Reason(s) 7


Reason(s) 1 – 5

Reason(s) 6




We grow older, change takes place

Sometimes, at an unbelievable pace

Comfort zones, bulldozed

By what we call life.


Meanings and values

Leading our relative narratives

Shift and adjust as we accrue more experience

More wisdom we adequately allocate

To our chosen approach to life. 


Whatever the outcome,

Whether you deem it good or bad

Nothing changes the fact,

That it is your story.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: Kuvshinov-Ilya


I believe in taking responsibility for our own actions as well as the circumstances we have been given. Often times we find ourselves in a bad place, and we look for something to blame; the system or the people who directly influence us. True, it may not be our fault we are in an unfavourable position, but ultimately, it is our responsibility to contend with.

For example, If I lose my job because my boss doesn’t like me (even though I am doing my absolute best) being in that situation would not be my fault; but it would be my responsibility to deal with. The thing is, I could get angry and even go to court to exact some “revenge”. Maybe I could lose all my money trying to get some justice and ultimately fail, but the truth is, me losing my money as a result of my firing is not my boss’s fault; it is mine. From the minute my boss would have fired me, every choice I would have made till I had nothing would be on me and not on him/her. Most of the time we look for something to take the heat for our actions while ignoring our own decisions.

Now I’m not saying accepting what has been thrust on us is full-proof and will immediately make us happier people. However, there is comfort in knowing that we have the power to control how we approach situations around us. Pain stems from building an ideal narrative in our heads which we believe the universe will abide by. Fact is the universe will always go its own way and that could lead to some serious disappointment.

I used to take responsibility for the reactions I would get from people around me. Whether they frown or smile; I would start wondering what I did to cause that. I later realized that this was the wrong way to approach interactions (at least for me). What people feel about me is not my responsibility; I should not try to unravel why someone hates me or is disgusted by the colour of my skin. My responsibility is dealing with how I feel about their actions towards me, whether they are good or bad; how I digest that information and proceed, is all up to me.

I realise I ended up saying a lot more than I initially intended but It’s been a while since I wrote a lengthy piece for you guys and gals. I will go deeper in the following days, I fear fitting all the info in this one post would have me on WordPress till October’s end.






Bare feet touch the prickly grass around me,

“Appreciated, Mother Earth,

Your attempts to tickle me, are not in vain.

Lord knows I could use a laugh or two

Right about now”


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: HazPainting




The lines I design

Lasso social barriers smothering the world,

Flinging them, from here, 

To that pocket dimension

You never knew existed;

Till now.


– O.D. ©2018


Photograph by: Aquilapse




Simply addicted,

To the process of experiencing life

Outside the choices and influence

Of others.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: CaringWong

Spirit and Soul.


I savour every frame

Of those picture perfect moments

Captured by my all-seeing eyes;

Unbeknownst to nay-sayers

I am not plugged in to the consensus

Instead, my spirit and soul

Find fulfilment at the prospect of my seclusion.


– O.D. ©2018


Photograph by: unknown




Isolation allows me

To place myself at the highest peak,

Cleansing my thought palate

With the most calming wind.


Isolation allows me

To look at life and find new meaning

Garnering appreciation for that which

I already have – not yet lost,

Finding peace, stemmed from the cradle

Of my rich imagination.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: chateaugrief


I often Isolate myself to regain focus(especially after a rough encounter). People usually question me on why I do this instead of relying or asking for their help. I don’t know why, but it’s saying things like that which deters me even more; perhaps I don’t react well when the help I’m being offered is teetering on force-feeding. I’m man enough to admit I need help when I do indeed need it; however, I never accept that as my only option when a new ordeal comes my way.

Is it selfish of me?




Versatile and formless

I ebb and flow on that which acts as

The solid foundation of balance 

For the majority’s sense of existence.


I mirror the likeness of the landscape,

Sun, moon and stars,

Taking them with me wherever I go

Recreating their likeness in my own

Still life, albeit wavy design.


I am an artist,

Resist the temptation to hold

Or pocket my work, for it is only as good

As its proximity to me

Simply put;

It is mine to keep.


– O.D. ©2018


Photograph by: Lumarieus21


I have a few things in common with water, minus the whole evaporation and raining thing; I leave that to the actual pro.



It’s a long fall,

So with the little words

I can use as comfort

I give you something

You can hang onto.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: ryky

Free Fall #Revisited


Never mind the descent,

What looks like falling to you

May look like flying to others.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: ryky

Reason(s) 2

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Reason(s) 1


Fear not, dear friend

For you, to be, in the here and now

Aware of your existence and mine

Cherishing every breath

Skimming through every line

Brandishing a vessel that houses

Your soul, and none other

Simply means

You already won.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by: GUWEIZ


Daily Post: Disrupt


No matter what you may face, no matter what material possessions people may take from you. Always remember that no matter how much anyone may try, there is one thing they can’t take from you unless you allow it; your soul. And honestly, that far outweighs anything else money can buy. For there will always be one you.

Noone can take that.

Thus, smile, you need no validation, you are you.

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