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BRIDGET E. UKENI

poet + writer encouraging WOMEN in the journey of self-love, healing + living boldly ♡
You are ENOUGH!
🎥 Watch me on YouTube 👇🏽

"Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh;
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky. .."
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We used to sing this hymn (by Sabine Baring-Gould) at the end of the school day, gathered in the assembly ground of my Secondary school. We would mutter the lines and the prayer at the end as quickly as we could, so eager to run off. 'Boarding-students' were probably wondering what they would be having for lunch while 'day-students' couldn't wait to get back home.
It was the "mark" that school was over, at least for the day.
I sang it last night, and the meaning to me, isn't quite the same as what it used to be. 
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{Time}
now the day is over
blink twice and the day is over. The week is over, and this year is almost over. 
Time is always moving forward and it appears life is but a fleeting moment.
《Start - It is NOT too early. It is NOT too late.》 My question is;
What do you really want to do? . ..and why are you NOT doing it? 🤔
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#notetoself #bridgeteukeni 📷 via pinterest; brattebakka blog

"Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh; Shadows of the evening Steal across the sky. .." ____ We used to sing this hymn (by Sabine Baring-Gould) at the end of the school day, gathered in the assembly ground of my Secondary school. We would mutter the lines and the prayer at the end as quickly as we could, so eager to run off. 'Boarding-students' were probably wondering what they would be having for lunch while 'day-students' couldn't wait to get back home. It was the "mark" that school was over, at least for the day. I sang it last night, and the meaning to me, isn't quite the same as what it used to be. ____ {Time} now the day is over blink twice and the day is over. The week is over, and this year is almost over. Time is always moving forward and it appears life is but a fleeting moment. 《Start - It is NOT too early. It is NOT too late.》 My question is; What do you really want to do? . ..and why are you NOT doing it? 🤔 ____ Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #notetoself #bridgeteukeni 📷 via pinterest; brattebakka blog - 14 days ago

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This is a snippet of my poem: 'Queen of Pearls'. Watch the video on my YouTube channel 
Link in my Bio
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Dear Black Girl, 
Wear your afro, kinks, and curls with pride.
You are enough!! .
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#blackgirlmagic #bridgeteukeni

This is a snippet of my poem: 'Queen of Pearls'. Watch the video on my YouTube channel Link in my Bio . Dear Black Girl, Wear your afro, kinks, and curls with pride. You are enough!! . . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #blackgirlmagic #bridgeteukeni - 21 days ago

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Poem: 'Queen of Pearls' by Bridget E. Ukeni
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Watch full video on my YouTube channel 
Link in my Bio
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Videography by @Tersee
For the #naturalhairmovement in collaboration with @studentsdafrique and @jewelz_haircare
Thankss to @trendy_trads
and all the models! @jireh_anya
@jewel_uche, et al.
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#proudlynatural #bridgeteukeni

Poem: 'Queen of Pearls' by Bridget E. Ukeni . Watch full video on my YouTube channel Link in my Bio . Videography by @Tersee For the #naturalhairmovement in collaboration with @studentsdafrique and @jewelz_haircare Thankss to @trendy_trads and all the models! @jireh_anya @jewel_uche , et al. . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #proudlynatural #bridgeteukeni - 23 days ago

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I'm learning to act and not wait.
I'm learning to trust myself again.
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{Learning}
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What are you learning or unlearning at the moment? 🤔
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#keeponlearning #unlearning #bridgeteukeni

I'm learning to act and not wait. I'm learning to trust myself again. . . {Learning} . What are you learning or unlearning at the moment? 🤔 . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #keeponlearning #unlearning #bridgeteukeni - 2 months ago

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[You may be closer to that milestone than you think!]
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Give it a little patience 
Give it a little time
Allow your perseverance
To be as stubborn 
And as wild
As your imaganations
Bring forth the resilience 
Hiding beneath your shadow

Give it a little patience 
Give it a little time 
It will come to you
If you persist
Bridget E. Ukeni
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{Persistence}
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What makes you keep going even when you're tired and things are not going your way? 🤔
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#justkeepgoing #bridgeteukeni
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#liveyourlife #yougotthis #keepgoing #pushingmyself #wordstoremember #thegoodquote #selflove #giveittime #writingcommunity #persistence #writersofinstagram #spilledink  #creativewriting #poetryofinstagram #poetsoninstagram #amwriting #wordswithqueens #inkofpoets #wordporn #wordoftheday
#wordsmith #wordstoliveby #liveauthentic #poetryofinstagram #honestlyworded #poetrygram #keepgoingforward #keepgoingstrong

[You may be closer to that milestone than you think!] . Give it a little patience Give it a little time Allow your perseverance To be as stubborn And as wild As your imaganations Bring forth the resilience Hiding beneath your shadow Give it a little patience Give it a little time It will come to you If you persist Bridget E. Ukeni . . {Persistence} . . What makes you keep going even when you're tired and things are not going your way? 🤔 . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #justkeepgoing #bridgeteukeni . . . . . . . #liveyourlife #yougotthis #keepgoing #pushingmyself #wordstoremember #thegoodquote  #selflove  #giveittime #writingcommunity #persistence #writersofinstagram  #spilledink   #creativewriting  #poetryofinstagram #poetsoninstagram  #amwriting #wordswithqueens  #inkofpoets #wordporn  #wordoftheday #wordsmith #wordstoliveby #liveauthentic #poetryofinstagram #honestlyworded #poetrygram #keepgoingforward #keepgoingstrong - 5 months ago

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Maybe, I'm finally okay with being the one that got away. 💃
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{Acceptance}
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What is one thing you've come to accept over time? 🤔
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#movingonwithmylife #bridgeteukeni

Maybe, I'm finally okay with being the one that got away. 💃 . . {Acceptance} @africanwriters . . What is one thing you've come to accept over time? 🤔 . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #movingonwithmylife #bridgeteukeni - 5 months ago

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Ah ahhhhnnn we are tired o! Oginiii?
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We are tired 
Tired of our backs
Being bent into trunks
And polished mahogany arches 
We are tired of watching our healing 
Dangle between your ungrateful fingers 
We are tired of begging
For the shrivelled pieces 
Of humanity that falls off your 
Hungry carcasses
Have some respect 
For our elan and pneuma 
Or kindly GET OUT!
- Bridget E. Ukeni
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This is an excerpt from a poem I'm working on. It is dedicated to women who have been insulted, mistreated or disrespected in the name of "love". Now is a good time to heal.
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#respecther #bridgeteukeni

Ah ahhhhnnn we are tired o! Oginiii? . . We are tired Tired of our backs Being bent into trunks And polished mahogany arches We are tired of watching our healing Dangle between your ungrateful fingers We are tired of begging For the shrivelled pieces Of humanity that falls off your Hungry carcasses Have some respect For our elan and pneuma Or kindly GET OUT! - Bridget E. Ukeni . . This is an excerpt from a poem I'm working on. It is dedicated to women who have been insulted, mistreated or disrespected in the name of "love". Now is a good time to heal. . . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #respecther #bridgeteukeni - 5 months ago

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He is bringing back to life all the parts of me that always wanted to live. - Bridget E. Ukeni

His death isn't in vain. 
It is that time of the year when we can't help but remember His death on the cross. For our redemption, for our salvation.
#goodfriday

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#hediedforme #bridgeteukeni

He is bringing back to life all the parts of me that always wanted to live. - Bridget E. Ukeni His death isn't in vain. It is that time of the year when we can't help but remember His death on the cross. For our redemption, for our salvation. #goodfriday Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #hediedforme #bridgeteukeni - 5 months ago

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In the middle of my conversation I heard her shout from the bedroom; 'Who are you talking to?' I could feel her curiosity from the kitchen. Putting the plate down, I smiled shouting back; 'Nobody o. I'm just talking to myself'. This brings me to;

5 Random Things About Me: 
1. I have long conversations with myself, out loud as if I am talking to someone else.

2. I feel most alive when I am laughing. I have at least 9 different kinds of laughter.

3. I usually sleep lying down straight but whenever I'm feeling cold or sad, I tend curl up when I sleep.

4. I am grateful for plantain. Fried plantain makes me happy. In my book, plantain is definitely one of God's blessings to humanity. (P.S. If you are yet to eat plantain you really should.). 5. I like looking forward to things. Like when I order books and other stuff online I count the days as they go by, waiting for the item to get delivered. For me the anticipation is a gift in itself.

What about you? 🤔 Tell me something random about yourself.

I got the idea for this post from the lovely @treykoma

Have a great week and don't forget 'You are ENOUGH!'
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#letstalk #bridgeteukeni

In the middle of my conversation I heard her shout from the bedroom; 'Who are you talking to?' I could feel her curiosity from the kitchen. Putting the plate down, I smiled shouting back; 'Nobody o. I'm just talking to myself'. This brings me to; 5 Random Things About Me: 1. I have long conversations with myself, out loud as if I am talking to someone else. 2. I feel most alive when I am laughing. I have at least 9 different kinds of laughter. 3. I usually sleep lying down straight but whenever I'm feeling cold or sad, I tend curl up when I sleep. 4. I am grateful for plantain. Fried plantain makes me happy. In my book, plantain is definitely one of God's blessings to humanity. (P.S. If you are yet to eat plantain you really should.). 5. I like looking forward to things. Like when I order books and other stuff online I count the days as they go by, waiting for the item to get delivered. For me the anticipation is a gift in itself. What about you? 🤔 Tell me something random about yourself. I got the idea for this post from the lovely @treykoma Have a great week and don't forget 'You are ENOUGH!' Follow @bridgeteukeni for more. #letstalk #bridgeteukeni - 5 months ago

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I watched a video of @melrobbinslive being interviewed a while back. One of the things she said that stuck with me was something along the lines of speaking up even when your voice shakes.
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Sometimes it may be a struggle, especially when we tell ourselves that those around us have already said "the important things". As if everyone's opinion matters but ours. 
If you have something to say you should probably go on and say it. It may not be the popular opinion but then it doesn't need to be. Perhaps your different opinion might help someone. Your perspective might be the exact thing the conversation is lacking.
Your point of view matter.
Your words matter. 
You are worthy of being seen.
You are worthy of being heard. 
Yes You Are! 🔊
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What makes you hold back when you want to speak up? 🤔
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#yourwordsmatter #bridgeteukeni

• I watched a video of @melrobbinslive being interviewed a while back. One of the things she said that stuck with me was something along the lines of speaking up even when your voice shakes. • Sometimes it may be a struggle, especially when we tell ourselves that those around us have already said "the important things". As if everyone's opinion matters but ours. If you have something to say you should probably go on and say it. It may not be the popular opinion but then it doesn't need to be. Perhaps your different opinion might help someone. Your perspective might be the exact thing the conversation is lacking. Your point of view matter. Your words matter. You are worthy of being seen. You are worthy of being heard. Yes You Are! 🔊 • What makes you hold back when you want to speak up? 🤔 • Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #yourwordsmatter #bridgeteukeni - 6 months ago

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For the past few weeks I have been fluctuating between being super excited and 'want to be left alone - can't be bothered - couldn't care less' kinda mood. When there's so much to do and even the things done don't seem to go my way I get really overwhelmed.

I'm learning to stop, to breathe through it, to find a reason to laugh through it. I'm learning to be patient, to accept that it's a process. Like many good things, this one too will take time. I'm learning to be present in the moment, to take each day as it comes and be grateful for even the small wins, each step of the way.

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? 🤔

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#copingwithstress #bridgeteukeni

For the past few weeks I have been fluctuating between being super excited and 'want to be left alone - can't be bothered - couldn't care less' kinda mood. When there's so much to do and even the things done don't seem to go my way I get really overwhelmed. I'm learning to stop, to breathe through it, to find a reason to laugh through it. I'm learning to be patient, to accept that it's a process. Like many good things, this one too will take time. I'm learning to be present in the moment, to take each day as it comes and be grateful for even the small wins, each step of the way. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? 🤔 Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #copingwithstress #bridgeteukeni - 6 months ago

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⚠️ Heyy. .. Yes you do!
You deserve a love that has respect for your peace of mind! 🌻🍃 Follow @bridgeteukeni for more
#youdeservemore #bridgeteukeni

⚠️ Heyy. .. Yes you do! You deserve a love that has respect for your peace of mind! 🌻🍃 Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #youdeservemore #bridgeteukeni - 6 months ago

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[Stop. .! 🖐]
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Stop 
For just a second 
Inhale 
Exhale 
Be mindful 
Of the life
That emanates 
From within you - Bridget E. Ukeni 
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#breathein #bridgeteukeni

[Stop. .! 🖐] • Stop For just a second Inhale Exhale Be mindful Of the life That emanates From within you - Bridget E. Ukeni Follow @bridgeteukeni for more. #breathein #bridgeteukeni - 6 months ago

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[Nooo Sir. .. this fire will not be reignited!] *slams door* ✌
#byeboo #bridgeteukeni
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[Nooo Sir. .. this fire will not be reignited!] *slams door* ✌ #byeboo #bridgeteukeni . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more. - 7 months ago

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I struggle to find a word
To describe how this feels
As I hold you your eyes meet mine
In that moment I knew what we were
Submerged submarines 
One, two, three
I bet we could keep counting forever
-Bridget E. Ukeni .
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Muse: @poetic_coder coder + Eji Kevu 
Photographer + Creative Director: @bridgeteukeni .
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Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕
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#bemypoetry #bridgeteukeni

• I struggle to find a word To describe how this feels As I hold you your eyes meet mine In that moment I knew what we were Submerged submarines One, two, three I bet we could keep counting forever -Bridget E. Ukeni . . . Muse: @poetic_coder coder + Eji Kevu Photographer + Creative Director: @bridgeteukeni . . Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #bemypoetry #bridgeteukeni - 7 months ago

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Hey youu, come closer! 🤗
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• Hey youu, come closer! 🤗 . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #myvalentine #bridgeteukeni - 7 months ago

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On the days when your strength 
Has betrayed you
When it has been beaten out of you and 
Hung flat on the backyard rope to dry
I will share mine with you 
On the days when
You are too weak to speak 
I will be your voice
I will speak your haven into existence 
Bridget E. Ukeni
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Tag your friends that have been with you through good and really bad times, in the comments below. ⬇️
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#iamhereforyou #bridgeteukeni

-———— ~ ————- On the days when your strength Has betrayed you When it has been beaten out of you and Hung flat on the backyard rope to dry I will share mine with you On the days when You are too weak to speak I will be your voice I will speak your haven into existence Bridget E. Ukeni . . . Tag your friends that have been with you through good and really bad times, in the comments below. ⬇️ . . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more. #iamhereforyou #bridgeteukeni - 7 months ago

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Do you also find it so hard to forgive yourself? 🤔
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#forgiveyourself #bridgeteukeni

————— ~ ————— Do you also find it so hard to forgive yourself? 🤔 . . . Follow @bridgeteukeni for more #forgiveyourself #bridgeteukeni - 8 months ago

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