Never believed in friendship,
Till I met you,
Never believed in knowing you,
Till your thought crossed my mind,
Never believed in the reality of your existence,
Till I remembered you,
Never believed in the possibility of an unknown friend,
Till my mind accomodate the possibility.
To be honest,
I never knew you are existing,
To be candid,
I never knew I have one,
To be sincere,
I never knew I would be reaching out to you now.
Nevertheless,I believe my words will get to you,
Nevertheless,I am confident you will consume this piece,
Nevertheless,I am sure you will accept my proposa.
Nevertheless,I know that you are waiting for me.
I have gone to places unknown,
I have crossed many paths unknown to the world,
I have crossed many bridges unknown to many,
I have tread many paths unknown to mankind.
I have looked beyond the horizon,
I have searched beyond the coastline,
I have run beyond the edges,
I have been looking for confidante,
I have been looking for associates,
I have been looking for friends,
I have been looking for familiars.
Only to find friends that are enemies,
Only to finds familiars that are foes,
Only to find conspiracy among my brethen.
I was pushed to the wall of loneliness,
When I could not find a friend,
I was push out of focus,
When I could not find a familiar.
As fate would have it,
After a long search for friends,
Fate and destiny smiled on me,
Though, I didn’t get what I wanted in friendship,
I was yoked at the end,
With the image of an unknown friend,
Dwelling in an imaginary world of possibility.
How could life have been without you,
How could this world be better without you,
How could humanity creates a balance without you.
Friends makes the world,
Friends makes mankind,
Friends makes humanity.
The essence of humanity,
Is relayed in the concept of good friendship.
The purpose of our existence is loud in good friendship.
Has the world appreciated the presence of the unknown friends?
If I may ask,
Who are the unknown friends?
If I may ask,
Where are the unknown friends?
Many of us are caught unaware with no answer to this questions,
Many of us are blind to the reality of the unknown friends,
Many of us are in denial of their presence around us.
We see them daily around us,
We pass them bye every now and then,
We are less concern about their existence.
All we care about is ourselves,
Our generation prospers in selfishness,
Human existence feign ignorance about the reality of unknown friends.
My mind is with all my unknown friends,
Across the length and breadth of the entire world,
I pen this piece to encourage you,
I believe my line of thought will fill the vacuum of loneliness in you.
If you are homeless,
If you are starving,
If you are hungry,
If you are naked,
If you are sick,
If you are poor,
If you are imprisoned,
If you are denied justice,
If you are scattered and shattered because of battle and war,
If you are lonely,
If you are displaced.
No matter where you are,
My mind is with you,
Wherever you are,
I am also in pain with you,
No matter the situation around you,
I am reaching out to you,
Extending my arms of love to you.
It can only get better if we all work for a better world,
It can only get better if we exhume violence,selfishness and crises from the fabrics of humanity,
The pints of blood being wasted,
Can never be quantified,
The flesh being shattered are unaccountable,
Many are dying,
My families have been scattered,
Many are being displaced all over the world.
What can I do,
Where can I come in,
I am helpeless just as you are.
The only help I can offer,
Is to get my letter down to you,
Eventhough, I do not know how you will get it,
I pray that someone reading will help in reaching out to you,
At a point in time,
I tried my best in reaching out to you.
All I can say,
Is to encourage you and share in your pain,
You are not alone,
I am with you,
My prayer to you is that,
There is an end to every pain.
“Weep not child”
It will soon be over.
Dedicated to all refugees in the world!
Dedicated to all internally displaced person.
Dedicated to all Syrians across the globe.
Dedicated to the victims of herdsmen killings in Benue State Nigeria.
Dedicated to everyone passing through one inconvenience now.
My heart is with you.
My prayer is loud to the creator of heaven and earth,
That comfort and solace should be restored to everyone one agonising and griefing now.
©Wordsmith Scribe 2018
©Fadeyi Felix Femi