A child’s strong faith is like a towering lighthouse beacon over the dark shores.



When I saw papa leaving, I used to follow behind asking, hey papa where are you going? Can I come with you? “No!” the kid sadly receives the reply, he pleads with his dad to let him go wherever he’s travelling to. He receives a scorn that makes him hurry back into the house, then before he’s gone, he comes out again, watching his dad’s back disappear into the maize plantations. He then begins to visit the place regularly, on every evening, the kid comes to sit at the  door steps watching his papa go, and disappear over and over again, he still believes his papa will come back the same direction he went, even if others tell him otherwise he refuses to believe, “papa will come back, and we are going to play the piano together again,” even after many months past, a year turns into two, he still visits the same place, hoping he’s going to watch his father come back through the same path.

Finally one evening a human like shape slowly emerges from the horizon, it appears to be something like his papa’s hat, he runs over to meet him, he becomes the first person the wanderer meets on his return journey, he’s greatly overjoyed to see his family again, he’s told that little Pippin has been waiting for him every night at the doorsteps since the day he left, sometimes he refused to eat, and stayed out in the cold night. “I knew you’d come back pap,” says little Pippin, “everybody in this house was telling me lies, saying that you were going forever. I refused to believe it, because I knew you will come back dad, you always came back whenever you went out.”

The wanderer now a veteran finally broke his silence several weeks after rest, “we were to be transferred to a different place after our first encounter in Thorn Islands, but the Supreme commander requested all captains who showed heroic moves in in the first combat to be relieved of their duty and to be sent home immediately, that’s how I got here, thank you Pippin for your supplications.”

0 0 vote
Article Rating




Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Here's why Facebook and Twitter took down Trump's misleading video - CNN Video

CNN's Daniel Dale breaks down the facts behind a misleading video posted to social media by President Trump and his campaign, which Facebook and Twitter later took down.

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced she will attempt to dissolve the National Rifle Association, accusing its senior leadership of violating laws governing non-profit groups, using millions from the organization's reserves for personal use and t…

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
Video shows Beirut explosion interrupt bride's wedding day - CNN Video

A photographer in Beirut was filming a bride on her wedding day when an explosion suddenly ripped through the city.

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
From sea to mountain, how an explosion devastated Beirut

How a massive explosion left a trail of destruction across Beirut and beyond

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
Chants of 'revolution' on streets of devastated Beirut as France's Macron is mobbed by angry crowds

Large crowds mobbed French President Emmanuel Macron in Beirut as he toured a neighborhood of the Lebanese capital devastated by Tuesday's massive explosion.

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
Trump's mail-in voting falsehoods are part of a wide campaign to discredit the election

President Donald Trump's barrage of challenges to the reputation, structures and traditions of elections is conjuring up a contentious and potentially constitutionally critical three-month period for America's democracy.

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
Live updates: Beirut explosion

At least 137 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday, Follow here for the latest.

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
How tons of potentially explosive cargo were stranded at Beirut port

As Lebanon's investigation into the devastating blast in Beirut continues, officials have pointed to a possible cause: A massive shipment of agricultural fertilizer that authorities say was stored in the port of Beirut without safety precautions for years -- …

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
What we know about the Beirut blast

A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday left 100 dead and thousands injured. Here's what we know so far.

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
Opinion: Don't blame fate for Beirut's cruel tragedy

Sometimes, it seems as if fate is trying to prove its unlimited capacity for cruelty. When the skies over Beirut exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves felt all the way to Cyprus, 150 miles away in the Mediterranean, and devastating much of a city that was o…

CNN | 06 Aug, 2020
Powered by NewsAPI.org