My silent scream

When rage is all you have left in you, know that you've surrendered yourself to the betrayal of the world.When rage becomes a silent scream or a deliberate protest, despite your best intentions, you are still defined by that betrayal.When rage colours your view of the world, you see demons in angels, and persecution in [...]

Expecting hope

Expectations are simply hopes with a sense of entitlement.The reason for our entitlement to the fulfilment of our hopes are many. Most often, they're based on what we contributed towards others.Sometimes we want that contribution reciprocated because we don't want to allow others to treat us unfairly, or to take us for granted.But sometimes, we [...]

The forgotten village idiot

This essay has been playing on my mind a lot lately.Covid-19 has revealed the true nature of many, which only served to reinforce this notion.Who puts a smile on the face of the village idiot?The saddest part of this essay is that most who read the title thought it to be humorous.From my book The [...]