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I live in Toronto and work as a public servant within the Ontario Court of Justice. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa where I studied French Literature and Law, I migrated to Montreal in 1991 where I lived for many years before heading to Toronto.

Thereafter I studied Fashion Marketing, Paralegal and then pursued a Law Degree that I am in the process of completing.

In 2004, I was a recipient of a prize for the Poetry contest organized by Canada Heritage during the celebration of the Francophonie, which is the global community of French speaking people. Couleur d'une langue (The Color of a language), my unpublished poem depicted the diversity and different accents that give rhythm and power to a language which become
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Eulogy of my brother

This poem is a thanksgiving, an expression of gratitude for the many blessings in a human’s life despite loss and hardships.  It is also the essence of the resilience that we need to overcome life’s challenges. Gratitude is the cornerstone in building up resiliency. Resilience helps to heal from the loss.  This is the process that I went through to cope with the death of my beloved brother, to gri

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“...a crucial lesson of life struggle: Resilience! Resilience in adversities! Resilience amid challenges.”
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“Silent, he bore the changes and chaos around him with a hidden resilience to survive and grow.”
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“Silent, he bore the changes and chaos around him with a hidden resilience to survive and grow.”
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“A journey inside conscience, the fortress of secret and truth. The truth, the worse enemy of a man because it hurts, the truth that forces confession, admission, remorse and guilt, weaknesses, failures, and mortal sins.”
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“Hope sustains life. So, we hope as we should when in uncertainty.
Faith sustains life. So, we prayed to God as humans do when in despair: lost, lonely, and frightened when calamities strike and desolate.”
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