09 March 2010


Tony Goldmine was born with sublime prophesies surrounding his birth, but here he was in the home that has been inherited by his mother’s family for generations, tossing seed on the ground in a backyard full of chickens, bumping each other out of the way as they ducked their heads for the food….

He was a graduate that nurtured a great ambition to someday work by himself, having a big press company. Unfortunately, presently, in his employment he was a failure. The result of his sales for the past few months were below average.
“I’m a smart ass, not a dumb one,” he sometimes muttered when he remembered his school days. “After all, it was my intelligence, that gave me a head start on my peers in the University and I finished top of my class. Somebody must be projecting an evil spell on me. This is beyond the ordinary!”

The Personnel manager of the company where he worked had summoned him. It suddenly struck him as a chicken pecked his toenail. He was going to address the memo from the Personnel Department. This could lead to his relief from duty. He was nervous.
“If he lost his job how was he to look after his ageing mother who was being cared for in the nursing home?”
Apparently, Tony was fired! When he was approached a few months after, by Jerry Hilton a rich young man who offered to take him to his god – mother for an occult relations and for a change of event in his life; there and then in a rush, Tony had made a secret pact with Satan to give him fame and fortune in exchange for his soul. Out of desperation! But does Satan understand the word desperation? Heck no! The ancient guy doesn’t joke.

A year later, Tony had wealth that was beyond human explanation; companies, luxurious houses and exotic cars. He also married a devastatingly beautiful woman. He was across the ocean when his wife had their first child. It was time for him to start enjoying his wealth and family. He was now a father! His mother was well cared for in the nursing home. Everything was just going too smoothly. Life was good!

He was on his way home to see the newborn when he died in a plane crash, taking along with him innocent souls who weren’t there when he was exchanging his own soul for earthly glory. At thirty seven, Satan claimed his soul. He died just when he finally got what he needed to be happy….

Mm. While there is a great deal of great children in the world today, there is a suitable amount of price greatly required to be paid. Do you, ought to have risen to the top but your career never got off the ground? You are dismayed and confounded as the grain blighted before it is grown. Well, who told you that the road was going to be easy?

“A man who is trampled to death by an elephant is a man who is blind and deaf!”

This is a little piece for you to learn from. It’s a must to be flawed in life to become successful, haven’t you learned? Go check out the backstory of those celebrated ones you see today and you would be awed at what you would find. Imagine the gold necklace we wear around our neck; it has passed through fire before it becomes a thing of beauty everybody admires. Anybody you see who has achieved anything of recognition has been put through a wringer of circumstances. You don’t come up to the height of success, by the multitude of your intelligence. Discard of that thinking!

My advice, accept the circumstances in which you find yourself rather than trying to adapt them to suit yourself and don’t wait for problems to sort themselves out rather take the initiative in solving them, giving your Creator the chance to direct your steps. Wait patiently for Him to move your mountains, one pebble at a time.
Bottom line; take only positive steps to improve your lot in life. Only that way could you fulfill your destiny perfectly.

Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding;
For her proceeds are better than the
Profits of silver,
And her gain than fine gold.
She isa more precious than rubies,
And all the things you may desire
Cannot compare with her.
Length of days is in her right hand,
In her left hand riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take
Hold of her;
And happy are all who retain her.


Proverbs 3: 13 – 18

Dar Doupra 


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  2. Dar Doupra, interesting mix of environmental backgrounds in your story line. When I saw the part about chicken pecking on someone shoes, I knew definitely that is a Naija environment creative imagination. You have a way with words I must say and I like the lucidity. Cheers!