I tossed up and down in my room for the umpteenth time, could this really be true? How could this ever happen? Maybe this isn’t true after all, I tried to console myself as I jumped on my bed to catch some sleep but it was obvious that sleep had left my domain. It dawned on me that I had really lost a precious one, I let the tears flow freely knowing that I can’t fight the inevitable. She had left me to battle life on my own, my friend of over twenty years had gone to sleep, she had finally returned to her maker. What a life! Her words kept on ringing through my mind “one day, we will all leave’’ those were her last words to me when I told her about the death of my pet, she tried to convince me that this life is ephemeral, stressing that even one’s shadow leaves in the dark. It’s really a hard pill for me to swallow but the truth still remains that she also left. Death doesn’t respect your age, your position, your status, your money or even your influence, it just takes you immediately you get timed out. I have cried and cried, but the tears could do nothing to bring her back. This life is vanity.
Having realized that One day, we will all get timed out of this world, I have decided to forgive quickly and ask for forgiveness in return, let go of regrets, love more without fear, spend more time with my loved ones, laugh as much as I can, eat as much as I can, touch lives, worry less, give freely and stay happy because you don’t know when, where, or hour that you will get timed out. I have also stopped sleeping bare, just in case I sleep and never wake up again. Life to me is just a huge pot of Beans; sometimes it could be sweet, sometimes bitter, sometimes hard, and sometimes soft. In either ways, just live your life to touch others knowing fully well that no one gets out of life alive.
Written by Silas Damilola IfeOlu