No BS: A Warm Glass of Milk

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It was raining and all I wanted was a warm glass of milk.
Moved to the kitchen to get a glass and that was when I saw it.
Right there beside me and it got me thinking
Life’s hard
Life’s difficult
It’s one life but for some people it’s a very difficult life.
I was not bothered about the rain
I was not bothered about the next meal
I only wanted a warm glass of milk
But the same cannot be said of my next-door neighbour
There was no access to their house
With the number of stones on the roof you could tell the roof could not perfectly keep the rains away
They have kids and the kids have dreams
Everyday I whine about wanting new clothes
Complain about not having enough time to watch TV
They have no TV but they would like to have one
The kids will grow and may also want Gucci shoes
They may be cold as well but are bothered with the water dripping into their living room.
Their parents may sometimes crave ‘private moments’ but it won’t be that private if it’s only a roofing sheet demarcating the rooms.
Life is not easy
Life is hard
Sometimes we may just be bothered with the things that mean little
Like an extra pair to take your shoe count up to 56
Another car to take the fleet up to 5
There are people out there with no idea where the next meal will come from
They pray against rainfall for lack of a comfortable house to sleep in
There are people out there who have never eaten the Mr Bigg’s meat pie that you constantly diss.
We need to realize that life’s more than a warm glass of milk.
Assist if you are in the position to
Appreciate your current position in life and be grateful
It’s one life
Love your family and surround yourself with good friends.
Thank God, Life’s more than a warm glass of Milk.

Noble Igwe

Noble Igwe

Nobs is a SLU…shh trust fund kid who works just to exercise his body and mind. He’s “Unruly” but as calm as the “ABE” boys. Referred to as FYI (Fly, Young and Igbo) by his friends, Nobs says iT tHe wAy iT iS. Follow him on Twitter @nobsdaslushhkid Enough of the English language……..My name is Noble Igwe,go figure!


  1. Sooo true, there r soooo many things to b thankful for, but we r usually caught up wit the things we are trying to acquire. Even d fact you blink is something to b thankful for.

  2. awwwww, dis so swit n d truth is dat we need constant reminders lyk dis to stop for a bit n reflect cos we r humans n most tyms we stray…..well done nobs..

  3. Whao, this coming from u is actually a surprise….Hmmm,it is thought provoking and a reminder that whatever situation we find ourselves,we should be thankful and grateful, cos one never know ur situation might be better than a million out let walk the talk and be our brother keeper

  4. Lovely piece. If only a lot more people would see this. Thanks for putting the word out there. We are all connected, in the end….

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