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I do not know …


I don’t know what is wrong with me so I don’t know how to fix me.
I don’t know who I am or where I belong in order to find the tribe of people who will completely and unconditionally accept and understand me.
From church organisations, educational institutions to musical or artistic explorations;
From African visitations, family expectations to globetrotting expeditions;
Historical lectures of torturous pasts, stories and tales of glorious kingdoms don’t last;
I still don’t know what is wrong with me, so I can fix me.
Redemption promise, washed in blood,
Why blood, why so much blood?! 😞
Brown, black, beige or orange.
Eniyan dudu, eniyan pupa, kilode?
Oh, Africa, I do not know what is wrong with me, so I can fix me.
Is it my muddied dirty skin?
Is it my tangled bushy thorny hair?
Is it the unholy liason with the fathers who steal my dignity over and over again?
Is it the casting away of her daughters, oh motherland?
Are you so ashamed of me, does my visage disgust you?
I do not know what is wrong with me so I can fix me;
Is it because I pray in a foreign tongue?
Are the gods angered that I turn my back on them?
Does the god of Iron despise the god of Abraham?
Are they at war with each other?
Oh, Abba Father, how will the truth be revealed?
Oh, what is wrong with me, so I can fix me?
Don’t know who I am, what I am! Church tells me I am a child of God, a holy priesthood and such lofty ideals;
Yet still like a stranger, imposter I feel in the midst of the congregation.
Oh why, oh why, oh, be at peace for now oh troubled soul.
I do not know what is wrong with me, so I can fix me!

Β© Lara Rose 2016

Written as part of my end of term assignment APD Leeds Beckett university.


Colour me …


…colour me with words, speechless to say, tis rainbow speak thou for me…

Β© Lara Rose 2016

The Art of the Apothecary


Oh Apothecary, whence forth thine ancient and learned art…?😞

β€œDead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in
reputation for wisdom and honour.”
Ecclesiastes 10:1 KJV
“And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.”Β Β  Exodus 30:25 KJV

Celebrating Women!!!

A re-run of the pilot show to celebrate International Women’s day/week!!!

Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

Africa, oh Africa!

WP_20160130_2759.jpgAfrica, oh Africa!
Summon the glory of Africa!
Africa, oh Africa!
Will you raise your Pharaohs again?
Land of gold and precious jewels;
Will you adorn thyself again?
Africa, oh Africa!
Summon the glory of Africa!

Β© Lara Rose 2016

Shame, shame on you Motherland Africa!!

WP_20160128_5535Shame on you, shame on you motherland Africa,
Shame, shame, shame on you.

Still you persist in de-robing ze innocence of le virgins.
Still you mutilate and castrate le future.
Still you abuse and clubber,
Still you cause the hearts to shudder.
At the ill gotten gain;
Of licentiousness pain.
You seem not to care;
You seem not to hear.
The cry of newborn child,
Left to wander, yonder wild;
Like a crevasse, displaced, torn, ruptured from the womb;
You erupt, molten magma, scattered pieces, empathy doomed.

Shame, shame, shame on you
Shame, shame, on you,
Motherland Africa!
From, far North Eritrea, West Nigeria to South Zulu.
Shame, shame, shame on you
Motherland Africa!

Β© Lara Rose 2016

Swirling vortex of entropy!!

WP_20160127_3089.jpgMen Shortage: Eritrea Govt. Forces Men To Marry At Least Two Wives Or Face Imprisonment

I just read the headline above written by the online editor, @thewhistler.ng
posted on FB with a comment, “will this work in Nigeria?”

Bullshit!! Any excuse for perverted men and governments!! I’m disgusted, outraged, right enough is enough!!!!! πŸ˜ πŸ˜’

Seriously, are some men so conceited, desperate and perverse that they always feel the need to control and subjugate women?! Always using excuse after excuse?!!

Is there ever going to be a world where the child bearers of this flipping planet will ever be respected equally to men?!

What is this obsession with some men and the so called, “biological needs” to quote the man whose role was to protect his daughters but instead did the polar opposite! They’ll be wanting to forcibly marry their daughters next!!!😠😠

To quote Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, “a swirling vortex of entropy” can be used to describe the chaos and turmoil within this ever raging war of the sexes!!

If this is a joke, like Aprils fool or whatever, it’s not funny!!


….shame on you Africa!!! 😞😞 Laye yi!!

Β© Lara Rose 2016


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