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Nominated For One Lovely Blog Award

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ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

MY NOMINATION FOR ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

I am honoured to be nominated for One Lovely Blog Award.
I would like to say “thank you” to

http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com

for this honour.

According to the rules, I am to state seven things about myself:
1. I am a lover of all nature -plants and animals, water and air, mountains and sunset.(I guess I have covered the four elements. Hehehe.)
2. I play drums, though not often.
3. I favour criminology and personality profiling above all other fields of study (though I am a practising medical doctor).
4. My best hobby is playing chess (and my Elo at the moment is 1874).
5. I can discuss/argue for 24 hours without a break.
6. At the moment, I am a happy bachelor.
7. I am irrevocably, helplessly bound to the supernatural; drafted into Christ’s realm.

The last part of the rule is nominating 15 other blogs I think are deserving of this award. (Please note that I have listed them randomly and not in order of importance).

1. http://paperportraiture.wordpress.com/
2. http://trentlewin.com/
3. http://nineteenfifteen.wordpress.com/
4. http://cherylmoore.wordpress.com/
5. http://bernadettbon.wordpress.com/
6. http://lateralloveaustralia.com/
7. http://dancinginhisgrace.wordpress.com/
8. http://www.wordsfusion.com/
9. http://patriciaddrury.com/
10. http://bunnyandporkbelly.wordpress.com/
11. http://beamsoflights.com/
12. http://diannegray.wordpress.com/
13. http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com/
14. http://betweenfearandlove.com/
15. http://courtingmadness.wordpress.com/

(Phew!)

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First Writing Day-Off: Cool Posts I Stumbled Upon

I decided to give a little bit more time to reading from fellow bloggers over the past 24 hours. I ran across the Poetry section; and found that good poetry still is alive!

1
http://munzee72.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/downward-spiral/
Even if you are not one for personal rants/journals, you will be hooked onto this descriptive-expressive style as the writer mixes some cynicism with humour. And it was a real experience.

2
http://dnobrienpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/snakey-haiku/
This is a refreshing deviation from many boring haikus.
How could you laugh at such a touching story of a suffering snake? I did! The writer made me!

3
http://sintaxpoetry.wordpress.com/
I could have written a review; but this cool piece is this short: “KERPLUNK

plunk…

kerplunk

went the

smack

into my heart

you

my love

are worse

than heroin”

4
http://mickeysayhello.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/back-burner-buddy/
Who says you can’t get a tearingly awesome space-shoot when you need one! I’d definitely vote for this lovely photo over the harsh-sweet poem about love. All in one post!

5
http://sparrowsong.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/the-letter-of-the/
And this blogger has got some really good posts. But, this short one speaks for itself:
“in poetry, as in law,
we never mention clearly
that which we clearly mention.”

The Last Stand: A prayer for Medicine and Surgery Graduating Class 2009, UCH, Nigeria. (Story 2)

We were packed like sardines into FLT,then CBN(lecture theatres)
Freshers so green,ripe fruits stalked by wide-eyed foxes
We graduated,into PLT&ALT(lecture theatres), visiting cadavers and hearing “words of wisdom”
Recognized medics,we began to flaunt LABORATORY coats&ginormous textbooks
Till Mighty MB1 maimed many,some surviving, others ordered out
Elegant gaits now cautious gaits,we crept out of the Cadavers’ Cradle
Then Fearsome MB2 parted some from us on the firm Path
The survivors just managed to crawl out of the Nightmare Farm
Then we kneeled at the altar of mercy,before merciless MB3 came to demand sacrifices of our lives
Indeed,Deathwrecker’s arrows glided into our midst&painful sacrifices fulfilled
But great mercies spared the rest who wriggled out of stillbirth
And whose torsos now prostrate before the throne of love
For MB4,the terrible Bonecrusher is to break in
And not a muscle will shift,not a lid will close the eye
Not a breath will be unbaited,every heart will be violently palpitating
For God alone it will take to hold our heads up

So many fishes have swam the ocean of time,many gold watches bought&replaced
The confident who came in tough-headed was hammered to bloody caput
Some have successfully done business,others successfully undone by business
Some who came in wedded divorced,others lonesome hearts were comforted
Many ladies have fought over dashing suave bachelors,many men have fought over exquisitely smashing spinsters
Many prophets busted&mountain-buried forever,others found God never to let go
We have witnessed politics and politicizing
We have even witnessed poli-tickling and poli-tricking
Histories have become scars,scars have become history
And now we are making history,to become history ourselves
….AND…..
While some write lifebooks(autobiographies) that will be forgotten
And some forget to write in the book of life
Dear God,I pray,just give me a job in your house as a House Officer
Or employ me as your Family Physician
Aah!!!Whatever Lordy!!!
Just secure tomorrow ,PLEASE.
THANK YOU

The Last Stand: A prayer for Medicine and Surgery Graduating Class 2009, UCH, Nigeria. (Story 1)

We waited by the main gates with elegant gaits
Each a champion from one kingdom
As JAMB the feared gateman
Sparingly picked us out at random
Some labelled leftovers at the end of the queue
Entered by the pedestrian gate and still got ‘Direct Entry’
Still some labelled junks legged it over the fence
And the great procession began the matriculation

All were regarded as the best of the best
Warriors in wisdom’s shining armours&shields anointed with Midnight Candle’s bloody sweat
Some came in Lab/Ward coats,like chameleons to blend with the Academia
(BLOODY CONFORMISTS!)
Some came in singlets&baggy shorts,like black sheep to duel with the Academia
(SCOUNDRELS IN UNIFORM!)
Some came in pairs,like Noah’s Ark’s animals to consummate their lurve
(PATHETIC LOVE PENGUINS!)
Many came alone labelled Single And Desperate(SAD),hoping for romantic adventure
(HAPLESS LONE-RANGERS!)
Others staggered in with d booze,like mighty god Bacchus/Dionysus to indulge in obssessive pleasure
(STRANDED WISEMEN/WINE DRUNKERS TRYING TO CATCH SOME FUN!)
More others came down the Mounts with the long-lost Aaron’s staff,Solomon’s Ancient Temples of spirituality to convert all-lecturers,lectured ones&lecture theatres
(“SUEGBE” UNIONISTS!)
And the last others came in faceless or masked
(LIFE’S COWARDLY DREGS!)
Each was the best of the best
All in a world of his own form

P.S. JAMB -Joint Admissions Matriculation Board. An examination required for entry into a university.
Direct Entry -An examination alternative to JAMB, requiring 2 years to prepare for and grants entry into second year at a university.
Suegbe Union -a colloquial derogatory term used for christian students in some Nigerian universities.