Interacting with different warriors and amazons on daily basis is one of my favourite activities . I love the excitement, the facial expressions and the passion in how they express themselves. Positively or negatively? I’m simply happy listening to people. I hear something! The ‘UNDER TONE’.. of what ,they are not saying! Or perhaps what they intend saying but cannot say.
That is what I hear more! The PAIN, SHAME,ANGER, The WHAT IF? THE I WISH, HOW, WHY, THE HURT, STIGMATIZATION, EMPTINESS, the list is endless! These are some and more of what I hear and listen to. Not because I want to but because I need to. I can’t help but hear it loud and clear.
People want to be heard and listened to. Everybody matters! Every individual has a story to tell, and yearns for a listening ear. In times of illness, celebration, anger, mourning, pains …in whatever situation , humans need to be heard. That is why we build relationships. What is your voice saying? Why do we complain about things we cannot change as warriors ?
We have different battles and challenges that we have no power or control over.
How do the born blind feel? Remaining in total darkness all the days of their lives? The born deaf? Dumb? Sickle cell anaemia? Autism? Name it and think about it! My heart weeps but …….
My voice speaks LOVE because I know how you feel my fellow warriors.
My voice speaks UNDERSTANDING!
I speak SYMPATHY!
I speak COMPASSION !
Yes my voice speaks more than you can imagine, but do you hear me? Listen… I have known pain, sickness, hurt and tears all my life just like you, because I came unprepared. Does it change me? Yes! Do I have regrets? Yes! Do I blame anyone ?Yes! Who? MYSELF! For failing to see how blessed, beautiful and unique I am. I AM SPECIAL and so is every WARRIOR
Apparently I have been able to channel it all through a tunnel of POSITIVITY . A change that encompassed the greatest fear that ever faced me. I now understand the true meaning of SELF LOVE. It begins with you! That is what I am ready to give other WARRIORS. What does your voice say?
My voice says Sickle cell is not a taboo!
It says Sickle cell is not a Stigma!
It says Stop the cell shaming and self pity. Lift up your head with pride and dignity! You are who you are!
It says WARRIORS are not less human!
My voice cries out in pain for the fallen warriors and Amazons. For those who lost their warriors and still grieve for them.
My voice says what is hope ,if only few can understand life.
Life that only few value, but more have it. The ones who value it the most , struggle daily to survive! Why?
My voice says I stand with the sick!
I stand with the weak !
I stand with the ones who came unprepared, please let your love be your strength of armour!
I respect the fallen heroes ! They fought well without armours. My gallant soldiers ‘REST IN PARADISE’
I weep for the ones alive like me! The journey is still uncertain. Do not loose hope, for you are more than your SICK CELLS! Let your light be seen. Let it Shine! Your voice of positivity must be heard.
For hope, we must have ! Faith, love and inspiration is our Foundation. God our back bone! For all we have is ourselves
The VOICE OF ADESUA says
INSPIRE SICKLE CELL WARRIORS !