Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I recall you asking the other day
That I tell you how I truly feel
So this is me, without inhibitions
Pouring out from the depths my soul
Feelings I’ve repressed for so long
Thus I list the things I wish for
Hoping you’ll see clearly
How you affect me.
I dream of your touch and warm embrace
To feel your kisses on both sides of my face
To be held in your arms as we cuddle all night
For then I know all things feel right
I wish to hear your voice
Every hour of the day
I miss your smile and the way your love felt
Every time you were around
Oh I wish I could see you soon
Just to feel that again
I can go on and on
But for now I’m done
The words have been written
For I’m out of courage to say them
But I hope you’ll finally know
How I truly feel.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I listen to sad love songs
As flashbacks of the times we’ve had
Remind me of the emptiness I feel
Now that you are not around
There was a time in the past
When I was yours
And you were mine
Together we were like beautiful music
Each note perfectly in place
Words can’t describe what it felt like
To have you kiss away all the sad tears
And crack little teasing jokes
Till you saw me struggle to hide my smile
Oh! the feeling was sublime.
Through the good and the bad
I’d been so glad to be with you
But now you’re gone
Leaving nothing but wishes and unfulfilled dreams
And the smell of your cologne
On every sheet I own
I know I should leave you in the past
And move on with my life
But it’ll take time
To control these feelings of you……
Sometimes I think of you and sigh……
If only I could have you hold me
Through the cold and rainy night
I would wake up to a morning
That is warm and bright.
But sadly, all I can do is wish…..
Friday, October 1, 2010
This strong passion, so consuming
One look at you is all its taking
To disrupt the rhythmic sound of my heart beating
It's dangerous but still,
My friends keep warning me
A guy like you is toxic.
But all I long for is to be intoxicated
By the taste of your lips
As they land on mine….
I don’t need to imagine
That they’d taste like wine
From the sweetest vineyards of all time……
I can’t do this
Lines are one thing, actions another
I believe the saying is…
Less is more...
Be mine.. cus more is in store….
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I felt I would take a chance
And look him straight in the eye
As I express my feelings
Monday, September 20, 2010
Yesterday evening I decided to prepare some jollof rice for work today since, getting a decent meal at Botwe can be a problem sometimes. So, I send the houseboy to buy a can of Exeter corned beef and the two bottles of Malta Guiness that my Mom requested for with a crisp GH¢10 note.
The guy comes back 5 minutes later and says that the corned beef was being sold for GH¢6. What? These people added GH¢2 to the market selling price (GH¢4) as their profit. I quickly told him to send the corned beef back for a REFUND. That was when my Mom gave me the details of the Home Based Enterprises’ (HBE) Price List.
|Item||Market Price||HBE Price|
|A tin of Milo||GH¢4.50||GH¢5.50|
|Exeter Corned Beef (Small)||GH¢2.00||GH¢4.00|
|Exeter Corned Beef (Big)||GH¢4.00||GH¢6.00|
|Easy On Spray Starch||GH¢3.00||GH¢3.50|
The list is endless but I can’t remember most of the prices so I will leave it at that. The most annoying part is when these people try to sell a GH¢2 MTN recharge card for GH¢2.10. Can you imagine? Their hunger for profit has lead to all sorts of bizarre pricing methods.
If this is for fixed measures, imagine what happens when the items being sold are perishables. Ha! Whatever you do, don’t try buying tomatoes, onion, unripe plantain or even charcoal from these people. Trust me on this one…..
What about you? Had any experiences such as this? Please Share..
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Why?, I asked. He just said, I can't do it. Now, it got me thinking....... If we are no longer in a relationship and, he happens to like my friend and that feeling is reciprocated by her, what would be stopping them from hooking up? Me? Would that be fair?
To put it plainly, I don't know how I would handle such a situation cus, repressed feelings and erased feelings are two different things and I honestly don't know where the ex stands as far as those two categories of "feelings are concerned".
Would love to know your thoughts? How would you react? Are you for or against the whole idea?
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I woke up this morning
With you on my mind
Remembering your smile
And your dark and smooth skin
Those strong arms
That made me feel warm and safe
And sure that harm can’t stand a chance
Your voice always had me
Yes, my heart really did skip a beat
And my knees always went weak, literally.
I was reminiscing about all those times
The good, when you made me laugh
And stroked my hair
The bad, when you listened to my problems
And offered soothing words to calm my nerves
I remember how you would look deeply
Into my eyes anytime they met mine
Oh! This is torture.
I have to stop this now
But I can’t stop thinking about you
I thought I was over you
But now, I’m missing you more and more
As the seconds go by.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Okay, so I was listening to the interview with the alleged victim of the Lamptey-Mills rape saga this morning on Joy FM and heard the girl say that she agreed to have sex with proprietor of Great Lamptey-Mills Schools.
“He did not defile me, I gave myself to him because I want to. I dated him, he said he wanted sex and I accepted it, he did not force me…so I don’t know what is going on.” she said when told that her case was one of defilement and not rape.
After hearing that, I was dumbfounded. Forget about the law for a moment and think about this. Dating her proprietor who by the way is married? Obviously the girl is much more stupid than I thought. Does Ghana Education Service permit students to date their teachers and the proprietors of their schools?
I was just discussing the issue with colleagues at the office and someone just asked “Why hasn’t that rat being stripped of the honor he was given at the last national awards ceremony?”. Hmmm……. naa political issue ooo…
Seeing the man on TV in those music clips have always irritated me. Maybe its because I felt that the children were paying more time to entertainment instead of their books. Now, with this issue I realize that my instincts were right. I won’t be surprised if other students accuse him of rape. Perhaps he has fun with the female students during rehearsals or better yet, its more like a give and take affair; Have sex with me and I’ll let you perform in the music video that we will be airing on advertising cycle.
Personally, I think parents should withdraw their wards from that school. I know some of you think I’m being rash but think about it. First there was this music teacher who defiled a student in the toilet, now this. Like proprietor, like teacher.
What are your views on this issue? Should he be sent to prison? Should we be concerned about a girl who seems proud of her immoral acts?
Go to Joy FM for more details on the story…….
Thursday, August 19, 2010
A year ago today, after countless lectures on blogging from friends, who believed that I had a lot of good stuff to share, I created Soliloquies of a Diva - A blog revolving around my crazy thoughts, emotions and passions.
I remember asking my friends: “who would read my posts?”. The answer is as clear as day. I would never have dreamed of making new and wonderful friends on the blogosphere. You guys rock!
I send my sincerest thanks to each and every reader who takes time out their crazily-busy but real lives to pay a visit and share their views on every thing I write. I promise to keep posting stuff regularly.
Yay! My blog is a year old……….. Gotta go celebrate.
Signed: The Ecstatic Diva
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
As I sit in a cold air-conditioned office
My mind cries in agony
At the realization of what the day will be
Till 5pm when I can flee
A dull day isn’t my thing
Being eclectic is in my nature
And hearing my phone ring every 3 minutes
Forms a major part of my day
Today , however is different
Silence takes charge
And as I hear the ticks and tocks on the clock
I’m near the point of losing my mind
I resort to daydreaming
But that doesn’t seem to be working
Wondering what to do
I look at my screen and find myself
In a land called Blogosphere
Finally, my face is brightly-lit
Cos Mr. Happy arrives
As I soliloquize.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Am I living in a dream world
Or is this the real realm?
Just an innocent touch from you
Lights my fire
And your friendly kisses take me higher
You make me smile with happiness
Even when I feel the opposite
You helped me to discover me
When others just couldn’t see
The kind of potential within me
I guess it was their jealousy
Of the extent of my versatility
That fuelled their need to drive me crazy
But it doesn’t matter now
For as I walk out my front door
My feet lead me to your patio
And since time waits for no man
I’m here tell you this
My heart beats for you
Every 4 and 20 hours
And 7 days per week.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
|Picture taken from Google.|
Friday, August 6, 2010
Anyways, I just felt like sharing my current obsessions with y'all.
- True Blood: Hearing Bill call out Sookie's name always make me laugh. Can't wait to start watching season 3.
- The Vampire Diaries: Gosh! I have a thing for cute vampires..... lol!
- The new hair-cut I plan on getting this weekend. Can't wait to look sexier than I already do (Hey, don't hate... :-)
- Janelle Monae's The ArchAndroid. Love me some soul.....
- Two and A Half Men... These guys are hilarious!!
- The Expendables... Imagine Stallone, Schwarznegger, Willis, Lungdren, Rourke, Jet Li and Jason Statham in one movie. Excited Goosebumps already!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Then turn around
To say you care
And even dare
To seal the fragments
That were created the day you broke my heart
But darling, baby.
That’s a journey, my heart won’t embark on
Not with you at the driver’s seat
Cos these broken fragments
Were replaced with a brand new heart
And guess what, its custom made
From a rare form of stone
So now, as the door opens
Please take a cue
For I’ve got lots to do.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
- You can tell if soups and stews are done by looking to see if and how much oil has come to the surface after a long period of simmering.
- When cooking rice and you want to soften it without adding water, you cover the food with a plastic bag so the steam softens the rice.
- When there is too much salt in soups or stews, you put in a potato or thick slice of yam to absorb the excess salt.
Got any fylla to share on the topic?
Monday, August 2, 2010
And to think Frank Raja was even bragging when his material was probably "borrowed" from what, a Hindi movie? Geez! It gets better or should I say, worse.... every minute.
Friday, July 30, 2010
And I'm seen as a love pariah
My eyes only seem to see
His face in a blank space
Even when the world is spinning around
And my thoughts are partially clouded
My every memory of him stays intact
Like yarns spun into a tight ball
Just when I was wondering
How long my mind would keep wandering
To the times we had fun as friends
And pretending that it didnt matter
If thats all we would ever be
He showed up at my doorstep
And says "will you be mine, exclusively"?
Hurray! the wilderness days are over
For finally, we've taken the next step
That every one wishes for
At one point in their life.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
On a cold weekday evening
And raindrops are trickling down the glass louvers.
Johnny Gill’s “My My My”
Plays softly in the background
As you caress my cheeks
And leave a trail of passionate kisses
That send waves of pleasure
Along my already shivering spine
You smile in surprise
As my innocence blows your mind
And your attitude excites me.
Goodness! I’m addicted to you
Like a junkie is to heroin
And I don’t even need
A needle & syringe
To get me high
So baby, hold me tight
And take me to my happy place
Cus I’m ready for another dosage
Of this drug called love….
Monday, July 12, 2010
Its another weekday evening and whilst everyone else is probably sipping wine and relaxing after a long day at work, having dinner out with friends, or talking to their significant others about the hectic happenings that occurred during the day, here I am, listening to JD’s discovery, Dondria’s single “ You’re the one”, and staring at the blank document page on my laptop.
Listening to the lyrics of the song got me thinking. Yep, my mind is simultaneously playing a constant roll of memories and trying to find reasons behind each memory. How do you determine who “the one” is? Do we look for people who are uncharacteristically thoughtful, or people who are considerate of our feelings and continue to tolerate us when we are being selfish, mean and complete jerks at the same time.
I sometimes ask my friends, “How do you know that this one person is the one you are supposed to spend the rest of your existence on this earth with?” Are there specific signs or is it just a feeling that can’t be controlled? Well guess what, none of my friends have ever given any other answer apart from “You just know”.
Lets face it: My love life is pretty much a giant crap show. I’ve had my heart ripped out of my chest one too many times. So, after failed relationships which started with the conviction that those guys, at various points in time were supposed to be “the one for me”. I’m sure anyone can understand why I’m asking these questions… Or? What do you say, person reading this post?
I would sometimes lie in bed at night, hoping and praying that my ex would call and make a confession of remorse for hurting my feelings but, I finally realized that it was just a waste of time on someone who probably isn’t great for me. After all, it seemed he always had time for every other thing but me.
Personally, I believe that in love the other person must be your priority and vice versa. So why allow someone in your past to occupy a sizeable apartment in your brain? Totally pointless…
So for now, my heart is being be kept under lock and key… at least, till i find the “The One”.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
There are no words or ways to show
All the thoughts I’m thinking of…
I reflect on my past actions
Oh! the crazy things I did
Just to show my passion
You were all I always wanted
Everything I thought I needed
I’m sure I reinvented the true meaning
Of what people call a yearning
But then you left
And it felt like the sun
Was taken from my sky
I must confess I’m still confused
And can’t help but feel used
Tell me why I had to pay the wrong price
For falling deeply for you
They say time heals the wounds
So why do mine still feel new?
Why does my heart still skip a beat
Anytime I hear your name
Why does my body spontaneously tremble
Anytime I smell your sweet perfume?
I cried for many nights
Till my reservoir of tears was totally depleted
I prayed that you would come back
And fantasized for hours on end
About a love that wasn’t real
And a past, not to be revived
But tonight as I sit in my quiet bedroom
Smiling and typing away on these little keys
I realize one positive thing
In this whirlwind of negative emotions…
That which doesn’t kill you
Makes you stronger
After the tears have dried.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Two days ago, my elder sister came home with the look I know so well. Being the concerned and inquisitive last born of the family, I quickly asked her why she was looking so downcast. After a short sigh, she said “Someone stole my purse as I was alighting from the troski at 37”. Oh!
Fortunately for her, the only thing she had lost was GH¢50, since she doesn’t put her ATM cards and IDs in her wallet. As we talked about her loss, I shuddered to think of what I would have done if I had lost my purse (it has my two ATM cards and IDs)….
Now this happened as she was getting down from the troski. Several people at the bus stop were struggling to get on, so as she squeezed through the fighting would-be passengers, someone decided to earn a bonus by taking my dear sister’s purse (which in actuality was my favorite 5 yr old Dior purse).
When its 5pm in Accra, about 95% of businesses in Accra call it a day. However, we all know that the day ends when we get to our places of abode. And of course, in order to get home there are three things you have to deal with: Traffic, shortage of vehicles and the fact that the every worker in Accra also wants to get home. My brother, who goes through this ordeal every single day calls his struggle to get a vehicle a “Make or Break Deal”.
Why do we have to go through this everyday? As I tried to think of possible reasons for this troubling phenomenon, these were the few I could come up with:
- Too many cars on single-laned nightmares
- Inadequate roads
- Too few buses
- Lack of an efficient railway system
- Faulty traffic lights
Do you have anything else to add? I’m sure there are many more probable reasons that have failed to travel through my mind at the moment.
By the way, have you noticed that some thieves have also taken this problem as an opportunity to rob already frustrated people who haven’t gotten vehicles. They act like they are also struggling to get on the bus when in actual fact, they are slipping their fingers into people’s pockets and purses.
Some perverts also take the opportunity to squeeze people’s butts (A friend just told me of her experience as I was typing this)….. Oh Chaley!! And the rains are not helping matters at all…
The funny thing that some people do is to board the vehicle before asking for its destination. Eiii!!! Nsem wo Ghana…… Why go through all that stress only to find out that the car isn’t heading to your destination?
My sisters and brothers, finding transportation in Accra after 5pm is indeed… a make or break quest…..
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Since we ended the thing called us
But my knees still weaken
When I see your name on my fon.
Hearing your voice on the radio
Always mesmerizes me
I still can't seem to help it
Cus I always grow so weak
Anytime I feel you close
I know we agreed
That we should still be friends
Since we have a lot in common
And care about one another.
But I'm not sure I can do this
Cus I fall harder for you
When I try to erase what I feel
I can't stop my feelings
Everything I try just fails me
You're all I think about
My heart keeps beating only for you
I keep trying to deny it to myself
Pretending I don't have these feelings
And lying to myself
But the painful truth is
I'm addicted to everything you.
The past, the present and possible future.
Friday, June 4, 2010
- His inabilty to find a job
- He spends most of his time hanging out/smoking/drinking with friends who mostly had jobs
- He has very unkempt dreadlocks
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I never thought that
I would feel this different
And I never thought your touch
Would make my senses different
As I try to fathom out what this feelings mean
I hear your voice whisper gently in my ears
“Baby this time things would be different”
Is that why my temperature seems to rise
When your warm hand caresses my cheek?
Or when you tell me my kind
Is an endangered species that must be handled with care?
Or when you hold me carefully
Like a precious commodity not found
In any marketplace?
(Sigh) the tears well up in my eyes now
As you look at me with tender yet surprised eyes
Failing to realize that you blow my mind each second
With the one feeling no one has ever shown me
To a magnitude such as this.
So my conclusion only makes sense.
Now I’m not afraid to let go
And experience this thing we call love
One more time………
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- help prevent cancer
- Lowers "bad" cholesterol (known as LDL) and improves the ratio of "good" cholesterol (known as HDL).
- Stops the unnatural formation of blood clots that cause thrombosis (which is one of the major causes of strokes and heart attacks).
- Reduces high blood pressure by preventing action of agents that cause constriction of the blood vessels causing high blood pressure.
- Lowers blood sugar which helps prevent and relieve TYPE-11 diabetes.
- Protects liver against toxins like alcohol and chemicals in cigarette smoke.
- Promotes oral health by suppressing the process of plaque formation and destroying the bacteria that forms plaque. It also destroys bacteria that causes bad breath, so if you don't want people moving away when you open your mouth, you know what to do...
- Destroy free radicals that cause aging.
- Possess antibacterial and antiviral properties. Recent studies show that green tea inhibits the spread of disease, speeds up recovery from cold and flu and, it also kills seven strains of food poisoning bacteria including clostridium, botulus and staphylococcus (which makes it a good treatment for diarrhoea).
- Helps your body to maintain healthy fluid balance and relieve fatigue and stress often caused by dehydration. ( That explains my frequent urination when I first drank it).
- Blocks main receptors that produce allergic reactions.
- Stimulates metabolism, calorie burning process and is wildly being used as an important part of a healthy diet.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thinking of lines to express
Feelings that I can’t repress
I close my eyes and sigh
As thoughts of you give me an unexplained high
Since the day we met
The calls and txts, though infrequent
Made my heart stop every time
Your name appeared as Caller ID
We would talk for hours and hours
With me smiling and blushing on the other end
That’s when I knew
That it was you and you alone
Cos what we have is uniquely sweet
And pleasantly unrefined
Yeah yeah yeah.... I confess
Listening to that Luther CD
Made me realize.....
One thing that I can’t deny
Is that my red heart goes blue
Like the cold ocean
When I’m not with you
See baby... its true
I’m so in love with you
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Anyway, last year when an undeserving, ungrateful opportunist broke my heart, I snapped.. I began to ask if something was wrong with me, was it because I was fat (I'm a size 16-18)? Is it because I let my feelings show? Am I too emotional? Am I unattractive?
I'm bruised but not broken
And the pain will fade
I'll overcome my fear
Its not the end of me
My heart is still open now
I'm bruised but not broken....
Indeed, I am bruised... But I'll be damned if I allow some guy to break me...
Friday, April 23, 2010
My heart snapped into fragmented pieces
For the third time
I remember how things used to be
Back when it all started
You used to look at my cleavage with lustful eyes
And laugh when I caught you staring
Then you would look at me with a tender loving gaze
Before you'd have me cuddled up in your arms
But then you suddenly found it difficult
To even say you care
The romantic gestures you once showed
Vanished, like wisps of smoke into thin air
I longed to hear those three short words
But you just didn’t understand me
Or did you simply refuse to say them,
So you could have the upper hand?
Talking about my weight became your anthem
I thought you cared but the criticism continued
Don't even try to explain
Cus I ain't taking it personal
I finally saw what the real deal was
Oh yes, I found you out
So, you are intimidated
By my capability..........
It took me a while to figure it out
And boy, it sure feels good to know
That you lost me as a result of
Thursday, April 22, 2010
So today I'm gonna do a really brave thing
I heard you got the Chrysler for the weekend
Maybe you could give me a ride to the station
And hopefully, close up the distance
Between the parallel lines that seperate us.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Interesting, isn't it? Lol!!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Have a wonderful day...
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Are we trying to say that we can't produce toothpicks? Why won't Ghanaian companies have to close down if we can't even patronise our own goods?
I don't even want to talk about the level of corruption in the country... We all know what is going on...
And eyebrows should be raised if in the space of 6 months, major fires gut important functioning bodies of the nation? Yes... that reminds me of the water hydrants in town that don't seem to have any purpose...
We need to find better ways to solve our problems.. Others have, and so can we...
That being said, have a Happy Independence Day... (and I'm not being sarcastic)....
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
From all the pain he caused inside.
I want to scream, I want to cry.
But when I see him all I do is smile
Why can't I just tell him Goodbye?
I want to move on but, I just can't let go.
I love him more than he will ever know.
I wish to start over, I want to feel free!
But this pain will never leave me be.
He hurt me bad, the pain is deep.
I believed I was strong but I'm weakened still
From all the promises he couldn't keep.
All the lies, I heard him say.
Are in my head and just won't fade.
How can I forget him and, leave him behind?
Or even, erase the memories from my mind.
Especially when I realise the hard truth.
He doesn't love me, and he never will.
And sadly, he will never know,
How I truly feel.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Everytime you smile
Could keep writing lines
But I’d rather keep it straight