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And wow, I found Love

Love could only be shaped like the heart!
Love could only be shaped like the heart!

I always sought for love,

And was ever so exhausted;

Sometimes what I found

quickly turned slime

Other times I got to use lime

just so to keep sane;

But once it dawned on me

I may have forgot to start with me

aha I thought again

there was need to start again;

I surged to cut the crap

I dashed to ignore the mundane

and now it is so down the lane

that I found all the love within!!!

© Marie Abanga 2014

P.S : I am in a special week of my life, made all the more special by a current challenge to find new lodgings. I am however optimistic that I’ll move out of here by month end. I am so happy with myself and so thankful for my support network. What would I have done without Mama? And my Ss Hero, my siblings both dead and alive, my boys, my e-family and all? Even where I sometimes feel ‘pushed one too far’, I am glad for the lesson and the resilience it offers.


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 “And wow, I found Love

  1. I love the title of this poem and the message – hardly anyone loves themselves, it seems. you give hope it’s possible.
    So inspired by your positive attitude!
    much love TO you and FOR you!
    prayers for your finding a new home that is good for you!!!!
    Lady Dy 😉

    1. D, it took me 35 good damn years to get there! I just had to immortalize it in a poem. Yes, am on my way to finding some place. Tonight l’ll know about one l visited yesterday. I hope, l hope, l hope!!!

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