Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Nonpareil Ones

The Nonpareil Ones
(11:24pm 23rd Aug 2009... editted 2011)

When you're born into this world…

You get to possess and have alota stuff and people in your life.

Of the people…

There’s a particular set... that are unique.

Are irreplaceable.

Are nonpareil PARENTS!!

As aspiring parents and present progenies we may have reservations.
(The know-it-all syndrome)

But… The truth is the truth is the truth!

You may be ‘fortunate’ enough to have many friends, accomplices, siblings,
be polygamous (-androus) and bring forth life in varying gender, form, shape,
and sizechildren… you call your own.
(Notice the multiplicity, replacability, and transferability)


That one set of parents is all you get One mom. One dad.

Be you of the fortunate few that realize this and embrace them and give them their due.
Be you even luckiest if you never needed a reminder/epiphany to point.

Cuz at the end of the day you can never love them and have their best of best interest at heart the way they do you.

Tell me if that’s transferable, replaceable, or multiplicable??!?

I thought so!

A mother is basically the only being whom you could kill intentionally, have her resurrected and I’m sure she’d say "I forgive you, I’m sure it was a mistake..."
You do it again and she’d repeat the same, and again, and again and again.

BOTTOMLINE- when it comes to doing right by the world and doing okay by your parents... Only the way of God should be a deterring factor.

It’s nonnegotiable!

I can choose U, U, U, and U over U, U, U, and U.
But not parents.

“A flower cannot choose where it blossoms neither can a child choose its parents.”

“From the day
they've met
A Me
Named this Me
Blessed that Me
The deed
has been sealed.”

“Written by a ‘perfect’ son
Of/and about ‘imperfect’ parents

In a ‘perfect’ world

During an ‘perfect’ era

In imperfect words


To deliver a perfect message clear”

~I A Saeed~

Dedicated to my beautiful Mother and all the parents (and grandparents) we’ve lost.

May all their transgressions, big and small, be forgiven by the Almighty.

And may there be naught to cause them worry or sorrow.

May their gentle and generous souls find eternal and

Blissful peace.


"Allahuma Ghaffirha Warrham'ha Wa affi'iha wa affu'anha..."

© I A Saeed 2011


  1. U know boyo, I'm getting you an endorsement deal. We can't keep letting skill go to waste. Good piece. God bless their souls. Amen.

  2. Ameen Allah sene. Right now what boys need is more reading time... writing comes smoothly these days but finding time away ALLLLLLLLLLLL "this" and introspecting as you read quality off pages is a thing that's soooooo..... SCARCE. Price we pay for living the 'fast life' *smh* ps- noticed the FulaniTribesman has written or shared anything *straight face*