️ I can't say #ThankYou enough everyone. You guys have stubbornly refused to let me stay in grief. Trust me, it's still hard but the show must go on. If J.O was here he'd make jokes about my tears. If I remember him well he'd say something J.O-like like "Imeh, you are still crying... Did someone else die?" or something worse in that regard. It still hurts though and it will take a while.... but THANK YOU.️
Now, #Haters I haven't grown an inch over 5'8" since my last post and I haven't aged a day over 21years either. I lost some weight though but don't get any ideas. I am still me...J.O's Boy
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️ Nothing prepares anyone for the loss of a father. No YouTube videos, no books, no Instagram skits, not even Google... Life just comes at you hands folded into fists with a #SouthPaw boxing stance and Boom! You are knocked down flat.. Sigh.. Life, it's not as you know it at all. Death has never hit home before so this is extra new to me. I keep waiting for a false alarm or something in that regard. Deep down i know it won't come but my longing for it is even deeper. You know the shocking thing, everyone is going about their business..Afterall, it's just my Dad...Just JO so nothing has changed. It's like my Dad was never here. I'll be damned...JO was here... Look at the moustache and tell me otherwise️
From nursery school to University, from boyhood to manhood, you never judged me, you only questioned my choices and warned me off when necessary. I made so many mistakes but you still held me flawless in your eyes. I know if you could hurry back and give me advice on the afterlife, you would but I ask for too much yes? Don't blame me JO. I want to stop writing but it helps ease the pain. I am tired JO. Meanwyl, JO you remember when you said with pride that I rocked a beard like you? Now before you get too excited, Don't expect me to do the same with this moustache. But if I did I know you'd laugh and say "Ah Imeh, You wear it like me when i was younger" #ThankYouJO ... #ThankYou. Please Leave a "" smiley for JO so he knows he's a cool cat with the moustache! THANK YOU!
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️ Dear Dad, I can't sleep cos I keep trying your line....Just did again. Still no response. It's clear now that you have moved on. I have cried my eyes out. You didn't do right by me this time though. The last time we spoke you laughed and said "Imeh, I will be fine. Don't cry." But you know me...Even now I still cry. My consolation: If I know you well, you are probably cracking up Heaven's hosts with your banter and sarcasm. That makes me laugh real good. If only the people reading this knew I got the Mr E Character from you, they would respect your comic prowess. Anyway, careful though with your jokes so you dont piss off any Angel in Heaven (especially Michael, I hear he's incharge of warfare) and they make you wait longer than necessary to get into heaven. Meanwyl, even though I know you made your peace with God. Don't go looking for trouble with souls who didn't.. I can hear you snitching on a soul already like... Angel Mike, this one didn't make peace ehhhh.... and he's trying to enter heaven!" Dad, careful before they rush you in Heaven o. ️
Thank you for giving me life. Thank you for showing me good from bad. I wasn't one for handshakes or back pats with you. I was a hugger and you were never ashamed to hug back ....you....Hairy Bear! Thank you for teaching me to ride my bicycle, to play football, to cook, and to not make the same mistakes you made. Thank you for being my Dad. Rest well JO.
PS: I added Mark Strong's rendition of Take me home, Country Roads just for you. I can hear you singing loud in the shower as usual... Leave a Rose for my Dad... He'd throw them away after sniffing them if he was around but still just leave a Rose. Thank you.
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️ I am here thinking how would Robert Mugabe answer this question if asked....
IDIOT: Mr Mugabe, you are from Africa.
MR MUGABE: Yes indeed...
IDIOT: So you speak African?
MR MUGABE: I don't understand.
IDIOT: I mean the common language of Africa, African. You speak it well?
MR MUGABE: Does/Did your mum have other children like you?️
Do you speak African? The question is as timeless as the stupid moronic minions who ask same? Argue all you want, there are actually some ignorant wombats out there whose mums don't even know that Africans don't speak African. We as Africans owe it to the world to first educate their mums then we can pass same knowledge to them. ELLA deserves The Mugabe Award for Savagery the response..
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