By Hillary Mkabana
21st Century…. We are becoming lesser by the day
Our communication – Wireless
Our dress – Topless
Our telephone – Cordless
Our cooking – Fireless
Our youth – Jobless
Our food – Fatless
Our labour – Effortless
Our conduct – Worthless
Our relation – Loveless
Our attitude – Careless
Our feelings – Heartless
Our politics – Shameless
Our education – Valueless
Our follies - Countless
Our arguments – Baseless
Our Job – Thankless
Our Boss – Brainless
Our Salary – Very less
This Thing Called Love
For those of you who know what LOVE and LOVING is, guess u’ll understand this very well. Read on and enjoy….
If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be
gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just
didn’t choose to rest in the other person’s heart.
If you find someone else in love with you and you don’t love her/him,
feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse
the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage, do not cause pain.
How you deal with love is how you deal with you, and all our hearts feel the same pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are different.
If you fall in love with another, and she/he falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it or to assess blame, Let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know in time.
Remember that you don’t choose love. Love chooses you. All you can
really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life.
Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away.
Give it back to the person who brought it alive in you. Give it to others who deem it poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in anyway you can.
This is where many lovers go wrong. Having been so long without love,
they understand love only as a need. They see their hearts as empty places
that will be filled by love, and they begin to look at love as something
that flows to them rather than from them.
The first blush of new love is filled to overflowing, but as their
love cools, they revert to seeing their love as need. They cease to be someone who generates love and instead become someone who seeks love.
They forget that the secret of love is that it is a gift, and that it can
be made to grow only by giving it away.
Remember this, and keep it to your heart. Love has its own time, its
own seasons, and its own reason for coming and going. You cannot bribe
it or coerce it, or reason it into saying. You can only embrace it when
it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
But if it chooses to leave from your heart or from the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and there is nothing you should do.
Love always has been and always will be a mystery.
Be glad that it came to live for a moment in your life. Don’t deny love just only you don’t want to be hurt…
IF YOU KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN, IT WILL COME AGAIN …
By Stuart McArthur
He’s a metrosexual, a quasi-intellectual
A lifestyle oh so flexible,
His six-pack is delectable
He is tanned, he is buffed,
His Clooney hairstyle is coiffed
His dooner and his pillows are exquisitely fluffed
He used to be a big tough man,
But now I find he’s….he’s a metrosexual
His behavior is contextual
His pick-up lines effectual
But even when they’re successful
He’s c -a – r – e – f – u – l
His phones have ring-tones,
For the news from Dow Jones
He only uses classic European colognes
He used to wear Brut 33,
But now I find he’s…he’s a metrosexual
He’s so clean
There’s no telling where his stubble was
Lean machine…Carbohydrates have to go.
He’s unavoidable, he’s everywhere I look!
He likes to hunt and gather AND he likes to cook!
He cries at tender moments BUT he’s not a sook
ONCE he used to LIKE MacDonalds,
Now I find he’s…he’s a metrosexual
There’s no smelling where his garbage goes
Closet queen…Likes his dinner and his show
His manner is inscrutable
His girlfriend oh so beautiful
They’re careful with their “screw control”
He’s not unlike a new Ken doll
He imbibes vintage wines – his demeanor’s refined
His uptown pad is architecturally designed
He used to drink bourbon and coke,
But now I find he’s…he’s a metrosexual
Eats his greens
Keeps a close eye on his body weight
Lean cuisine…It’s the only way to go
Wears sun-screens…That no UV rays can infiltrate
Stuff unseen…He wants no one else to know
He’s a metrosexual!