WHEN I MET THE UNEXPECTED IN Côte d’ Ivoire
It was an Ivorian sunny evening, with white clouds smiling,
But I saw them uniting to hear my heart silent whispering.
I felt the same unexpected silence as before,
Held Waidi’s* hand, as heart beats went beyond scores,
Was it a climatic change that occurred?
Or a hormonal discharge? Clouds discussed!
I whispered myself without sense,
Is it for this?
Missed my amma’s and vava’s° smiling faces,
Spent unknown dollars,
Purchased the African currencies,
Crossed the international boundaries,
Ate and dealt the inexperienced,
Slept on unknown floors,
Wandered in the Ivorian Streets as a unknown,
Faced the people’s staring for being different…
But I’m here as a messenger of light and security,
But why is the unexpected knocking the doors of my destiny?
Is it the nature’s rule to expect the unexpected?
Or is it nonsense in me, which make me in myself still a known?
Thou! My Lord, Thanks for being with me in the form of my Parents, Teachers, friends and overall in the form of the Ivorian !
If it’s all meant for me!
Please make both expected and unexpected collide!
As such this would create a big boomerang!
Providing the darkened World a little light!
Abulaye Farah** alias Yedhu Krishna Menon
Marcory, Abidjan., Ivory Coast
*Waidi Salawu : AIESEC IX Vice-President, Côte D’Ivoire
° Vava : My small and sweet brother, I call him Vava ( In Malayalam, Vava means – small baby )
**Abulaye Farah: People in Côte d’ Ivoire used to call me Abulaye affectionately.