My Lockdown Story- Odion Kadiri

by Odion Kadiri

A Lockdown Story

By: Odion Kadiri

When April reached midpoint, I was reaching a breaking point. I wanted, like everybody else, the virus to bade goodbye. I yearned for normalcy, holding hope by its waist.

Until I realized, it was never about when the lockdown will open up or when the virus will bow to eureka solutions. What really mattered was our ability to make the best use of each day.

Since the midpoint of April, with God’s help, I began to pay more attention to other important things, other than a vaccine. Core things like learning, loving and spiritual growth.

It’s never easy and it’s still uncertain, but I hope I will be proud I never went on lockdown in my heart and mind.

A Note From Eden: Dear Odion,
Your words are identical to the stars at night. They twinkle through the dark, always! You carry so much sunshine in you, and knowingly or unknowingly, you never fail to pour this glow into the lives of others.
In all, here’s my little note to you, today: SHINE THROUGH YOUR LIGHT. Soak yourself in the brightness you carry. Break the glass, inside out. 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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Oreoluwa May 25, 2020 - 2:18 pm

Great! “but I hope I will be proud I never went on lockdown in my heart and mind.” This is just everything. Life goes on

Emmanuel May 25, 2020 - 3:16 pm

This is LOVELY

Miracle Eze May 25, 2020 - 3:34 pm

Brilliantly said. Learning, Loving and Spiritual Growth these are the essence of life without which life is but an empty vessel. Sadly these three are rare in the lives of many in the world today. Perhaps why the alarming increase in the rate of suicide. We are rather chasing merely the shadows of life.

Nora May 25, 2020 - 4:38 pm

I love the flavors of poetry used in between. And I hope I would be proud I never went on a lockdown in my heart and mind too.

Ameh May 25, 2020 - 5:27 pm

The pandemic is hitting the whole world, but we have a lot to-do on how it affects us emotionally and other wise, as individuals

Ọdiọn Kadiri May 25, 2020 - 9:39 pm

Thank you so so much Eden. I believe we will all have best tales to share of our growth and personal victories in no distant time.

Rejoice Maduka May 26, 2020 - 6:03 pm

This is golden. Just what matters


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