To Be or Not To Be?

To Be or Not To Be?
September 9, 2018 drohenebaanyaniboadum

To be or not to be? To be happy or sad, to be ebullient or doleful, to be passionate or moody? To be or not to be is the quest I set out to seek. It’s the puzzle I needed to solve, the enigma that stared me down to red teary eyes. The proof of my near – frivolous existence, the evidence of my terrestrial composition, the pain of my bane as a man. What life it is that I live, what cross for me to bear, and all for this but minute time in the vastness of eternity to solve its riddle. The rigors of its storms break my ephemeral wings and strip me of my abilities to levitate. To ascend the mountains of despair, to leap, even if for a moment the hills of pain, to the other side – to be clothed with lasting joy and cheer. Oh! But then I saw, with this permanence of joy, a point of no return, a place where the oxymorons of angelic – devils, false – truths, joyful – sorrows, and the basket of heterogeneities we experience in this life cannot dare us to – be or not, to – be. Then I counted my pain as an opportunity for my joy, my loss as the trampoline to bounce back, my shame as the momentum to vault again even if my head was down. There, suddenly the discomfort seemed to wane, although for a moment so evanescent, yet it trickled down in me lasting chords of contentment, and a victory chant was heard amid the puzzling – relief of life’s invisible – conundrums.

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Comments (8)

  1. Doreen Nelson 6 years ago

    An inspiring piece. God bless you pastor!

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 6 years ago

      Thanks Dr. Grace to you.

  2. Marian 5 years ago

    You write beautifully and communicate so eloquently!

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 years ago

      Thanks dear and only sister Dr. Prof. Marian… You’re the best.

  3. Ps Dr Lamptey 5 years ago

    An excellent piece my Prince. God bless you. Keep it coming. Abide!!!

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 years ago

      Hey! Thanks my dear brother… the brotherhood of cape coast. Love you

  4. Frederick Osei Baffour 5 years ago

    A good piece to read and reflect on.
    God bless you Dr. Oheneba Anyani Boadum

    • Author
      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 years ago

      Thanks Pastor Frederick. Blessings

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