In my quietness

In my quietness
Voices in my head
Giving me lines to pen down

In my in quietness
I discuss with me
The way forward

In my quietness
Puzzles are unravelled
Mysteries are solved

In my quietness
I enjoy my company
Getting to know me better

In my quietness
I refute strange voices
I drown them to listen to my spirit

In my quietness
Joy that can’t be expressed is felt
All fears leave

In my quietness
Forgotten scriptures are brought back
Ready to combat life’s noises

In my quietness
In my stillness
I know there’s God
And He indwells me.

Quietness

I’ve got a strange one
In the middle of many noises
Sighting a lot of movements
In the midst of interaction
And the roar of jubilation
When thunderstorm announces
And raindrops voices
When drums are beating
And hands are clapping
Vocal chords singing
I still can afford to be quiet
Quietness.

My Day

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It was my birthday two days ago. I wrote this little piece to celebrate me:

You had me, before my mother conceived me
You knew me by name before they knew what to name me
You called me, long before I knew how to answer
You saved me from the destruction that loomed, from disasters

You shielded me from the darts that could have drilled deep into my soul
You comforted me, when in sorrow from which I couldn’t be consoled
You covered up the pit, that was sure to bury me
You married me, I forever your bride never to leave me

You looked out for me, when I secretly left your abode
You forgave me when I broke the vows of our consummation
You held me close in spite of the stench of my sinful self
Then you loved me and overshadowed it with the stimulating fragrance of your grace

Everyday you lavish me presents I can’t exhaust
Goodness; the smile that Heaven has on me, a sign of approval, a sign I’m not in this alone
Mercy; a standby for whenever my power trips, an offering offered on my behalf, a waving off of retribution

I have someone who truly loves me
A Father who takes care of me
A guardian in whom I’ve been secure
A friend who never leaves.

As I celebrate myself today, I rejoice in the One who has kept me through it all. I love You with all of me, My Lord.

Kele

This poem was inspired by a friend of mine’s story. She became pregnant out of wedlock but in spite of the mockings from strangers and family members alike, she was strong and courageous. loved her baby. the child is two years now. Kele is the shorten version of her name.

I rise
In spite of the heavy loads on my back
Notwithstanding the number of time I fell
I fight back
Even if they’ve got flaming swords like hell

I stand
Even when the earth is shaken
And friends leave, I’m left forsaken
When the storms blow away my cover
And I’m left alone to recover

I smile
I disregard challenges left, right and centre
I continue to go hard no matter the weather
I’m on top of the cold in winter
I can stand the heat in summer

I win
Let them haters mock as much as they want
Let the gossips backbite as much as they choose
Let them with their words trample me underfoot
My heavenly father will satisfy my every want

I shine
No matter how cloudy it gets
My sun shines past through my regrets
The tunnel’s darkness
Isn’t dark enough to cover my brightness

I’m thankful
For the sun and the moon
For the food and the spoon
For the rain and the dew
For your Word that is ever true!

 

 

Stellar

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Her name was Stellar
I tried writing her a letter
I tore up the letter
I couldn’t tell her

I drove her, almost was almost going to tell her
I hinted it to her brother
He loved the idea
He suggested I call and tell her

I called her and we spoke till later
But I couldn’t get my mouth to utter
What my inner was dying to tell her
Never figured there was a time out

I thought I bought time
That when it was prime time
I would tell her
In eight letters (I love you)
What I wanted me and her to be
Like it was all up to me

So I finally dressed up in my courage attire
To tell her how I felt about her
She was blushing, she was humbled
Then in hushing voice, she mumbled
Why didn’t I tell her
That she now has a man
Who soon be meeting her father
She dreamt the dreams I dreamt
That we would one day be lovers
But I chilled out, too laid back
Like in pursuit of her I retired

I cried till I was tired
My head spilling like a tyre
I blew it, I was a disaster
I regret I didn’t tell her
In time…