I feel the need to write, for I know not how else to express myself
To let these words surge forth from inside me, a weak reflection of the intensity of my feelings, yet nevertheless quite helpful in relaying what the blur of sensations is like
I feel the need to formulate – form everything up word by word before It is too late
I have many questions, and I ask them seemingly endlessly with no response in sight
And even with age the structure of the questions but little change
But still I write on, for I know not how else
In a world where virtually everything is illusion and the only truths seem to be incommunicable
So for what use are these words that I write, when the language of the soul yet remains a mystery?

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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.

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