Wednesday, August 08, 2007

we ARE

Taking Chances...

In the impulse of the moment... I made a decision
I might be right.... I might be wrong... but without the rythm... there is no song.

Taking chances on people, places and things...
The noun in my life wants to be my king

6.'5' towering down on my 5.11
He asked and I stuttered... asked and I fluttered...

I'm certain but uncertain... young but old... rigid but impulsive

I'll hug this to myself for a little while... it's new and comforting and comfortable and different...

I like it... I feel safe

I said yes... so we ARE

I might be right.... I might be wrong... but without the rythm... there is no song.

43 comments:

Waffarian said...

Well, as the madame of "taking chances", I applaud you, but since all my "taking chances" always dey land me for wahala, I have to say "be careful" girl! Wishing you guys the very best!

Calabar Gal said...

"The noun in your life huh?" Girl, you have a nice way with words. Hope he makes you really happy.

Fo said...

hey...wow so glad u ok!!so he proposed dint he???but u confused??coz u getn me confused....tune the song to us a lil more pls...
Safe...

Vixen said...

Cool. I hope you are doing much better since the accident. I knew that He Who Will Not Be Mentioned Cos He's a Total Ass didn't have the power to break your hope and faith in love. Good luck to the new guy...I hope he treats you really good.

kokolette said...

goodluck with him
hope he's "the one"

Zephi said...

ONB has a boyfie..yay
Hope your feeling better
just a thought..
Did your experience last week make you take a chances and become more considering of giving this fella a chance? is there a correlation between this two events?

Anonymous said...

dance gurl!!!!

Surviving with Truth said...

sing that song... and if the tune is wrong, you pick a new one. good luck

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Waffarian: He’s a good guy… he’s good to me and he’s good for me… at this point. This might change in the next ‘whenever’ … but for now it’s enough… I say I’m taking a chance because there are textbook reasons why he might not work… nothing serious… but I decided to hop on the molue of us and I’m saying ‘owole’ (lol… I got that from agama lizard…. I miss that chick to death!) I’m being rigid and cautious and spontaneous and carefree… so far I’m smiling…

Calabar Gal: lol… yeah… the noun in my life… I’m not even sure that makes much sense… but it did when I wrote it. He’s cool… extremely expressive… tells me what hes thinking when he’s thinking it… I like that.

Fo: lol… proposed ke? Na only ‘boyfriend and girlfriendship’… I’m hesitant to give it that title although that is what he asked me to be … his girl… Babe this song isn’t playing on high frequency yet… it’s a slow song… there’s some static… when I turn it up… you’ll be the first one to know… I like my dj…

Vixen: Oh I’m doing good… I put up something new cos I didn’t want people thinking I’m in the throes of death… cos I’m good now… a few bruises waiting to heal up but other than that… everythings chris. There’s a difference between a man and a boy… and you never know till you KNOW. Somebody I love told me to treat everything as a learning and growing experience… the past was something of that… but here’s to the future… whether it involves ‘this-guy-who-is-yet-to-be-named’ or not… I STILL believe. I just saw ‘him’ a few minutes ago… at this point I just feel safe.

Kokolette: lol… ‘the one’ ke?… that scares me… we’re new… he likes me… I like him… we’re learning each others songs and ‘alphabets’… so at this point… he’s not ‘the one’.

Zephi: lol… I feel like such a little girl when you say that… you know when you got terribly embarrassed/ shy when somebody called you somebodys girl or wife… lol… but I suppose I do… it’s new and I’m not even analyzing it. I feel good… no make it great… I have some blockbuster movies, a great friend and some pizza on the way over to my house in the next 10 minutes… just saw ‘him’… my eyebrows look gorg… it almost doesn’t get any better… lol. This fella is none of the ones I discussed on my blog earlier… I was going to write about him b4 but I had the accident happened and everything just sort of fell by the wayside… girl this man is TALL though… holyyyyyyy… without my heels I feel like a bloody midget and at 5.11… that’s really hard for me to feel. Honest truth… I just went with my gut on this one… we’ll see how it goes… ‘I might be right.... I might be wrong... but without the rythm... there is no song’

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Anonymous: I’m not makossa dancing at this point… just a little old-school shuffle… lets keep our eyes open and see what direction the wind is blowing…

Surviving with Truth: The tune seems right… I don’t really know how to explain something that I don’t really understand myself… I might write about how we met and all other bla bla blas later… or maybe I’ll just leave it at this… we’ll see how the flower unfolds…

femme said...

which one of them brothers?
this your gist is soooo tantalus.
dont do us longthroat for long.
ahhhh! this part when u feel like you are electrically charged and say and feel things in oyibo movie. if u start feeding each other and chasing yourselves in the beach that one is nollywood o.
meanwhile, im getting ahead of my self.
congrats on the new b.f.
stay safe.

Justme said...

First of, i want to say im so sorry about the accident, i hope you are feeling a lot better.

2, congrats girl,I wish you hapiness in ur new relationship.

NB- Im so jealous of u!, u have a way with words, wish i could write like u!

londonnaijachic said...

Good to know you are fine and hope the bruises are healing quick. Good luck with mr man.

Soul said...

(smiling) and (grinning).

Just wrap yourself up in todays news honey..
Always move on bigger and better things, as well as people... always.

All it takes is time, for you to seperate the men from the boys. You are learning well grasshopper (smile)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Femme: I’ve never talked about him on my blog before this post… I was going to… but things happened. The other guys are not factors in my life… the only one I think I’ll remain friends with is Muscles… he pissed me off the other time but I sha told him off… and we’re cool now. Robin is not even a factor in the equation… didn’t talk to him for reasons I don’t want to get into… but when I see him wherever I see him… if he says wassup… I’ll say hi back. We never really got anything popping cos these are all dudes that I just went on a date or two with… nothing special… never kissed any of em… so I couldn’t be assed really. Tangerine… united states of whatever and the other 2 or 3 guys who liked me that I never wrote about here are a thing of the past… I suppose it’s the same… when I see them and they say hi… I’ll say hi back. lmao@tantalus… this babe I always love your comments… you’re such a dahhling… emi oyinbo movie? My life is a nollywood movie waiting to happen… lol… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Just me: my darling… how have you been? I feel good… my body doesn’t hurt… so I’m good… you’re a great writer my darling… I love your stories… the way you tell em… the new relationship… I’m not very great at ‘labelling’ stuff… but I suppose it is that… yeah… we cool. He likes cranberry juice so this might actually work… lol.

Londonnaijachic: I’m great thanks mami for the well wishes… I wanted to reply them all individually but there are so many so thanks to everybody else… you guys are a real part of my world… thanks for the well wishes with ‘him’ too… I’ll get around to giving him a name… I’m thinking something like ‘Coach’ or ‘Space’ or ‘Brandon’

Soul: lol… you’re sooooo adorable… and right. lmao@bigger and better things… that is exactly what it is… I was never one to dwell in the past… I just take it that things happen… some people are in your life for a season and that’s how all the ex’s were… I’ve always been at peace with me… so as much as some people try… they can’t disrupt the balance or my understanding of self… nobody… I’m perfectly ok with me… I’ve made some decisions, learnt some things… and here’s to the next phase… I’m not making any predictions… just seeing where things go… and to tell you the truth big sis… it’s GOING.

Ms-timi said...

Love love love ur blog! its always a good read...good luck with the new guy! x

catwalq said...

u no dey reply email again?
aunty haba, and na worry wey make us dey bombard u o. no shaking.abeg take all the chances u want. as long as im face no resemble a thumb, carry go

Favoured Girl said...

Life is all about taking chances. Hope it works out for you girl!

Unbiased said...

Overwhelmed!!!!! So you have recovered from you near death experience and are now moving on to romantic things. Hmmmmmm what can i say. You dont let grass grow under you feet that's for sure.

Ozymandias said...

Hope you getting better !!

Noni Moss said...

Ahhh - I'm happy for you. New beginnings - hold on to that feeling as longs as you can. Hope it works out well.

PS - So you were just teasing us with all them other guys and saving the best for the DL abi? loll.

bibi said...

hey babe..miss u..lol. btw i'm kofo on fb..lol..
been a while.. been hella busy wid school and everything!! hows it going wid u..happy to hear bout the new addition..lol.. hope it all works out well... give us the downlow now...how did y'all meet and stuff..

sorry bout the accident..hope ya ayt now.. take care sweets..mwahh

Zephi said...

ok then....make sure fill us with tori as it progresses....wish you the best. :)

In my head and around me said...

Aww, so the series on the guys has come to an end.? ( I can't make up my mind on if this is a question or a statement).

Uzo said...

Overwhelmed has a new man? Email me immediately...LOL. How have you been?

Confessions of a moody crab said...

Hey babe, how you feeling? Taking chances is a good thing. It brings excitement and hope.

And I hope it works out well,x

Nyemoni said...

Hey you! I see you are singing a new song eh? Enjoy your weekend ok?

SET said...

So true. Good to see you back mama

kokolette said...

hey...where's the post i need to steal?

Vera Ezimora said...

nne ke kwan? Hope you're doing better. Wish u the best with this guy. He better treat you right - or else...!

Omosewa said...

Sexily written. Wish you all the best. I'm so glad you're okay,take it easy ehn, nne, nwanyi bekee..ada oyinbo.LOL!!! Forgive me o, if there's any insult there, i'm just putting all d igbo i've learnt together, lol. I didnt say atinga no blood, cos i know dat one is bad,hehehe. Anyways, have a lovely weekend, will try my best to get u d yahoozee song, i love it too.

Anonymous said...

FUCK!!! 30 comments already?!!! I no go talk again. I dey vex, I feel cheated!

Ide.

Anonymous said...

Great poem though!
Ide.

Aijay said...

All the best my dear.
Take it easy!

Nigerican said...

Wow i loved it. I'm happy for u and ubber happy u're feeling better.

Mineexclusively said...

Life is about taking chances. So have fun.

Fellow bloggers, I do need your opinion on a topic on my blog. I'll really appreciate it, if you can drop by and leave your comments. Thanks

...toyintomato said...

..oh my goodness, thank God are u okay, just saw the accident post.

..this your song, is cuzin totally confusication 4 my gramar deficient brain...
...hmnn lovingigytis is cashin you, i ams happyies 4 for you.

laspapi said...

Very nice poem, Storm, I've got to read it again. But I never got to "screen" the gentleman in issue. There'll be hell to pay if I dont get a quick intro.

Nilla said...

Goodluck Missy...nice poem too.

Afrobabe said...

Glad you can take chances after your childhood...You deserve the very best..

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

So ONB, which one is it? I'm glad to see that you are healing well.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I'm glad to see and hear that you are healing well. I wonder who the new man is, pray tell us?

Naija Vixen said...

It's done babes....enjoy it! and be careful,but dont wait for him to trip...;-) all the best!