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I Quit

I thought l’d at last found a harbour
But no I have to quit
It’s nobody’s fault but mine
And so l quit
I’d tried so much to charm
Yet it hurts and so I quit
It’s never an easy thing to do
But hmm l just have to quit
Didn’t know I had so much to face
I need to first of all quit
It’s best fair to both of us
And so I quit
I take away so much
And will sure miss much
Yet am glad for what l leave
I really need a grasp on me
And hence I quit
I just know I have to face me
And the path is via the quit
Am scared but not marred
I’ll face it and sure make it
In life you can’t have it all
Someday even life will quit you


Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

14 thoughts on “I Quit

  1. Ayo, sometimes it is safer to take a step backward so as to see clear enough to take the long leap that leads to victory. I have been there several times and did not miss the next leap. Even where I am today is one of those steps backwards but I am sure that the leap I am about to take will lead to healing and renewal. You will surely take the leap that will heal and renew you!

  2. This is a very touching and emotional poem Marie. Every word you wrote is so true.

    I’ve always said, you’re a strong woman and an inspiration to me. I know life has thrown many stones at you. And you’ve used them to as lessons and made positive changes to your life. I pray you’ll continue to draw from the strength within you, to face whatever challenges lie ahead of you.

    Have a blessed day. 🙂

      1. thx sweet, l had some rough times especially these past weeks but l am getting there and looking forward to you know! l hope l get to call you before my quit is effective!

  3. You are right Marie. You can’t have it all in life. You win some, and lose some. But when you lose or win, take the lessons with you. I have quit many times, but in those times I have found the strength to return, and try to be better. Thanks for this great piece.

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