splashes of words on my screen

The temperature suddenly drops,
the wind ceases to blow,
ominously stops,
calm before the storm,
the day darkens as the sun vanishes behind thick clouds,
the sky turns that unique shade of greyish-black that makes you want to dig up your roses and replant them indoors,
for a storm is a-brewing,
an electric blue flash of lightning ,
illuminates in high contrast the skys darkening ,
time appears to stop,
all you hear is your heartbeat,
lubdub lubdub lubdub,
not for long,
the silence comes to an abrupt end,
punctuated by a deafening clap of thunder, that rumbles seemingly for an eternity,
a distinct scent of wet soil blows in with the winds that sprout from nowhere,
pat …,
pat as the first drops fall from the heavens,
pat …
an icy crystal lands on your arm,
as you retreat from door another flash pierces the skys,
the falling drops increase in intensity partly drowning out the resultant thunder clap,
pitter patter goes the rain increasing in momentum,
and you close the door to the afternoon storm,
peering out the window all you see is a white curtain of rain,
if you get any closer to the window your breath fogs it up,
and you back away from the window after another blinding flash of lightning
and the windows rattle in the thunder,
in moments the perfect day turns into perfect storm,
But it never last forever,
slowly the rain drips to trickle,
lightning flash to only a twinkle,
and the thunder just a distant murmur,
the winds die down from howling banshee to just a gentle caress,
large water drops dislodged from tree branches waving the storm goodbye ,
they can be heard as they strike the ground,
and a burst of colour hugs the sky arms stretching from, horizon to horizon,
a rainbow vividly colours the sky in a glorious phenomenom,
a promise that no tempest will last forever,
no storm ceases never
the sun will shine on
as it glints off raindrop-coated world,
bathing the world in a glitering sparkle,
the sky looks bluer,
the greenery looks,
the world just needed a bath,
and you cant help sing to the music
I can see clearly now the rain has gone,..Imagematrix


  1. I knew I was right. Me showing up consistently on your blog comment section affected readers. Since I’ve refrained from commenting different readers have commented.

    I think it’s because,

    1. I write to you as if I know you (even though I don’t) and I suspect it made others feel like they are intruding on a personal engagement.

    2. I kinda had a very specific tone (like now) that probably made your readers think their comment would be out of place.

    Anyway, I’m here (all the way back here) to say. I’ve been thinking about the pace of your blogs. You are the only regular personal blogger in my entire WordPress universe. I have 4 accounts on different themes. None have a blogger who posts as regularly as you do. I have two entomologists who are on a schedule but it is due to factors beyond their control, one is featured on a magazine so pressure! Again, the content is not about their lives but climate, fauna and flora. I digress.

    Yes yes yes I remember you telling me when we met you also have an external evaluator (teasing)… your mother gets concerned when you don’t write. Not that you are doing it for her but I am admitting we’ve discussed this before.

    I was thinking about how your blogs have a few typos and I attributed it to load shedding. But I was not satisfied with my assertion so I have been thinking about it some more.

    Now I have found an external source that make me think I understand how your brain works.

    You are simply a person who writes fast. High output kinda guy. I got the idea from the post below.

    I’m done. Now it’s Your turn to dispute and correct me.


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    1. But also the power thing really has been putting me on the spot, I got actively aware of it during one of my last posts when I was racing against finishing publishing it before my battery ran out and I decided stuff it… will do then finer edits when its already live than having to wait 18 hours till I had power.

      its 11:30pm right now and the power just came back 30 minutes ago catching up on comments on my blog then proofreading an already live post and weeding out the typos then after that draft and schedule a couple of blog posts since I decided it would be “fun” to convince my blogging circles to do a 25 day blog everyday blog challenge…


      1. Is the power outage still as bad as before, 18 hours some day, returning around midnight and off during working hours like it used to be? Because you have not mentioned it since the post about the minister of energy going Chasi, I assumed it was no longer as intense an issue as before. A friend was considering moving his manufacturing processes to South Africa when the power affected output severely but this month he told me he is upscaling. I didn’t want to be the pessimist and start asking if the power issues were still occurring. But I know for a fact he doesn’t have solar panels and his only back up is a generator but the fuel is low quality so the maintenance is quite heavy too.

        I digress, I wanted to say, I was not aware power was still a serious concern. But I think water has improved yes? The water treatment plant reopened right?

        Uh, you’ve answered me “its 11:30pm right now and the power just came back 30 minutes ago”.

        I noticed the daily posts, should be fun for the youngsters as I do not watch television, movies, series etc. I discovered a song called Perfect by Ed Sheeran today and someone commented he doesn’t understand why people know the words of the song and he was virtually attacked for not knowing the song as it has 2 billion views. I was like, but why? So I checked it out and I still don’t understand why because I think the other song I also bumped into this week is way better, it is called stay with me by Sam Smith. But hey, I don’t know who Sam Smith is either. Basically I’m saying, I’m sure this is a cool challenge considering I can easily see how contentious these awards must be to justify making it interesting.

        Is there a day when the bloggers award a documentary? I watched a few excellent documentaries over the years and last night I enjoyed PUSH so much I want my Zimbabwean friends to watch it if it ever screens there. I served the committee of a government pension fund for 2 years and one of the craziest discovery for me was learning about the challenge of first worlds. Especially China, it is so massive in size (population) that the pension savings are larger than the GPD of majority of the countries on the entire planet which poses a question, “when China invests its pension to grow…where should they invest it ?” In other words, if the total of money on planet earth is $10 million and China’s pension fund is $8 million, then where can they put the money to earn 12,5% ($1 million). Which businesses can produce $1 million for China? That’s why they have to find value where there is none (third worlds), loans (with the security of land/minerals) and derivatives. It is brilliant because Zimbabwe already has a housing crises, and the documentary explains why the property crises (overinflated prices) will not collapse.

        Nobel prize winner Joseph Eugene Stiglitz in the video says something like,
        Why are properties prices going higher and higher when people’s salaries are not increasing? Surely it should get to a point where it doesn’t make sense to increase the prices further because no one can afford the properties right? Wrong, you don’t have to improve a product or lower the price to make a profit from it. You just have to find a fool to buy it. It’s called fishing for fools. That’s why the property prices will not go down. The landlords just sit and wait for the fool. The income lost from not renting it out for cheaper is nothing compared to the profits they will make from a fool.

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      2. At some point you could not go to a wedding without Ed Sheeran’s Perfect being part of the choreography for the vow exchanges or kiss the Bride scene….
        Sam Smith’s stay with me is quite the hit too how are you only bumping into them?

        Well I guess that would be a day like today when it’s about a news story or such

        Interesting stuff… And this is why all eyes on Africa I was reading something about how in a few years Africa be the continent with the youngest population never mind that will be because of our rather high mortality rate but hey this is where the future will be….

        PS are you affected by the stage 6 thing? We only have two stages on and off 😂😂😂😂


      3. I work remotely because I work alone. My armpit (direct translation from Setswana for boyfriend ‘legwafi’) prefers me to work at home because he hates going home to an empty house as I sometimes work til midnight. So right now he’s travelling.

        stage 4 never affects us as we are neighbours with embassies. I forgot there were more stages beyond stage 4.

        I am now at work. Not by choice. So yes, I am feeling stage 6. AND I was stupid last night, feeling invincible from loadshedding since last week, I decided to wash the fridge (removing all the ice) :O.

        Interesting (vows) I do live under a rock.


  2. I was wondering about the silence, even went in search and found two other different renditions of your blog, wondered if you once started a blog forgot the password and started again, then yet again then third time was the charm?

    Interesting observation hadn’t really thought about it ….

    3. The last couple of posts I shared to my “alternative” circles than my regular ones which could also the new different


    1. Accidentally hit the send key
      Anyway after some blogging presentation I did I had an increase in new readers so it’s not just that… But possible some people might feel like intruders though I try to keep comments casual and conversational if you noticed

      You l


      1. Hahaha ok so I guess I am a fast writer and an even faster reader, when I proof read my posts its in the way I meant to write so I miss the typos (though I can pick out all the typos in someone else’s) which seem to appear only after I hit the send button….. I fix them when I spot them post publishing😅
        but hey you can’t edit something you havent written yet right????
        First write …. Then edit.

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    2. I didn’t receive a notification of these replies in November because you didn’t reply to my post. I’m on seeing them now because I got a notification you replied to the post on 4 December.

      Uh, there is absolutely no way to identify my other accounts as they have absolutely nothing in common in content, name or style of writing. I’m curious, if you remember please link me with the different renditions you came across. Except for the diary which is a subaccount of my account, no differentiation, it shows I wrote the posts so I don’t view it as a separate account.

      Uh, makes sense (Alternative circles). I was surprised to realize you promote your blog. I guess I have started projecting my views onto you. Or I assumed because you already have a following, you have ‘settled’. But it makes sense as I remember now that you actually have an objective of promoting expression online (afroblogger membership and other conferences you attended in the past).

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