Today’s post is for my second son, Samuel Ibukunoluwa. Almost two years ago, I wrote and posted a poem for my first son, Lemuel Ayomide, who was a little over a year old at the time. You can read it here. Now I have written one for Samuel who turns 1 in a few days (whose name Ibukunoluwa means “The Lord’s Blessing”, and who I call Little Lion). It’s been such a joy to watch him and his brother grow, and we are grateful for such gifts from God, and for the privilege of raising them to become wise, courageous men.


The blessing of the Lord that makes rich
And brings no sorrows with it

Planted by the river, your leaves never wither
Instead, your fruits spring forth in season

A bundle of blessings, crafted with precision
You cry, and then laugh, and then cry again

Passionate tears that melt our delicate hearts
Ringing laughter that brightens up our days

As a river floods its banks in the rainy season
So you overwhelmed us on your arrival

From a tiny helpless baby, we watched you grow
Into a fearless toddler, determined to discover

Yet we see you going much farther, becoming
Through knowledge, a mighty man of valor

I hope you enjoyed the poem. I’d like to hear your thoughts about it in the comments. Although it has been quite a stretch for me, but I am finally wrapping up my 28-day challenge tomorrow. So excited about this! Thanks for reading, and I will see you tomorrow!

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