Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara,  (born December 21, 1949, Yako, Upper Volta [now Burkina Faso]—died October 15, 1987, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), military officer and proponent of Pan-Africanism who was installed as president of Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso) in 1983 after a military coup. He held that position until 1987, when he was killed during another coup. Sankara’s Roman Catholic parents wanted him to be a priest, but […]

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Single, Unemployed, Homeless And Brushing 30. Failing Miserably At Life?

In my early 20’s I was sure I had my life all mapped out. By the age of 30 I was going to have made my way to the top of the Alfred Hospital’s Dietetic Department, be well and truly married and about to pop out a baby or two. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that nearing 30 (OK so I am 29 this year) I would be single, unemployed and homeless with all my worldly belongings consolidated to a few boxes here and there scattered across Melbourne. If I had of known I was to become nothing more than a transient wandering the earth I think I would have just put myself out of my misery right there and then. But that is the beauty of life, it takes on you wild adventures you could never have dreamed you would want. So it appears … single, unemployed and homeless … and surprisingly the happiest time of my life. At 20 years of age, 30 seemed like it would never arrive. I imagined myself to be so mature, so grown up and more importantly so ready for all the responsibilities of an adult. But after almost a decade passing in many ways absolutely nothing has changed. The idea of children still terrifies me, I cannot for the life of me imagine being in a relationship let alone married and I don’t even own a car let alone […]

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Not A Saint, Not A Sinner

I lived a life one time ago A life I thought was real A life of no caution A life of no peace Having friends and pleasures Satisfying immediate hunger Yet no peace I loved and satisfied my flesh Much smiles with my teeth Much tears in my soul Down, down my slate came crashing Disappointments from all compass routes Daily in tears, hidden in the rain Fallen again, I looked not at the pit Many a day of sadness Many a day of lamentation My prayers became louder, My worship became frequent Singing again my spirit gets renewed Shouting again I regain a peace that takes worry I, not a saint, not a sinner Begin with he who knows the best for me

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I Love My Hair

My hair is like cotton wool, it’s attractive It’s versatile, I can look like an actress today or a baby tomorrow It’s usually thirsty, it likes water and oil It likes natural butter It’s like a baby, it wants to be cared for It can’t get enough of me and I can’t get enough of it I love myself for […]

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