It’s been a year already since you last smashed
It’s been a year since you were last seen at school
It’s been a year since you were last hosted on TV
It’s been a year since you moved out from our home
It’s been a year since he passed on to be with the angels
It’s been a year since I last saw this person
It’s been a year since I closed down the shop and decided to concentrate on my academics
It’s been a year since the district officials paid me a visit here at home
It’s been a year since I lost my arm
It’s been a year since I last listened to an Afro-Beat song
It’s been a year since I graduated from college
It’s been a year since I made up my mind to get married
It’s been a year since I walked on the streets of Dar-es-Salaam
It’s been a year since I last wore that dress
It’s been a year since I last spoke to a police officer
It’s been a year since….. yyeeaahhh yyyeeeaaahhhhh…. That list goes on and on
It won’t come to an end so easily

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Look around….see how far you’ve come since that time, last year, when A,B,C,D,E,F,G happened in your life
I guess at that moment in time, you felt helpless and out of options
Your life seemed worthless and you felt better off dead and off this earth
Or not….you could have felt pretty good, actually, now that this was all over

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Strong ???
That’s just an understatement, when it’s just spoken out
When it gets lived out, every day, that’s when you realize that you are more powerful than you know
Or that, we tell you that you are
Or more powerful than the world expects you to be

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Best believe it when you hear it from me
A recovering alcoholic, in the flesh and blood that has managed to make his way to the top, in less than 6 months, from the time he made up his mind, to change his ways and stop living a mediocre life.
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Dust yourself up, get on your feet and way
C’mon I…..there’s a lot that requires you to get down to
It’s been a year already….
 
DON’T FAIL ME!