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BN Prose: My Journal Entry by Aramide Okegbenro



The room started getting hot and stuffy despite the ORL fan blowing at maximum speed in full swing, I started breaking out in beads of sweat. My pillow started getting wet as the hot tears began to flow endlessly. The pain was so intense even though it wasn’t my first time, but this one felt different…I buried my face in the sheets trying to take it all in.

Haaaa,Hmmmn,Hoo!Oh baby please, easy, softly,gently

Soft deep moans filled the air,coming out like a scream,it felt good yet draining.

Jeeezzz, Whooshhh, Jeeezzz,Whooshhh

It was hitting me in places I couldn’t explain, in ways I couldn’t describe, My legs were shaking so bad. I winced in pain and struggled to get out of bed but I couldn’t; this other person seemed to have more energy, fighting back to keep me in bed.

Aaaarghhh,Legbreos, Shedrix, Uderjcncn

Huh? Was I speaking in tongues? The thought of it all made me laugh as my eyes traveled down south and I asked,
Baby are you coming yet?” I spoke into the sheets, my words lost in another moan.
Aargrghh Ooooohhhh

My back felt like it had the weight of seven huge men on it. The pain in my lower abdomen was intense, it was hard to move. Damn, I would need to sit on a hot bucket after this session, I was sooo sore. I felt the tear drops running into my ears.
Hmmm I cant take this pain any longer, Just come please, Baby just come right here and now!

I tried to get up yet again but I couldn’t, I let out a fart followed by a pee and then I felt a pop followed by a tiny drip. I was fifty shades of distraught.

Ah yes, Oh no! Oh Baby please don’t come yet

Then it didn’t stop gushing, I was finding it hard to breathe through all the embarrassment, anxiety, pain and fear. My super hero walked in through the door and it just reminded me of why I fell in love with him in the first place. He was always on time and knew just the right words to say to make me laugh and put me at ease.

“Honey, your water just broke, I have your bags packed just try to breathe while i pull the car upfront….. You’ll be fine my Queen, smile for Papi”

All I could do was nod in approval, Adetola just knew how to remain calm even in the worst situations, I said a silent prayer as he helped me get into the car. Thanking God for this man who helped restore my sanity years back.
We were having our second and last child. Yes we had both agreed to have just two kids, the Nigerian economy doesn’t appreciate building a football team with the cost of living.

Five years ago, I was having dinner as usual one fine evening at Barcelos Ikeja GRA. It was my escape route trying to cool my nerves after I found out my boyfriend of four years had impregnated some local Ibadan girl who managed a video club. I wasn’t sure what my reaction should be but I made a decision there and then to forget about him. So I gave a toast to the scumbag.

Looking into my mirror and trying to floss my teeth after the “veri peri” chicken I just devoured, I saw this dark hunk with an afro look back at me from the corner of the mirror and wink, I couldn’t be bothered. They were all the same, I frowned in disgust as I tossed the mirror back into my bag and made to get up till I felt someone drag me back unto the couch and sit beside me.

Veri Peri Chicken again? Five nights in a row

How is it any of your business, Are you stalking me?

I noticed you like Coca Cola too. They should make you their brand ambassador.

Now this guy had guts. stopping me to blab? At this point i had lost it, i asked to be excused and then he said

I like your eyeballs they are really white and bright
Thanks” I muttered, “Can I leave now?

Noooo not until you tell me if you have contact lens on and why you have been here eating the same thing five nights in a row”

Was he speaking in that sexy drawl intentionally? Eeeish it gave me goose bumps. Now there was something about his voice. Firm, yet calm and it got me relaxed. And then we started talking!

It was the beginning of our friendship. We ended up at a Karaoke bar that night and realised we liked the same songs. We did a lot of Singing and dancing before we went our separate ways.
That night I slept so well, better than I had in a long time, I didn’t know anything about him not even his name save for the fact that he made me laugh and feel really comfortable all in one night. I dreamt of him and found it confusing. I woke up super duper excited, put on my A game at work but by lunch I was very restless that’s when I knew I had to see him again but I had to think it through.

I walked into Barcelos a week after and I found him there just as I had prayed. My face lit up in a warm smile as I spotted him and he smiled back.
Why did you keep me waiting? I’ve been here for the past one week hoping you would show up.

I smiled not uttering a word, my delay tactic worked. Seeing him again I felt peace from within so I decided to drop my guards down and just let it be. Let love have its way. So I became his fiancee from friend after he proposed three weeks later on my birthday. Four months after, we were walking down the aisle saying our vows before family and friends as man and wife.

Did I hear you say fast courtship?

Oh yes! But we both knew what we wanted and it was to spend the rest of our lives together amidst all the many quarrels we had. So there was no point wasting time. Back to the present, I was so full of emotions that I smiled and cried as I looked at Adedayo try to sing to his twin sisters in the cot, the dream I had the first day we met had come to pass. God proved supreme by giving us an extra one apart from the two we planned. I had everything and even more; God, motherhood, marriage, love and a wonderful family.

“Ayilevi Abimbola I love you and you are the best decision I’ve ever made, You smell of the field the Lord has blessed, I looked into his eyes knowing it was so sincere….Adetola Abimbola I love you more, my cedar of Lebanon.”

Two are better than one,
Because they have a good return for their work.
If one falls down his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

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Okegbenro Aramide is an artiste with a creative mind. She writes to educate, inform and entertain, believing that each one can teach one!


  1. obi

    May 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful piece!!!

    • Purpleicious Babe

      May 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      I concur……… was swift and nice…

      Having said that, I couldn’t wait to find out why she was groaning so badly lol…

  2. miss O

    May 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Nice one….sniffs*

  3. Ready

    May 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Ummm… I’ve come to expect much more superior from prose posted on this site.

    • Comfort

      May 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

      I agree, this one fell a tad short of my expectations.. But lovely piece still

  4. temy

    May 28, 2013 at 9:59 am

    love thisssssss.nice nice prose. this piece just wants you to experience love the way it should be…..and they lived happily ever after……niceeeeee.ok !!!!back to work.

  5. Olori

    May 28, 2013 at 10:04 am


  6. Autoprincess

    May 28, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Wicked! Wicked!! Wicked!!! You did it intentionally. That first part threw me off, I was ready to scream “rape”. This story is definitely a “feel-good” story, I like!

    • Rivers Blondie

      May 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

      hahahahaha.. i’m telling you.. i’m like WTH is wrong with this girl… but it was a beautiful piece… make you all mushy inside…

    • Jewelz

      May 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Same here Autoprincess I actually thought that the girl was being raped as well..Lol

  7. giggy

    May 28, 2013 at 10:12 am


  8. Jo!

    May 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Ohhhhkayyyyy. I literally had to pluck my head out of the gutter it was in, lol.
    Just when I got where her “Superhero came in..Honey, your water just broke…” I had to do a “Stop, go back & read again” with “new eyes”, LOL.
    Nice though, really nice

    • ghgal

      May 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Yes ooh………………..Same here….LOL! (But deep within i knew there was definitely a catch somewhere….BN doesn’t really do “vulgar”)

  9. Lecker

    May 28, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Cry me a river…love this piece so much and its so real. thank u

  10. Phunmike

    May 28, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Welldone sweetie, this is was an mazing read!!!!!!!

  11. Phunmike

    May 28, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Welldone sweetie, this was an amazing read!!!!!!!

  12. fuzy

    May 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

    waaaaaaooooooh…….lovely ! i agree with jo,i did same *dirry minds*

  13. toya

    May 28, 2013 at 10:49 am

    o my, when am I gon have my fairy tale…LOL I jst love love awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  14. oama

    May 28, 2013 at 10:49 am

    WOw nice, @ jo, am with you on ur comment, Just when I got where her “Superhero came in..Honey, your water just broke…” I had to do a “Stop, go back & read again” with “new eyes”. lovely prose

  15. stacy

    May 28, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Just the scripture I read this morning, well written.

  16. Joshua

    May 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

    beautiful piece stringed together with simple understandable words…well done Aramide

  17. Patience

    May 28, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Nice prose,well done

  18. x-factor

    May 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Wow wow Wow!

  19. Kemmiesewa

    May 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Lovely prose. A job well done. hmmmmmmm!hoping for my own love story soonest*wink*

  20. Zoey

    May 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Awesome Piece.. I found myself drowning in thoughts .

  21. eniola

    May 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Super Sweet Prose. First, i thought it was menstrual cramp, then rape. Nice! Nice, really nice.

  22. Funke Durojaiye

    May 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    This is a really beautiful piece. Good use of words, great story all wrapped together so well. Linking love so well with the scripture makes it all so lovely! Good work Aramide! More ink to your pen.

  23. Lizzie

    May 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm


  24. tobi ajayi

    May 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Very creative piece. This is really nice!!!

  25. Timmy dolfin

    May 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Lovely, dude cud av killed her mehn, 2weeks nd proposed? dt neva happens, nice read

  26. Bukkydazzles

    May 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    This is great! Well written. I agree with Jo too, I laughed at how much my mind was in the gutter. Lovely piece.

  27. Tobi Ajayi

    May 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Very creative nd well put together….great job!!!

  28. Bljay

    May 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    This is really beautiful, love the choice of words, suspense, pictures you created, and your technique as a whole. Lovely piece Ara.

  29. xty

    May 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Nice piece. Really enjoyed reading it. You got me wandering astray

  30. gbemi2wealth

    May 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I love this, its totally off the hooks, although my my mind played dirty @ the begginning but I must say u are a good writer

  31. benny blancs

    May 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm


  32. dami

    May 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Me likey, the first part wanted to spoil my fast

  33. Cee

    May 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Ohhhhwwww, sooo beautiful! As was alluded by other comments, my mind created pictures too… smiling. Good piece. Salut’

  34. Lotanna

    May 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I loved the way you used our dirty minds to get us all Intrigued. Anyway, simply put “i like it”. Keep it up okay.

  35. joy usang

    May 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Niccceeeee, had another image in my mind at first but got d gist later.. Welldone Ara, more Grace

  36. okewwumi tobi

    May 28, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Good story, creatively written and a Good Presentation which is well blended with the Scriptures. . . Thumbs Up Ara

  37. ethyqueen

    May 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    going through it i thgt she had not “done it”for some tyme..hence the pains and all that quite ma experience ..then when i read further am like …WTH anyways great piece

  38. Amaka

    May 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Very intriguing! Nice piece.

  39. hollah

    May 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm,beautiful piece

  40. lalaska

    May 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Nice prose. I honestly thought of a different thing…

  41. naana

    May 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    love this

  42. tobi makinde

    May 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Nice one Aramide……..I love d suspense,thumbs up girl!!!!

  43. Omolola Ajewole

    May 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Nice work Aramide, i am impressed…..

  44. sunki

    May 28, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Sub….sub…i won’t (sniff sub) cry……… balling

  45. Rosey

    May 29, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Doesn’t do it for me. Sorry!

  46. oge

    May 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Wow! @ the edge of my seat wondering what gon happen next.

  47. ronke

    May 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm


  48. naana

    May 29, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    really reminds me of the birth of the twins.
    gosh, i thought i my body would rip apart, but my darling,sweet husband was around at that time.
    i remember almost slapping him across the face when he told me to keep calm and cool.
    i was thinking whether this young man was seeing what i was going through after he his mischievous act 9 months ago.
    love him tho and this was a good one the lighten my day.
    thank u dear writer.

  49. Biodun

    May 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Yeah, the early bit was perfectly nuanced. You were left wondering what man was stirring her cocoa this good!! …then you were brought back to earth with the ” my superhero walked in” *sighs* Every other bit after that can be filed in the *plain cheesy* book 🙂

  50. Dee

    May 31, 2013 at 9:13 am


  51. honeymix...

    May 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I want a cute story also IJN.I love dis prose.

  52. Aramide

    May 31, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you all!

  53. Stellamaris

    June 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Vry lovely,thumbs up,writing is one tin i lv doin too,nd wen i see stuffs lyk ds,am encouraged all d more…God bless

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