I need to fast a deep fast
To vacate from all these noises
To quiet all these contrary voices
To have Heaven’s volume loud in my heart.
My flesh will be relieved
Counting down the hours to break
Then I’ll stretch it another day
So that it is weakened.
Then my spirit will arise
Receiving life feed directly from Heaven
Uncontaminated revelations, fresh depth
From there, who knows the kind of man I’ll become.
Grace has brought before me souls that look out for me
Family that cherish my presence
Brothers who challenge me
Sisters who embrace me.
Heaven has saved me from enemies known and unknown Angels have fought and won on my behalf
When I wasn’t aware I was in a war
Goodness and mercy have never stop following me.
So if ever you catch me complaining
Please do me a favour; strike me hard on one cheek
Because I’m a good boy, I will turn the other
Strike me harder.
Then it will dawn on me
That because I wasn’t mindful of the Lord’s doings
Because my heart had gone cold to the things of God
I’ve caused my cheeks to suffer.
I’m done trying to defend
One thing they all have in common?
They’re all humans.
While the anointing may flow from the head, to the beard, down to the shoes
While poetry is gift of expression and some do it good
And i know we ought to pray for our leaders
I’ve stop putting any man on pedestals
Cuz i know we all susceptible to fail.
I will listen to your sermon and honour the One you represent
I will listen to your poetry and enjoy your stories
I will respect your political views and perhaps pray for you
But i will never set up myself to be disappointed by you
No, never again!
Someone recently said i have unreasonable dreams
But dude, look at my life, I’ve had unreasonable trials
Pain the half, you can’t even bear
Places of deep darkness, you can’t dare.
I can’t have come from where i come from
Seen what I’ve seen, been where I’ve been
Only to end up being a conformist
I will be deliberately stubborn to live out the rest of this story.
I’m not going to sit back and watch life draft me a story
I will draft mine; with my words, prayers and dreams
I will live a great story
That no man in the past, present and future would be able to be compared to me.