her husband
Beaten and taking to the shrine for rites
Seven days vigil with her dead husband all alone
More bitter because she had no son for him
Her beautiful daughters was all she had
After the family rite, she was sent packing
From her husband’s house with her children
Left alone in her lonely world but I must tell you
She survived and scaled through the hurdles
Today, the first daughter is a lawyer,
The second is a civil engineer and the
Last works in an airport as an hostess

Mr Badmus who is a friend to my uncle
Failed in his responsibilities as a father
His wife Mrs Badmus tried to fill in the gap
Feed, and clothed the family with her income
But no words of appreciation from her husband
Always bullying and threatening her on her rights
She thought of abandoning him but decided to
Stay because of her children’s future
Collected loans to send them to the university
With her petty trade, she returns the money
Mrs Badmus in now in Tokyo with her children

You need to see Odion when he was young
So aggressive and constumacious in his act
He was child that makes his mother cry daily
Popularly called Odion Klepto in the town
He steals anything from anybody anytime
His reputation was so disgusting and bad
But a day of change came and he left all
Today Odion is now a lecturer In a renounced
University in Nigeria.

Do you know Jegede my neighbor?
After his parents died, his relatives also
Desserted him to face life all alone
Struggled to survive in his distress
Selling popcorn, Gala and fan milk
Just to make ends meet in his lonely world
He furthered his education and finished brightly
Today he owns a big pop-corn factory

Here is Patrick, my good friend
Who left for Lagos after his exams
In his letter, he told me how he was maltreated
By his master who later accused him of
Falsifying a document he knew nothing about He was innocent but charged guilty
But loved by a faithful jailer who later
Welcomed him home
Patrick is now a chartered accountant
Married and blessed with six children

Look at Grace your friend sister
Who was raped in her hostel by robbers
She was bitter and emotionally drained
She couldn’t discard those memories
The root of bitterness grew stronger and wild
Hating all male comtempories in her circle
Promising herself never to engage with men
The past pain keeps reflecting all around her
But with help of madam Theresa a psychologist
She found love as she let go of her past
She is happy and emotionally stable

Every family has a story to tell about the
Broken piece of their lives
With hardwork, commitment, love and
Persistence, they rise beyond the shadow of the past

Your broken crayons can still color
Your broken pencils can still write
The broken pieces of your life still
Have a beautiful worth and value

Are you hopeless and rejected
Left alone In a lonely world
Thinking of terminating your life
Suicide is not the way out!
BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOUR

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