Polyalthia longifolia

Just today I remember excerpts from childhood. So there used to be this tree I used to be really afraid of. Polyalthia longifolia. Yes, I had to look up the name for the purpose of this post. Hehehe. Thank God I didn’t know the name at the time o. Because even the name would still scare my child-version.
For the life of me, I never understood how a tree could be that flexible. And then someone decides to decorate a whole street with it? My goodness! What is wrong with these adults? I never walked close to it. I don’t know what the leaves smell like. And I never walked close to it. I wrote that twice. See?

In fact, if I ever had to choose between being chased by a masquerade or by that tree, I think I’ll choose the masquerade. And for the records, I don’t like any.

My childhood friend at the time was no help either. Her stories never allowed my over-imaginative mind to rest. In fact, if the street is lonely or nightfall is approaching and I have to pass through that route I had to constantly look behind me while half walking half running. The tree was a real scare my people. And I think it had a whistling sound whenever it was breezy.

Well, I don’t know if I’m still afraid of that tree, but I’ve never really had a chance to go close to it. We’ll keep our distance, thank you very much. After all, we don’t want grown adults giving quite a drama for curious onlookers, do we now?
Nobody should tell me it’s just a tree o. How about you? Do you remember any childhood scare? Let’s laugh

21 thoughts on “Polyalthia longifolia

  • June 5, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    No way! no childhood scare to the greatest Don, never!. My twin bro and I on countless occasions would beat up masquerade to a pulp.
    I don’t know why am still stubborn till now?

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    • June 5, 2019 at 8:14 pm
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      Hehehe. Wow
      Me i still run from masquerades o. Those things can behave like drunk puppets sometimes

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  • June 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    I learnt a new word today

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    • June 6, 2019 at 3:25 am
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      Hehehe
      That’s great. If you stick around long enough you’ll learn more

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    • June 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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      Same here, $ I didn’t even bother to know. If not for this write-up.

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      • June 7, 2019 at 12:54 am
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        Hehehe. Good to finally have a hate partner. Chei!

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Heheh, fear fear no dey buy motor o

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    • June 6, 2019 at 3:34 am
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      Hehehehehehe…dz one go buy aeroplane

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  • June 6, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    There is a particular tree I was so scared of during my childhood days, like it’s similar to the one you’re described here. Maybe you should include the tree in your article. Is this possible anyway?

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    • June 6, 2019 at 6:26 am
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      Hold on. I’ll find a picture. Then you’ll tell me which child won’t be scared of such trees lined on both sides of a path

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  • June 6, 2019 at 8:04 am
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    My own is an adulthood scare.
    I’m scared of lizards

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    • June 6, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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      Hahaha, now I have a weapon 😂😂:D

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  • June 7, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    My only childhood scare was getting the info from my mum I’m spending d next holiday with aunty mama (my mum’s elder sister). I could recall cold sensations like ice water running down my spine. I would look at my mum straight into the eyes and wonder if she actually understood this was a kiss of death.
    A holiday with aunty mama was like being ushered into the Naval Camp at One for a Direct Short Service Training.

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    • June 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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      Hahaha. I can imagine such high strict measures. Worse still, on holidays. Not something any child would like

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:55 am
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    Childhood scare,being born again “literally.”
    It terrified me,since I didn’t like enclosed spaces. My neighbour with her megaphone would shout “you must be born again” every morning,and I’d say to myself,”don’t think about it”. I know better now…

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    • June 8, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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      Lol…as in born again in the literal sense is what you thought?

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  • June 10, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    Polyalthia longifolia please add the picture of it nice write up

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    • June 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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      There’s a picture attached sir

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  • June 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    I used to be afraid of ghost. I am still afraid of ghost.

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    • June 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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      Hahaha. Well, to me, the ghost concept is still a myth

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