Marriage is a gamble. Not marrying is a gamble.

  “How old are you?” “Twenty-two.” “You got a degree?” “Yeah.” “You got a job?” “Yeah.” “Well, you better hurry up and get yourself a husband then.” This is a conversation I went through more times than one, and I’m tired of it. Like it or not people are born single, and though education sometimes…

The Great Ethiopian Walk

It was the perfect day. The sun was shining, and the atmosphere was electric. Everyone was smiling with excitement, and the reason was it was the day the annual Great Ethiopian Run is held, Sunday, November 26. Over 40 thousand people took part in the 16th race since it began back in 2001. Some were…

Sitting here witnessing a shoeshiner getting screamed at by a guy cause he isn’t fast enough.Though I do not support verbal or any kind of abuse on anyone, shoe-shiners are very hard workers and they do what they do from their hearts. They could just do a quick brush but they do it thoroughly and…

Dazed and Confused

She was in love with the person he wanted to be, not who he actually was. But neither she nor he will figure that out until it’s too late, way too late. You see, the problem wasn’t that he didn’t love her. He did…. Or at least he wanted to. She wanted him to. The…

What’s so different about Saturday nights?

Don’t get me wrong — on certain (very few those are) Friday or Saturday nights, I wouldn’t mind spending time with one or two close friends and enjoying a bottle of wine or even attending a concert. And I’m not always opposed to going to a party or bar — I just really need to…

Just another casualty

Their love was good. It wasn’t great, just good. It was sweet but lacking passion, and it was fine for the time being but she knew that eventually, she would need something more, and she would break his heart. She was almost like a ticking time bomb, and when the time was up, he would…

Could my essence be defined best as a writer?

  You told me once, that I was poetry or a poem, or something like that. You said all these beautiful things to me before you gazed at my soul. Tell me, does the composition of my face sing to you inverse? Is it the shades of my hair? Is it the hue of my…

For as long as she can remember

For as long as she can remember Its been winter No sun no summertime to treasure And every time that she thought she was going to surrender It got better She’d just go holding on till forever Broken lover? Yes, she made you Believes that she would be the one to heal you And if…

Blind with optimism

At first, she thought it’s because she believes in second chances; in the idea of timing; that nothing is ever impossible. Then she thought maybe she has become blind with optimism. Nonsense hope. That if only she did this, or she did that, things would finally fall into place. She was clinging to hope with…

Doomed from the start

She wasn’t sad, she wasn’t in pain. All she was feeling was anger. She was so angry. It wasn’t because their love was over, or because things hadn’t worked out the way she had hoped. She wasn’t angry because she loved him so much that she had given up half of her dreams for him….