I stand here unshaken until your hand quaked me.

You sip from me and call me cup for I exhale nothing rather I hold your liquid. I dare not express my dissatisfaction for my purpose is sole and though my feelings possess impressive strength, I will forever wear the fragrance of silence.


Can you hear me now? For I hear you, I see you and I feel you!!!

I hear the quiet rhythmic sound of your breath as you gulp. I see your eyes that stare still… and your fingers, I have felt all of them though yet to feel the pinky finger of the royals at tea time.

Have you ever connected to the idea that I am non-living but endowed with depth… Limited purpose describes my nature but in the company of pleasure take an unusual glance at the different curves and shapes of me.. a showcase of my belief in diversity.

And yes! Remember how your tongue burnt… how your throat dangled as you screamed in pain… Did you hear mine? No throat dangles along the route of my stomach for I am non-living though I joyfully embrace the sympathetic words that echoes from the mouth of the living. Those kind words were for you not me… I got nothing… nothing for screaming in pain… Yes! Heat burns me too but I stand strong for I was created to love all temperature… Cold, Hot, Lukewarm… all!!!!

I am cup with the unheard feelings but better than most humans who stand like me… for I hold no heart! They are seen with the eyes of the world as purposeless or useful only when being used..They have hearts… mind… and soul! Created but grow to withstand every temperature… They try fail.. give up.. crushed… The strong minds grow and build up shields… shields… on the outside have the best metal for protection but hold nothing on the inside…

Hey! I am cup…

You may not hear me but hear these humans… their words are bleached silence!!! Watch what you pour in them!! You fill me up with liquids but your words and actions take the circumference of their hearts and their minds.

Hope… I have hope…
Hope that sooner just like I recognised my true worth and nature… just like I stand for diversity and depth… They will discover how purposeful and worthy they are… and they will stand courageously, making the world better with no man or temperature that will ever be able to quake their lives!!!

Written by Umahi Uju Vicky
Talking about myself welcomes me into the world of confusion, I mean, how else can I say that I am a passionate volunteer, a flexible teacher, a life loving blogger and Umahi Obianujunwa Victoria!