IF IT IS NOT A PERFECT PLACE, WELCOME HOME!

Oh! There are so many things I want in my home.

24 hours electricity, fast internet, and selfless drivers.

Fresh fruits and food, friendly people, and living without explaining myself.

No bus strikes, clean subways, and a forgiving atmosphere.

I would love to pack these nine things into a suitcase, get on a train, and unpack at Destination Home.

For now, this cannot be so. You and I cannot have it all in one place.

In all the places I have called home, there was always something for people to complain about.

Fuel scarcity!

Filthy streets!

Forgotten state!

Forbidden sights!

If you live where everything is just as you desire at this moment, you are on vacation.

When you dust off the glitter and the awe fades away; you have arrived home.

So, when the conductor insults you for not paying with a smaller denomination.

Or the cashier at the counter puts down a thick layer of foul attitude in front of you.

Smile and say, “It feels good to be home.”

When you count the number of ambulances that have passed you by,

And you sweep your part of the block as your neighbors wonder why.

Smile and say, “It feels good to be home.”

And if you have to walk two hours in the sizzling sun,

With the bus on your route absent for the rest of the afternoon because of a workers’ strike.

Smile and say, “It feels good to be home”.

So my dear friend, do not whine about how home is not comfortable.

For nothing creative or fun has yet been a product of security.

Embrace the inconvenience, pollution, and squabbles,

As you remember that if it is perfect, it is probably not home.

Drop a line about what irks you the most where you call home.

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2 thoughts on “IF IT IS NOT A PERFECT PLACE, WELCOME HOME!

  • August 1, 2016 at 6:36 am
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    Annoying and nosy neighbours who borrow everything from your cooker to a satchet of drinking water; and who want to know if you are dating, and if the reason you are moving out is because you are travelling to “ilu oyinbo” white man’s land. Hmmm!

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    • August 1, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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      LOL!!! We love our neighbors

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