Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Kismet


This thing they call destiny, fate…whatever do you believe in can be interwoven? People born of different races, creed, background can come together in the future and their fates meet each other. At first one does not know where it is heading, but if one sits back and watch, one will see how it unfolds.

It is with heavy heart I announce the death of my
cousin's baby father. Those who follow my blog ardently will know her story. I still haven't heard from her, her mum is hiding away from the family but from a reliable source came the news this morning that he was shot dead right in front of his home by a gang of armed robbers. I am a very sad girl today even though the guy and I did not get on he certainly had something remarkable about him and I am sure my cousin saw even more beyond that.

Where does fate come into this you ask? Well my cousin grew up in America and she had a brother who got into gangs there. He was a rapper and belonged to the West side then he got caught up in the whole Tupac Biggie brouhaha and was shot dead a few months after Tupac died too. Those who know how these gangsters operate would know that it was not just Tupac who died during that time that so many other underground and unknown rappers died too. Sadly he was one of them. He was shot by a drive by shooting in front of a supermarket. He was the only son my aunt had, he was never married neither did he have a child. So really my cousin was the only child that remained for my aunt and it was not before long before she started to misbehave too which culminated in her having a child out of wedlock and for a guy who was well you know what. It is wrong to speak ill of the dead.

As naïve teenagers then, we persuaded my cousin to terminate the pregnancy but words filtered through to her mum and when she got wind of it she made her keep the baby. Thank God for that because now that my cousin is no where to be found, and her brother died years ago, that boy remains the only solace for my aunt. See where fate comes in? Or maybe I'm just trying to see something good out of a pretty bad situation. Now to the baby father who just died, he misbehaved for a long time and was almost cast out by his family. He terrorised a lot of people and it was rumoured that he was involved in cultism and even robbed people sometimes. Fate caught up with him somehow and now he's six feet under but that seed that he planted a few years ago is still here. His son will now be the source of joy both to his parents and to my aunt. I pray that he grows up to be all they wanted his father to be and even more. Deaths in Texas and Lagos, a child born illegitimately, but becomes a beacon of hope for the future. Kismet!

Life is strange, this world baffles me but when things happen and we have no explanation someone supreme knows it all and it is that being we should take everything to. That being is called so many names and I call that being my God, the light that shines my path and sees me forth to a good end.

RIP to the dead ones!

29 comments:

archiwiz said...

RIP...Hope your cousin comes back to the family and I pray the child becomes a great source of joy to his grandparents and more.

Free-flowing Florida said...

u know wot? dis is exactly d reason y i hate 2 play all-knowing God (which can b quite tempting sha). some things just aren't all dat they seem. time & d future unravels dem, sometimes 4 d better, soemtimes 4 d worse. it's really sad d guy is dead. really sad he has 2 go dis way

doll said...

3rd

doll said...

heya, may his soul RIP

Rita said...

30+ did a post on RIP...little did we know there will be a real RIP...

this is very sad...please accept my sincere sympathy...i don't think words are enough to pacify a grieving heart...

And I just like the fact that you could see something good out of a pretty bad situation...

May God give u all peace and comfort...

30+ said...

This is so Sad, why all the shooting...

Red Sapphire said...

May God give repose to the dead.Comfort and serenity to bear the loss and for u peace which surpasses all understanding.

aloted said...

wow...i pray all families affected find comfort during this time..so sad...

hope you are hanging in there.

it is well.

kmplx said...

Eeya! We really never know why, but He does. Sorry oh!

Standtall said...

May His soul rest in peace

Jaycee said...

*Sigh*

This post is too deep and I cannot conjure the words that are running through my mind like a hailstone...

But I agree with you, about kismet: the beacon of hope for the future. And about God...how He is supreme.

LG said...

awww pele dear' *sigh*
my heart goes out to 'mummy spice'.
i pray spice come back home' even if not 4 her mama but for her child'
take heart dear' just continue to pray for the family'
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IT IS WELL

badderchic said...

darn, this is soo sad, God bless the child o! and your Aunty too.

Chukbyke.Okey,C. said...

Painful but there is hope.
Please educate/teach life and living.

Esmeralda said...

eeya

my prayer is for the child.i also pray for comfort for ur aunty.

and i really hope ur cousin comes back home.

Afrobabe said...

Wow…very passionately written…didn’t know you were related to a rap celebrity….even though the relationship is by shagging…lmao…make I commot here b4 u carry cain…eya...its always good to see the light at the end of the tunnel…though as Aloofar asked once…what if the light is a coming train???

Parakeet said...

@ALL...Many thanks for all the condolences. Really much appreciated. LG, you got a really good memory for remembering her pseudo name...and Afrobabe am coming to your tonight with atori(thin long cane) soaked in hot peppers. You go hear wehn!

H2O-works said...

Please accept my condolences...

wat I like most about this post and I hope other readers catch unto is that while u told a sad story, u did not dwell on sadness, u saw light in ur nephew, a light that expels all darkness, u called it hope, I'll like to think of it as truth - truth dat good still lives. Oft times pple can lose hope, but once the truth is spoken, it can never become a lie else it was never really the truth. The truth is amidst all these seeming trials, good still lives, we just need to acknowledge it, take it, share it and allow more good fill our hearts and the world.

ciao
....H2O

Shubby Doo said...

So sad...my prayers are with your family...especially the little boy...may the lord shine his countenance on him

Jarrai said...

This is sad indeed...may his soul ret in peace. I pray for your aunt, cousin and they baby...God is always there. We just need to seek him..

Buttercup said...

oh wow..thas so sad..im really sorry..

i hope ur cuz is ok o, this is gettin serious..

please take it easy, everythin will turn out ok by Gods grace..He only knows why such things happen..

naijalines said...

Bad things do happen. When one looks closely, something good comes out of it.

May he rest in peace. May God give people raising the child what it takes to guide him well to realise his purpose in life.

Mz. Dee said...

May he rest in peace...

Like LG said.. continue prayin 4 the family.

Much luv..

uNWrItten* said...

dang sorry for all the losses..thats terrible mehn..hope ur ok

Naija Idol said...

sad.. really sad. the r8 @ which pple die these days is alarming...May his soul rest in peace.

ShonaVixen said...

This reminds of 30+ post about RIP. As u said, the solace to your aunt comes from her grandson. And yes God is supreme and FFF said no-one can really play God!
Keep the faith going and you'll be just fine! xoxo

geisha.song. said...

that is one twist of fate.
may the family find comfort in these difficult times..

musco said...

there's absolutely so much to learn 4rm this post.

why is everybody putting up sad posts on blogville?this seems to be a sad period 4 us all.

Parakeet said...

@ALL...many thanks once more for all your support. Am overwhelmed in gratitude.