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#DearAbi I don’t want to be a nice guy anymore!

#DearAbi I don’t want to be a nice guy anymore!

Dear Abi, I hope this missive finds you well and in good spirit after Valentine’s day. I’ll get straight into it. Is there a way to write/talk about about being a nice guy without sounding pretentious? The nice guy notion is something I’ve been struggling with for […]

#DearAbi A Crisis of Confidence

#DearAbi A Crisis of Confidence

Dear Abi, In the summer of 1979, President Carter gave an address to the American people about a fundamental threat to their democracy. It wasn’t the economy or other world powers but what he termed as “a crisis of confidence”. This crisis was manifested in […]

#DearAbi This Is How A Heart is Broken

#DearAbi This Is How A Heart is Broken

Dear Abi, Hope you’ve been well and started the year on a positive note. I’ve struggled to pen this missive over the past few days, attributing that to either the complexity of the subject or the difficulty I currently face trying to write of late […]

#DearAbi Make My Heart a Home

#DearAbi Make My Heart a Home

Dear Abi, I’ve been struggling to write this letter, over the past week, as the words don’t seem to make it from my heart to the screen anymore. It’s like every time I sit down to write, a dark fog clouds the clarity of my […]

#DearAbi This Broken Heart of Yours

#DearAbi This Broken Heart of Yours

Dear Abi, I am fighting the urge to start this with an apology because I know you would hate that. As you say, guilt is an unnecessary burden and one should never apologize for moving on. Each person’s path leads them to where they’re suppose to […]

#DearAbi Losing Friends

#DearAbi Losing Friends

Dear Abi, Friendships are a fragile thing. The foundations might be made of stone but a bigger percentage of the house is just made of glass and wood. How easy it seems to break or set this house on fire. They might have the allure of […]

#DearAbi I love, You love

#DearAbi I love, You love

Dear Abi, Somewhere at the end of John Legend’s Evolver I found a song. One of those whose lyrics speak to your soul like only it would. Like the artist passed through a crossroad, that you now share, and the moment became perfectly captured in […]

#DearAbi Golden

#DearAbi Golden

Dear Abi, Sometimes I drop into a deep abyss of darkness, caught in a mental whirlpool where for those few seconds I can’t see the future and all but forget the past. But the present is like the dark side of the moon. Some would […]

#DearAbi The Scientist

#DearAbi The Scientist

Dear Abi, I’ll never fall in love again. That is my new mantra. The definition of love has become too confusing and even though most of my poems are about love, I don’t seem to have my thoughts wrapped around it yet. I keep telling […]

#DearAbi Marvin’s Room

#DearAbi Marvin’s Room

Dear Abi, I write you this letter as ‘Ain’t no sunshine’ blazes through the speakers. Something about the song reminds me of when we meet and, in some dark twist of deja vu, of when you left. Think I’ll play ‘Hey there Delilah’ next. So […]