Come get me

I’m out in the rain.
Here without you.
It washes off ma cloth.
I’m trembling inside
I can’t stand without you.

Come get me.
I’ll not resist.
All in ma bare skin.
Trembling inside.
It’s hard without you.

Your body on mine.                            

All on ma mind.                                     Touching me right.
Holding me tight.
Loosening inside
It’s all about you.

By Kazooba Susan

                                  

Wounded but not Heart broken

What kind of a person are you?

You tell your friends that you broke my heart.

You think you have an audience but you are wrong.

The same people tell me that I made you who you are,

And that you’re nothing without me.

I taught you to walk.

You faked to run without my footprints laid before you.

I got a scar of your bad loving

But I am stronger without you.

So next time you meet your friends, tell then that you wounded and scarred me but I’m okay.

And I want you to be okay so you know what you missed!

There is always something to give if you look close enough.

Too often we look far in search of expensive material things to give which in the end are either unwanted or untimely or simply unaffordable by us.

We ignore timeless free gifts of life like hugs, kisses, smiles, cherished family moments and just a few warm words shared human to human.

Of course to some people family is the most important thing in life. How about you, what is the most important thing in your life?

I have heard all that talk about differences in priorities. Are you the kind who is always thinking and talking  about your priorities?

But how thorough have you examined your priorities or is it another word you use because it sounds trendy?

Do you ever take time to reflect about what really happens around you and how it all impacts your life; especially your social life?

Sure moments of affirmation of love from sibling to another, parent to child(children) and vice versa, extended relatives, friends, churchmates, schoolmates, workmates, intimate partners and all human to human connections.

Unfortunately, these significant moments which would have turned magical, pass us as we are busy pondering about non issues like; how cheap another girl’s dress was too short or another boy’s shirt was missing a button. Or what really is wrong with another person! Those are non issues yet not even a percentage of the total sum of useless things that we waste our precious time on.

I am an emotional person, not scared to express in words and gestures what I feel. To close friends and family, I am addicted, compelled by what and how I feel about them, to express in any form how I feel about them.

I never feel its too much because I want those people to know and understand that I do mean it when I say or indicate that I love them. I think that it helps to affirm to people how we feel about them when they are still alive. Maybe that is all they need to live a happier life and live longer. So just by opening your mouth and affirming what you feel for your parents, neighbours, friends and enemies, you could save their lives.

I therefore urge you to deliberately choose to make people especially those who matter to you the most happier and prolong their lives. It is however, unfortunate that many of us wait until we have to regret the chances we missed.

When we went to school especially secondary and university, we said love, sweetie, cutie, babz to almost every female member of our class or at least those who belonged to a certain circle. We all felt great in relationships with each other. It seemed like envy and jealousy never existed. We wanted each others best and we did encourage each other.

With social media now, it feels hilarious when a friend from the past gets in touch or their profile pops up on social media. We quickly want to get in touch and catch up. Second example; it is always a great feeling when I speak to my uncle Cyprian Mugasa and he says, “Take care. I love you”. Something my father was also found of when he lived.

I know that acquiring good habits is among the hardest things in life as compared to the bad ones. I have tried it many times when I tell people in my circle to tell others that they love them but they simply shy away and decline. The common feedback that I get is that they have never before told these people that they love them so it will be awkward.

Well, what is wrong with awkward? We all find ourselves in awkward situations all the time or don’t we?

Are we really human? If yes, then we must allow ourselves to feel awkward sometimes. Let our emotions flow freely and uninterrupted. Let us experiment with ourselves and see what really happens when what started as awkward repeats itself over a period of time.

Don’t you want to affect positively the lives of the people you love and care about? How far have you come by holding back?

Have you ever imagined how much better things would be if you were not holding back?

Love like other emotions is contegious. The more you give the more you get back and the bubble continues. I want you to imagine a first time mother. Holding all the other factors constant. Imagine that she planned this baby and she wants it more than life itself. She would do anything for it. How do you think it feels to be in that situation? That is love and most parents have it for their children. However, the world would be lucky if some children had just half of that for their parents. If this was a research I would definitely be interested in examining the cases of industrialised and non-industrialised worlds separately.

Have I said too much now?

If I have, then I hope you are saturated with the warmth of my intended meaning.

Hence;

I want you to learn to say this short sentence more often.

Not that I don’t appreciate the way, the timing and frequency when you say it.  But my concern is for all the times,

All the people you hold so close to your heart.

All the moments that would have turned magical and forever memorable.

Only if you said the magic words;

I love you.

By

Kazooba Susan

The warmth and presence of another human, any human at all, will remain the greatest connection to the very end of life no matter the level of robotic evolution.   

To grow and to become.

When I was younger, I felt free.

I loved unconditionally and enjoyed the purity of life.

I knew no hate and I held no grudges.

Everything came easily and I never had to worry,

That was my parents’ job.

But how long did that last?

Since I was five, I have had to work hard for survival.

It may seem like a sad story on one hand,

But on the other, I am happy I learned to work hard.

I acquired most of life’s practical skills that way.

Among which the skill to make friends

I have indeed made friends. wonderful, loving and caring friends of course not all people equally care.

Life has continued to change and some of my friends have evolved with me but some have remained behind.

Not really my intention but what to do, when life throws you a bone!

For the most, circumstances have forced me. Distance, time, room and space but for some I have simply grown.

I am sorry if my growth has meant leaving you behind.

I hope that you worked hard and you found peace.

I wish that you grow and become.

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October rains.

Weakness per say.

When people portray you as weak, disappoint them. You are not who they say you are. You are who you decide to be.

Capitalise on the very reason they think you are weak to shine through.

Admitting weakness is like admitting guilt. Confession is possession. You are thus weak when you say you are. Resist the temptation to slack.

Walk the talk. You have had the expression a million times right? Well, then walk it!

Love who you are. Recognize your weak points and steadily work on strengthening them. If poverty holds you back, enroll for a course and seek a job to begin with or create one.

Invest your resources in content which develops you. Don’t spend time thinking about completely none content issues like the colour of your skin.

I believe some of us black people, water down blackness by preferring to be lighter or even white. Other people do everything, spend every coin, including the only coin! For what? To undermine who we are. Our heritage. Our identity. Our children’s legacy. Our roots and core!

The weakness card is fake.

The sooner we realize it and start acting f**king responsible for our continent the better for us all.

The world is selfish. People are selfish and people are right! That is human nature, profoundly egocentric and self-centered. They are looking out for their own.

Protecting or multiplying opportunities, jobs, investments, gainables for their own! Try it and see!

Like everything which has a beginning, the division of the world into territorial boundaries was the very genesis of divisionism in its present day manifestation.

Every territory has its own resources and planning on the best way to use those resources for the growth and development of the people of a given territory is the task at hand. Thus the duty and responsibility of the people of each territory organised under their leaders.

Let me emphasize, stop blaming the western world for everything and if you doubt me, stop and see!

Bad leadership and greed are the root causes of all the evils in Africa and the world. Try democracy and see!

I appreciate western civilisation. I hope that you do too! But it is centuries old. Start building African democracy and civilisation now. Try it and see!

Democracy is a good thing. Leave alone the fact that soome contemporary dictators and hooligans are depicting it negatively. There are some good examples in the world. Try following them and see!

Nothing is perfect so is democracy. As the human race, it is incumbent upon us to start discussing ways forward for punching the weaknesses of our modern democracy!

Third world, developing, underdeveloped, poor, uncivilized, jungle world, lost, dark continet or global South, whatever name that they have called you, the onus is on you. Try uniting and focusing on yourself.

Try putting the people fast and see!

I will not call you stupid because you cannot write. However, I think you are dumb stupid for failing to read the handwriting on the wall!

By

Kazooba Susan

The Art of Loving💖

❤My dearest Love Richie, I always say good night to you or send messages.

Well, those messages do not only mean good night or have sweet dreams.

They also mean you are the last person that I think about before I fall asleep.

The person that I dream of.

And the one that I wake up with.

You are the love of my life❤

By

Susan Kazooba

Man and The Environment

The environment is a friend of man.

His defender from possible negative environmental occurences.

His host on earth.

His constant provider.

Importantly, the environment keeps his peace around man.

Until man fails to keep his peace around the environment.

Then shows the environment its wrath to man.

Keep your peace around the environment dear man.

And in eternal harmony shall you both live in world with no end.

By

Kazooba Susan

The Power of Confidence

There is power in confidence.

Never let anyone make you feel less than yourself.

For me there is no single day that I get out there feeling less than myself.

My confidence is my number one weapon once I feel that I am under attack, if I need to impress someone or just stay on top of a game.

Confidence will help you navigate many challenges which otherwise you wouldn’t if you were timid or fearful.

Say to yourself once and for all; I am who I am and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Fool stop!

No one should make you feel less than yourself.

Embrace you first and the whole world will.

It follows logically that when you doubt yourself even animals like dogs back at you.

Master the elegance of a giraffe and the courage of a lion and your life’s journey will surely be a smooth sail.

By

Kazooba Susan