It is the first time in years That we have a place to shelter Show us some mercy Do not expose our fears To those people who despise us Pray, look upon our faces And be merciful to us Our journeys have been hard In the many places we have lived Give us some respite For our bodies and our souls Have taken on a bit of batter Pray, spare us from rebuke And let us find favor with you We have long hoped and prayed Finally, grateful to arrive here Do let us take solace From the storms and disasters Always looming in the distance Pray, forgive our many failures And show us a little bit of kindness Toyin Taiwo, Aug 2020
Hello there! It’s been a few days since I posted here; busy with work and writing too. It usually takes a lot of hard work to put up something I find worthy of reading or which captivates my own attention. And I have a few pieces of poetry I have been working on – I pray they turn out well so I can put them up.
In the meantime, I wrote two short pieces today, two seven-liners that evolved almost out of nowhere, but which captured some deep thoughts in my heart. I hope you can relate with them one way or another.
So this is the first piece, which is woven around memory and sounds:
Memories swathed in unfading music,
Each memory unique with its own song
Line every path wherever I may turn
As I journey through the maze of history.
The future awaits with own set of tunes
Amazing sounds; I hear them in visions
It is time for us go over to the other side.
The second piece speaks plainly on love and where we expect to find it (not what it is, which is another matter). Here goes:
We found love in unlikely places
In food courts and game centres
In the smiling eyes of cute babies
And helping hands of kind strangers
Maybe we were, indeed entirely wrong
To have sought love only in certain places
For love has always been wherever we went
I hope you enjoy them or find them stimulating and/or tasteful, the same way good food stimulates the mouth to salivate. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Kindly use the comment box below. Do not forget to like and share. Thanks for stopping by!
O. J. Taiwo