Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Oliver asks for more!

That was one courageous guy...You heard them say didn't you?Yes he did it under duress,fear and pain. The big boy had actually threatened to do the unthinkable, indeed he had meant it. From the look on his face, one could see he wasn't jesting. He was for real; the hunger had been too much it had driven him crazy it had awoken the animal in him. Just the sight of him was enough to invoke terror and command unquestioning obedience from the other boys. He had done it before, in many ways pushing at the bathroom ,jumping the queue and literally bullying the other boys,who had borne it with many an unuttered groan and cursing. But this was too much, the agony of their imaginations was sending them nuts. The thought of pouring real red blood and feasting on some queer tasting flesh of one of them, by the big old bully was just more than their guts could stomach.They surveyed the room; their bowels bulging and receding with the pain of indecision. Just who would brave it?All of them knew something had to be done, but just how to do it was their dilemma. Strange acrid dryness must have spread into their mouths as they struggled with their own lack of courage, they must have wept within themselves at the helplessness of their plight. Really who would save them?.
Then out of nowhere the tiny little Oliver, the object of their bullying and teasing but with an amazing courage that nature and necessity had conferred on him,lifts his tawny frame, haunted by hunger, mistreating and sheer pain and actually does the undoerble and reaches out for MORE.Even the server is shocked his tureen and ladle dangerously hanging lose from his grip.Just who was this new breed, branded with a daredevil resolve?That night everyone would go home thinking and rethinking. Change was imminent, thanks to tiny Oliver.
Just like Oliver, many of us wish for more.Every night when we utter silent groans of discontent ,frustration and disgruntledness, like the boys we hope that somehow things may change. We push our mettle just a little more in a bid to cope.At times we agree to be beat down by the norm; you know 'this is the way stuff has been so who am I to change it?'Other times we exploit others' courage by threatening them to do things we'd never do,like in Oliver's case. A tired boss sends his junior to 'ask for more' by ordering him to perform an impossible task, a parent buries his head in the sand and hope his child will survive the odds somehow or would cast the blame on the poor thing, a victim of his own faults.The list is endless, you know.
In the end however I'd challenge each one of us to dare 'to ask fore more' in their lives, jobs ,academics and relationships remember like in Oliver's case, it is never a smooth sailing when one dares to ask for more .

2 Comments:

Blogger Prousette said...

Hello and welcome to the blogworld came by you blog via another one.
You write well.

5:52 AM  
Blogger prickypicks said...

merci beaucoup

7:43 AM  

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