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I feel your pain, big brother! Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi, Nigeria Apr 14, 2007
Health   Poetry


His world folding up before his eyes,
his eyes were most times turned up to the sky.
Not even a consideration of the least of all,
all that mattered to all was his fall.

Of a truth, he had been informed
but chose not to be conformed.
He had perused many female anatomy
through the way he had been out of his mummy.

His family value was "Abstain"
but his was "I can't abstain cos I can't retain"
And each time he went, he had no cover
Faced with the virus, life seemed over.

Of a truth, many choose to learn the hard way
and later on have a lot to pay.
He had gone a very wrong way
And to those who care no more, he's got lot to say

"The HIV virus kills my body as a whole
but stigmatization kills my soul.
Even if i am gradually losing my life,
believe me, i can still strive.

Of a truth, I can't stand losing you my family
cos with you I could still live happily"
And to him I said "I'll be there for you brother"
"I feel your pain, big brother!"



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Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi

Hello great leaders, buddies and pals, I am Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi, a poet. I reach out to adolescents through my poems on issues concerning their growing up, and have had the opportunity of doing so on air for two years, and in some magazines. I was a co-presenter on Allam Bloo Laughter World TV Show, presenting the segment of the program known as the special appetizer on MBI TV and the Galaxy TV.

I am the on-line editor of the Youth Magazine Atmosphere of success, the editor of School life Magazine and a prolific writer on motivational, inspirational and youth oriented topics, with published works in many youth magazines and on the internet.

I was a Youth Assistant with Action Health Incorporated (AHI) www.actionhealthinc.org where I facilitated health education sessions for young people, encouraged innovative approaches on reproductive health among young people to promote behavioral change and also contributed articles to the Growing up newsletter. I am a regular performer at WAPI- a monthly talent hunt show organized by the British Council. I am a good compeer, compeering in events such as the Teenage Festival of Life (TFL), organized by AHI with an audience not less than 2500 young people and dignitaries. I am a motivational speaker in talk shows and youth oriented programs. I am a member of the New Naija Club. I have been recognized as the most talented youth of the year and also the best joke writer of the year. I have had official trainings in Basic Sexuality Education and YSDP.

I am in love with music. I play the jazz drum. I while away my free time playing chess, listening to music and reading etc. I appreciate writers and speakers like Dr Ben Carson, Mr Fela Durotoye, Mr Gbenga Sesan, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, Miss Toyosi Akerele, Dr Sols Fola Alade, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Mr Zigi Ziglar, Pastor T.D Jakes and Mr Tim LaHaye etc. I love making friends with positive and great minded people like you. Do reach me on peculiar4uonnet@yahoo.com, Find me and add me s a friend on www.facebook.com. +2348025930865. Chatting with you would be a profound pleasure. Thank you!

Joseph Kajo | Apr 17th, 2007
i appreciate your write up that was a good one -Pecular keep it up

Odimegwu Onwumere | Apr 23rd, 2007
the dirge was nicely written. kudos!

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