The Writer – Phanuel

Man’s fate would lay engrossed in merging an impressive work of art called ‘DESTINY’. The road would comprise thorns the size of pumpkins. Alongside pumpkins, the texture of fine linen. I wondered how the two fit.

The work of crocheting this destiny was stolen from its founder, the man seated on the golden seat! He gnawed and wailed but the world was too busy turning to loud-sounding,  moral-defying parties where sorrows could be flushed down with concentrated alcohols,  adultery or recklessness. I was there too! We chose to turn our backs on the succor coming from harmonizing the sensual rhythm of the heartbeat with thoughts. Thoughts that could be poured into writing.

My hands now tremble with deep understanding of the word ‘betrayal’. I toss and turn at the sound of his distant gnaws. Cover my ears when I have to!

Soon fed up,  I finally seized fate from man’s hand, gave it to the man seated on the gold seat and while he now does the perfect work of crocheting our destiny with pumpkins and leaves,  I write!

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  • RX. Saleh Musa Maidoki
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    Sister, I can see a writer in you, do well to keep the candle burning. It’s encouraging for a start. Cheers

  • Mannie
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    Different meanings will be conveyed to different people. I see a man thinking about the point in his life where he learns lessons that change him completely . Your hands know your pen alright that’s no doubt ..

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      Aisha Phanuel Ashafa
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      I totally agree with you Mannie! I pray that our eyes are opened by life events that will completely change our lives for the better. Gracias!

  • Tamara
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    Nice write up luv

  • Azeez
    Reply

    Wow! Nice piece. Wonderful

  • MJ
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    Four paragraphs of nicely captured thoughts.. We can only turn our backs for so long. writing however is a heavenly escape.

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      Aisha Phanuel Ashafa
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      Truely, that was what the writer concluded! Deep within the heart of every writer, as much as we choose to ignore, is that conclusive thought. Are you sure our minds aren’t intertwined MJ?

  • Ohioma
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    “We chose to turn our backs on the succor coming from harmonizing the sensual rhythm of the heartbeat with thoughts. Thoughts that could be poured into writing”.The volumes that this line speaks is deafening and the veracity is unquestionable…nice piece.

  • Iceygyety
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    Nice piece, food for thought. I pray we all give a chance to the Man on the golden seat.

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      Aisha Phanuel Ashafa
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      You just unraveled the mystery in two sentences. My idea of the man on the golden seat is God! Send me your account details immediately😀

  • Senkaam
    Reply

    Hmm, lovely, really thought provoking

  • Zarumai Nura
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    Superbly orchestrated… Of course the crochet needle comprise of the Pumpkin and the Leave.. Ride on Kush***

  • D.Z
    Reply

    Nice 1 keep it up

  • A. Abbas
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    Wow! I just had to read this over and over again, because your writeup is pregnant with words that needs real intellectual minds to comprehend. My heart now flutters with deep understanding of this true piece of work.😉 More grease to your elbow dear. Keep the fingers working!

  • George Daniel
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    Some one once said: I don’t think poets & writers do what they do from their knowledge or wisdom but are inspired from within just like the seers & prophets when they speak without even knowing what they say sometimes (paraphrased)…. You have always been excellent with the art. I admire your effort, always. Thumbs up

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      Aisha Phanuel Ashafa
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      Thanks Georgey! Funny enough, the idea of a writeup may seem so small and unrelatable in terms of the writer’s life event but that could be someone’s whole life story. It’s like a dramatic irony!

  • celestine
    Reply

    Nice write phanuel; the write up shows the daily market- like struggle within man in relation to the supremecy of the most high controling her affairs

  • Tonie
    Reply

    This is a beautiful write-up. Keep it up. You are talented beyond measure.

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