It took me a while as I walked my life here on earth (still walking) to realize what an old saying (proverb) my primary school teacher in Jamaica, Mrs. Bodden, taught me (or rather, what I would hear her repeat from time to time) when I was eight years old meant. ‘All that glitters is not gold”, she would say. Things are not always what they seem, or the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature. Even the bible says the arm of man will fail you, you dare not trust your own! I was one, who wanted to see the good in all things and everyone, my perception of life is that there is good in everyone. When I often would see people true colors come out, I was shocked and hurt for long. Hardly able to believe that I was that naive, and that I made the same mistakes over and over again, until I realized, when I became who I am, Obara Meji, that you repeat life lessons until you get the meaning, until you learn. This world has harsh realities, and when they hit, it is what some would call a wake up call, a reality check, and even so, I was/am the person to still believe that good still exist. I refuse to believe, to accept that so many of the world’s inhabitants are so bad. But it is true, most of the world’s inhabitants, are really no good. O ma se o! (such pity)



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Hi everyone, I have no idea where you all have gone, but I trust that you are well. I have a busy day today so I will bring back something I wrote long ago, please enjoy. For all who run whey, I still love you.






Often times we may hear some people refer to life as hard. I may even have said it before when times were tough, I am not sure if I have ever said it or not, but the general consensus for many is that this life is a rough journey. Many may feel that those who can afford what ever they want, have life easy, but often times they have the most problems. There are many problems that money cannot fix.



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Jealousy according to Wikipedia is an emotion which typically refers to the negative thoughts of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss, of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to human connection. Wikipedia further states that jealousy often consists of a combination of emotions such as anger, resentment, hopelessness, and disgust. Jealousy is a universal human experience and has been observed in children as young as five months old, it is known also as the Green Eyed Monster, and In Jamaican culture it is known as Bad mind! Words which describes jealousy are; resentment, mental uneasiness, suspicion, fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness. Jealousy is a feeling, a disposition, state or a mood. Jealousy is no God damn good! More