How A Black Lady Was Forced To Be Using Bleaching Cream

BEYOND RELIGION AND CULTURE: The aesthetic beauty, scintillating black, alluring lady told me something that has kept me thinking since yesterday (July 11 2017): She said that her brother’s wife walked up to her and advised her to be using cream, make-up and many other things. In the brother’s wife words – so that she would appear charming in the streets. This lady is not a dullard or an adolescent to say. She’s above 25 and about rounding off her PhD programme. This is to say that she is not a kid that her brother’s wife, who was supposed to mind her business, would walk up to, to poison her heart. This lady is homely and comely and appears dignified, always on corporate attire and very neat. She is reserved and likes being herself. She does not join the band wagon where majority of the commuters are going crackers. This does not mean that she is a recluse or an introvert. She is humble and dresses like one. What she has read in books has affected her life positively, unlike some ladies would appear in the streets crazily bad-mannered in the name of fashion. Since the day the lady told me of the discourse, I concluded that the brother’s wife was out to demean the lady’s value, ruin her image, make her pursue dreams that were not part of her, disgrace her imagination, slander her abilities and misdirect her perception about life. For me, her brother’s wife was a negative person and the lady ought to diplomatically avoid her. I advise ladies and men to save their skins from the caustic acids they apply in the name of using cream. So, for me, the lady’s brother’s wife was a bad person, corrosive, destroyer, detractor, evil, using evil-words, and a gossip… I would advise the lady to protect her good image from the eyes of negative spectators like the brother’s wife who had been looking at the lady’s good look with hideous monstrous eyes. She wanted to destroy the lady’s confident qualities.  There is no better way to describe a person with chemical infested tongues than the brother’s wife. Beware!

― Odimegwu Onwumere is a Poet, Writer and Media Consultant based in Rivers State.


Meet Your ‘Spirit Guide’ For Answers To Your Questions

BEYOND RELIGION AND CULTURE: There is a contemporary music I like so much. Not because of where it is used or how people sing it, but because I hear the music when crooned beyond the mundane. It is, “I can see everything turning around, everything turning around, for my good.” Yes. Everything is turning around for my good. But have you asked yourself why you are so rich or so poor? I’ve come to realise that every situation has both physical and spiritual lessons it is coordinated to teach us. You can understand every situation in your life only when you befriend your intuition and abreast your Inner Radiance. Some persons had, as a result of ignorance, hounded away these nature-given accomplishments in their lives due to what they were taught to believe their Inner Knowing was. They see their Inner Knowing as Demon or Devil. Many are even battling with their Spirit Guides to leave them when they are supposed to welcome them for the revelation of Truth and Greatness. To these persons, they conduct deliverance upon deliverance, yet what has been crying continues to cry. However, some persons come to this world with Great Powers, while some persons appeal for the powers to manifest in their lives. These Guides or Guards are around us and like every other relationship, when you put much effort in knowing and understanding them, they reveal themselves and manifest for your own good. They will then be leading you along the path of life. Whenever you want to voyage into an adventure, they’ll lead you for the oriented results. Some call these Spirit Guides “Guardian Angel”. Whatever! They do not manifest or lead the individual through devotion; there are certain natural things the individual has to do and observe for his or her Spirit Guide(s) to manifest. I will end this discourse here, leaving you with puzzlement and ponder, hoping that everything will turn around for your good.

-Odimegwu Onwumere is a Poet, Writer and Media Consultant. Tel: +2348057778358.