Saturday, May 14, 2016


Akosua was so different than most African girls. She was deep.. intellectual, and instead of a provider she was looking for a soul-mate; a lover. She had outgrown both Kwame and Ebo's antics; Kwame's emotional rollercoaster and Ebo's callous selfish personality. She wanted both elements within reason.. and was so troubled at the difficulty of finding it. Was it really feasible? Was it that other couples were being deceptive? Was anyone in love? Was there any hope of connecting with another intellectual? Since her divorce, Akosua struggled to connect with anyone. She maintained no contact with either from her past, and often thought intently on what steps she could take to find love for her future. She was well aware that her youth was gradually fading away along with her child bearing years. She had never felt comfortable to bring children into the empty bitter home she once shared with Ebo. She wanted her kids to experience the essence of what a loving family was like. After recently learning that Ebo had a bouncing baby boy with some former classmate of his, she felt increasingly more pressured.. to jump start her life.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Things don't change.. unless you change them.

Alot had taken place in the two years, since the tale of Kwame and Akosua had been discussed, but they still had not come together. Akosua eventually divorced and Kwame relocated and began a relationship with an older lady.. both of them still empty. Both still longing for love.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bitter Emotions

The month's barreled by as Akosua and Kwame had no contact. She would think of him often, but his rage prevented them from keeping any remote level of friendship. Kwame had begun the process of stripping her from his life. He moved into a new place and began dating someone else, although Akosua was all that he desired. Akosua settled the affair in her heart and began trying to piece together the broken pieces of her marriage. Ebo had suggested counseling as he was vested in repairing the brokeness between the two of them. Around the community, rumors swirled of the once passionate affair, but soon it was old news. Akosua longed to communicate with Kwame, to at least be on amicable terms.. but she understood that for him to move forward , it required him to villianize her. There was no in between ground, and Akosua found it unfortunate. Kwame convinced himself that Akosua's love was never real, because it if was then they would be together.... Any way the situation was looked at.. all that remained was a trail of bitter emotions between the lovers.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Thin Line

As anger welled up in her throat.. It was becoming painfully obvious. Kwame had chosen to proceed with his new girlfriend, over moving forward with Akosua. She was livid. All the love and passion she had for Kwame was transforming into hate. Making her question the validity of it in the first place. Now in an equal position, Kwame chose not too sacrifice, although he had expected Akosua to make one… Perhaps it was true that Kwame had his motives in the first place, and his love was never true. Many questions swirled her head as time slowly passed by and she heard no response from him. Akosua supposed that desperate people would rather take anything than wait, prepare or sacrifice for the better suited option. As she released him from her heart.. she wished him and his second choice all the best in the world…. A cheap substitute to the real thing, but a lot less risky…. Shaking her head she realized that the world as a whole is so mislead.. always willing to suffer through life because maybe they think they don’t deserve true happiness, never willing to make the tough choices. She resolved that after this sad situation that no one would ever have her whole heart again.. no one was true, and no one was worthy of it. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Feeling so relieved since dropping off her letter to Kwame, Akosua had been experiencing the best sleep she had in months and romantic dreams of her and Kwame. She dreamed of a beach side wedding ceremony in which Kwame was dressed in beautiful white linens. She dreamed of a relaxing hotel stay for Valentine's day... and the anticipation of seeing Kwame everyday after work. Hopeful she was able to go on, she prayed that love would bring them together after all the drama and confusion. Akosua was for certain that Kwame was her soulmate, and if at all possible, she didn't want to spend her life without him. As she readied for another nights rest... she smiled at the prospect of more dreams this night......

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Love is Stronger Than Pride

After Kwame's revelation of a new budding relationship, Akosua had to find something to take her mind off of him. She gained employment at a small florist shop to pass the time by. Time crawled by and day by day. At the Florist shop Akosua was bombarded by anxious brides, lovers and young couples coming to purchase flowers for their loved ones. Each time Kwame would come to the forefront of her thoughts. Akosua had been so overwhelmed by Kwame's interest and affection. After being involved with Ebo she was having an difficult time believing in a love that flowed so deep could come so quickly.. For seven months she worked at the florist and saved every check creating reserves for any quick move she might need to make. One day a young husband came anxious into the shop. With love in his eyes he requested two dozen white roses dipped in purple. "My wife absolutely loves these" he enthused. He then preceded to pull out a picture of his wife on the screen of Iphone. He began to tell their love story to the excited clerk wrapping the two dozen rose bouquet. Before she knew it, tears were streaming Akosua's cheeks. She missed Kwame.. his voice and his touch. She missed the way they would laugh in unison and the passionate kisses they had shared. She resolved to share these deep feelings with him as she was now in a better position to leave Ebo and pursue Kwame, if he would have her. After work she sat down to pen her thoughts in an intimate letter : 

My Precious Kwame,
Days go by slowly with the thought of you on my mind day and night. Absence has done nothing to ease the loss of your presence in my life. You are my soul mate and I have decided that no sacrifice is too great for us to be together. I am ready to leave everything behind to seek happiness with you, If you will have me. The choice is now yours.... my love...

                                                       Forever Yours,

She then preceded to drive to his house to deliver the note. The decision was now for Kwame to make... to have his soulmate, or take a chance on his new relationship.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Hurtful Truth

Engaged in an passionate kiss, Akosua felt so complete. She reveled in his strong arms, but suddenly Kwame pulled away from her. His eves looked serious, but she was confused. "Why have you come here Akosua?" He asked as he looked away. "I've come because I missed you... to find out what is creating the distance between us....." She responded immediately. Taking a deep breath to calm his anger he paced himself. "One thing has come between us, and it is your husband. You refuse to find a solution, yet it is ok. I have begun a new relationship, and I am happy." he shared. Akosua's eyes welled up with tears... she had feared this would happen. Although  never for her, seemed that others could move on from love so quickly. She knew once she met him that she would spend years in love with his memory as he could effortlessly put her in the past. Embarrassed, she realized she should have never come, but more so, she wished that the whole incident never ever came to pass. Without another word she turned around, grabbed her keys and walked out. She would never see him again.