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Its like a freckle that is attached to your mien,
Deep of thousands silent words remain,
All there is to soothe the being
The doze of self ever given.

Who says you cannot be known,
Or dare to bring your talents to the fore
Whence at first the move implored,
Estranged a move driven with raw motives.

Such was the output so innocently shown,
That catered a reaction of unwavering tones
This put to measure the beauty of mind,
All that is captured in the brain and heart.

For its the engines that’s struck moves borne,
Thus is the fuel of innovations born
For through it the forging of life sojourn
And all for the adventure of esteem won.

Reworking the Genius in you!

Like a Dream that has become real, so is the day clear and free.
Thoughts of endless virtues stroll by, waiting for which to be welcomed by the heart.
Still, none is made a home as undivided resolutions storms the brain for needy growth;
Like a self driven by the wind, is the trickling of a firm resolve waving through its searching heart.
Yet memories pervades it too, demanding for a negotiable space to own its reign,
Never, never again will all these pull its weight on you, for a steady ground will you emerge victorious.

For in the growing of self, history was formed, and without error were you carved;
To search the world for fame or shame, of which either shall stand its gain.
You till and sweat with suffering for bread, hoping for bread to earn you strength.
And yes, you emerge a conqueror in thy conquest and quickly is forgotten all you strive to get you there.
The gifts you plunge as you await to implore, power, women and wealth stashed to your humble abode.
When without warning you heed the pride you rot so deep that without notice you’re quickly dethroned.

Then like a thunderbolt, it strikes you with remorse, that the world moves without a floss,
Hoping to glide and swim in its waters, unaware that you’re stagnant and thus replaced;
Now you know its by chance, choice of turns to enter and leaves its stage only but once,
But no you wish to fight and hope to remain the greatest creature to forever be first that ever lived.

Who told you that such is the trend, when there are others who had being where you stand but at different ways,
Their methods make the world accord them with accolades, in simple and effortlessly beckoned push.
That at times, it cot you your fame, replaced when there’s a struggle of unique streaks,
And like past you remain glorious, when at every future they make the headlines;
Now you know its about some certain trend that needs to be shaken with some pluses and minuses of your being.

So is the principles that has now made you almost extant, while these silently famous people makes news,
Their composition different from yours, that to be like them you quietly dump the awards you’ve won.
Such is the change sought to equal yourselves with them, in shocking discovery they too share some you;
The you in weaknesses endeared becomes the production of talents endured;
The you in talents won is their quiet path for future borne;
The you in those things you struggle to know is their rope of friendship savored;
That you you quietly hide is their obvious naked threat to perceive the world;
That you that screams in its entirety becomes their measure to motivate the you that prays the world never sees.

What differentiates them from you is the change of priorities, self and many that is similar or unknown;
In contrasting and comparing, they too are not far from what, how and where of development of being,
Rather its easy to quietly pass them by with how you discovered them than to announce its process
Or even to switch lanes and paths builds the system of dialogue, communication and meetings;
Yet this is little compared to a zillion actions and reactions of you is the creation of you found in another.

To investigate further if your the only unique specie, will you be struck in awe of other shocking results,
Shrinks, Clairvoyants, Mutants of different discipline streams across the world, even more that equal the presence of Angels;
Like their presence is a kind of service to spring a fair balance of the world.
This too cannot explain your relentless efforts keep the search, more stunning revelations to rest the intention,
A Dream wanting a best of reason only explained by God of all Gods, the arrival of such is the You-Reinvented!

Learning How to Read.

I sit in my room one early morning, hoping I’ll do something good for myself. But to my amazement, I went blank. I had marveled and envied my friends who talk about their umpteenth book and all about the characters and its contents in less than an hour and I just sit and watch them, lost in the way they analyze books and their authors. Worse still, they are planning to publish their book and I am their best link to make it happen. This was the moment I was ushered back to reality. I begin to gasp for breath hoping for them to loose their attention in me. Luckily for me, I was able to save myself by enlisting some good publishers that would build their interest.

Now back to my room with my empty thoughts meandering on what to do. An idea struck me: I am envious over my friends and here I am having good networks of Publishers without me striving to publish a book so as to compete with them and as well get the tingling of praise around me-if possible by these friends of mine who had emptied catalogues of books. ‘I SHALL START FROM SOMEWHERE’ was what motivated me to begin a move that I feared disastrous but gradually a rapid success.

I started with a genre of my taste-Narrative Novels- and I decided to start with Danielle Steele’s Big Girls Don’t Cry. I chose it so I can teach myself how to read. Now many of my age grades and country men hardly read. And if they do then the slope of adjusting the measurement becomes amazingly disappointing. This is where it drops to few people reading constantly and from those reading constantly to those reading rapidly to a fewer people reading a particular genres and from there to people reading several genres and from there comes Writers… and it goes on till a tailor-sized person that befits the character and qualities of a good reader and writer. All this I learned as I began to determine my quest to finish the book- no matter how long it took me- after all it isn’t my first. But unlike my reason for reading this book, I had none and this scares me till this day.

So off I begin with Danielle Steele’s book and from this book, I discovered I had emptied a book because of my notes of every single thought and idea that struck me from the book. I used this format to understand the book as it helped me to understand any book I read(this obviously varies across genres, persons and style of person):

  • Mind of the Author- This is also known as the plot of the novel or book. Here the way the author uses gestures, dictions, mood and literary style, characters and setting is identified. It is actually my first so as to find yourself engaged in re-writing with the Author’s Mind the environmental occurrences around you. In this way, you are re-enacting the novel or book in your vicinity.
  • Prefaces, Comments by Other Writers, Epilogue or Prologue– Here the idea and intention of the author or other authors is reeled in. It emphasizes the notion of why the book is written and the credits accrued to it. This is considered if the book had been read and either of the item is deliberately jumped so as to stir a meaning for yourself or may be considered a first read before diving into the chapters of the book. Across genres, such are the Acknowledgements, Preface, Introduction, Preamble, Forward, etc. The advantage of going through them is the requirement gathered for yourself to reproduce or motivate you in the creating your own novel.
  • Reader’s Reactions and Discovery. As I earlier pointed, you reading the book would have discovered some captivating moments, grammatical words or error, mood and notes. It is essential for it helps convey a message when you read your thoughts without the book. It is more of an apparent style or mock novel that exposes all about what you learned from the book and yourself.

Now, this is just a few highlighted to motivate you in creating your own novel or book. Please feel free to add or delete the points with yours as you share your experience. This discovery is mine and I have developed it but the majority of it is within these points.

Happy Reading!