Category: Poetry

  • Day 27: Ibukunoluwa #28DayChallenge

    Day 27: Ibukunoluwa #28DayChallenge

    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 […]

  • Day 20: Earth Day Haikus #28DayChallenge

    Day 20: Earth Day Haikus #28DayChallenge

    Happy Earth Day, everyone! Every year, April 22 is set aside in support of environmental protection. As you can imagine, this provides an opportunity to initiate conversations about the environmental impact of human activities, climate change, sustainability and related topics. It remains important that we limit the damage we do to our environment, and possibly […]

  • Day 14: Stand Tall #28DayChallenge

    Day 14: Stand Tall #28DayChallenge

    Seven years stood tall Though short to be reckoned with In the final scheme of things Yet the impact of those years Reverberated into eternity Gentle voices called out Echoing loudly in the darkness Their message was clear: “Bring home your honor Even if you lose everything else” So you stood like a warrior Fought […]

  • Enter In

    Enter In

    Enter in Into the presence of your heavenly Father – your Lord and Maker Even though you know you’re not good enough And are fully convinced you’re terribly short of the mark Your memory is your judge – kept accurate records of all your wrongs Your guilt crushes your soul beneath its heavy weight But […]

  • The Poet’s Song

    The Poet’s Song

    In the midst of affluence: poverty A seething storm threatening to destroy The stable comfort of the wealthy

  • My Grace is Sufficient for Thee

    My Grace is Sufficient for Thee

    Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:8‭-‬9 NIV […]

  • To Break a Man

    To Break a Man

    No man was ever too hard for God’s Love to breakOnly by everlasting wisdom does He decide in Himself Who in His mercy He would draw to come see the LightAnd who in judgment He forsakes to depths of darknessIn the mire of his sins and hardness of his heartGod would easily convert the wicked […]

  • Covered by Love

    Covered by Love

    The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (Jeremiah 31:3) Here I am, lying in quiet contemplationAs you gently serenade my soulWith lyrics sung to an eternal tune.You speak peace to my stormsAnd bring an end to my fears.Your words stir my lukewarm soulAnd […]

  • Wonder

    Wonder

    who planted a tree in the middle of the ocean and nurtured it to life? how did its roots get a hold of the seabed and secure to a base? how did its shoot survive the undercurrents and spring above the sea? who shall number the days of a tree that dwells in the ocean […]

  • A Tale of Time

    A Tale of Time

    The sweet chiming of bells; slow passage of timeCackling of chickens and chirping of cricketsRemind me of the future we once dreamt aboutThe story of my life: a true motion pictureFar more to tell than that which meets the eyesMuch harder to sell in cold weather than iceHold your thoughts: this is a commercial break […]