My Lockdown Story – Lawrence Mbata

by Lawrence Mbata

A Lockdown Story
By: Lawrence Mbata

My lock down experience is one that I can call “A Transition” or “A Rebirth.”
I had moments of understanding myself better.

I understood that life should not be taken too serious, because everyone is gonna die someday.
I have never been as charitable as I was during the lockdown. I used the moments to show more kindness.

I studied Social Psychology and Theology. I became more aware of the possibility of paying less attention to the few things we give too much value to.(Internet, Mobile Gadgets, Businesses etc.)
I gave more attention to loving and bonding with family, friends and neighbors I never talked to for even once before now.

Love became an option.

At some point I asked myself these questions: “What if the pandemic is not contained? What if we no longer have a means of surfing the internet or buying data for browsing? What if we have to stay away from even our own brothers, sisters, kids, & friends? What if we can no longer step out to get something to eat?
My lock down story was a question phase that has made me ready for death at any time.
Lawrence Mbata (B7ackPOET)

A Note From Eden: Dear Sir Law,

In all depths and boundlessness, your words pierce, stirring a moment of personal reflections. A moment of truth. A moment of reframing our priorities, broadening our perspectives and relearning kindness. You possess a rare kind of wit, and your heart is a reflection of the sunshine you carry. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.


Much love!!

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Phillip Uzoma June 10, 2020 - 4:40 pm

So much truth. Kindness for ourselves is just the way.

Isaiah O. June 10, 2020 - 6:40 pm

Scary! The truth is bitter though

Ezekiel Victoria June 10, 2020 - 6:57 pm

Sincerely, at a point these same questions flooded my mind. But right now, I don’t let them anymore. All I just do is live my best life because nobody knows tomorrow. If there’s one thing this pandemic has taught me, this must be it.

Mbata Lawrence June 10, 2020 - 7:48 pm

God bless you Eden

Henry Smart June 10, 2020 - 8:42 pm

This has been a time of reflection in all ramifications. The world has experienced a shift as things may not remain as they used to be. Thanks for pointing out everything important through this journey of life

Ella Obi-okoro June 10, 2020 - 9:06 pm

So thought provoking

Pablo June 11, 2020 - 5:38 pm

Very important and real questions that we all need to answer.

John Odafe June 11, 2020 - 6:53 pm

Kindness is the new cool. Loving ourselves regardless of various sentiments is the way.


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