A GOODWILL MESSAGE TO A GOOD FRIEND

Bassey Saviour
3 min readAug 2, 2021

I can correctly guess two things that will run down your mind right now as you're about to read this. Lol.

  1. “Ahh, wetin be this one wey this guy don do again”
  2. “wetin dey worry this guy abeg??”

I'm not saying I know you too well but I know you to predict some of your thoughts.

It's 12;17 am on your birthday and I thought to just send a text and probably get you a good gift but I realized that if we switched bodies, I may not be satisfied also, hence I'm writing this goodwill message to you.

MARK! MARK!! MARK!!! MARK!!!! MARK!!!!!

I just called your name 5 times to represent the number of years I've known you. 5 solid years my guyy.

They say: the journey of a thousand miles begging with the right footstep and our friendship is a perfect example of such journey.

You are a big part of my success story today, from the motivation and the rules you've broken for my sake.

  • You've disobeyed your parents to make me have shelter.
  • You've spent your last card to see me eat and happy
  • You've sacrificed your time and resources to make sure I get what I set out to achieve
  • You've defended me even in my absence knowing fully well that I'm at fault.

I can't list all you've done for me but I'm ever grateful till this very minute.

I remember how we first met when I was looking for a place to stay as a new student in Uyo, you left all you were doing just to make sure I got a place to sleep through my first year in school.

It's been a great adventure going on this long ride with you my guyyy.

I don't know where to start from and I don't know where to end.

I just remembered our first trip to Lagos together, it was an adventurous one for us to use 2 days to get to Lagos. My father doesn't believe till this day that the driver was taking us to Abuja instead of Lagos.

Is it when we use to connive to bill my sister in our first year in school or when we draft out lies to bill your dad? A lot of memories.

I love you guyy and i don't regret having a soft spot for you.

I'm happy to see you grow into what you've become today and i believe our meeting wasn't a coincidence.

I'm sorry I've called you out in public like this but I need the people on my CL to know how amazing you've been and that I love you and I'm not ashamed to say it anywhere that YOU ARE MY FRIEND!

Your fav slang;

“NA GOD GIVE ME LIFE”

has been more of an inspiration to me and I believe if we had 100 of you in this world, it will be a better place to live in.

HEY, GUYS MEET MY FRIEND MARK PETER . {THE BIGGEST VIDEOGRAPHER IN UYO}

You've been an amazing friend and I love you!

I am ready to fuck up my schedule today and join you to celebrate just to see you happy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY GUYY!!

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