I walked through valleys
encountering shadows of death.
Substanceless beings with whom I wrestled
Beating gases and blasts of breath
On whom time was much wasted.
Recognising what’s reality
Laying hold on knowledge
Won me my battles.
Blast! Shadows creep upon the innate mind
Squeezing and suffocating
the last straw that binds sanity with my
Freedom lay way inside in the light
that never died.
Our hurts don’t define us
Nor the tears that heat our faces.
The tip of the writers pen
tells the story of his strength.
Perhaps, that’s all there is to who he is.
Revelation of the scars flow
as words are written
Tales of woes ends are brought again
to the surface
As they cloud the sources of vision
Rampant in our minds
These random thoughts
That betray what lies low
It isn’t about the humor in their words
Neither is it the lavishing of gifts upon.
I died to myself
And all that once satisfied
That I may know Him
And the story of me He authored
For the revelation of Jesus
Is the stirring of my joy
The future is far
Or so I thought.
“Future”, said he
“Future who?”, I asked
“The one you feared”, he responded
So here we are
Dining with Time
Only to know better
For he has proven to be
And the tales we once heard
was all a lie
Our purpose is here
The will of God expressed
For the foe is now our friend.
Once upon a time
Darkness covered the earth
For the seat of it
Was the heart of men.
Male and female
Old and young
It wasn’t about the race
All was black
Continents were dark
Dark forces ruled the nations
Filled the cities
Governed our homes
For the seat of it
Was the heart of men.
All hope was lost
Till once came upon us another time…
God became man
Reconciled us to Himself
Made us the focus of His love
Because we said yes to His call.
For as many as received Him
He christened us “sons of God”
Among many other names and titles
And in the midst of all the darkness
And the pain of what seemed to be
A hopeless situation,
“You are light, bringing out the
God-colours in this world”
Now are we the sons of God
Light in dark places
Bringing out the God-flavours in
He’d rather lurk in the shadows
The safety of his comfort
A ghost of the night
Master beneath the moonlight
The longing of men to behold
For the beauty of his countenance
And the sonority of his harp
Then the stars converged
For the fear of this one
A threat to their sparkle
Or so they thought
War they waged
Oh they raged
They sought the counsel of the moon
The sage of the skies
To silence this one
That he may thrive no more
They forget that they excel in splendor
And are the beauty of the night skies
They forget he is the reflection of their shine
And his glory is ultimately theirs
To them, He is the terror of the night
Minds spooked by the beauty of the ghost
Threatened by his transient applause
Little do they know
That the earth desires the stars
More than a pretty ghost
For he can only offer what they have to give
The sage understands
But the stars?
They know so little
There lived once a guy
Who had a breath…
Not that no one else breathes,
As you all know.
But his breath differs.
Well, along his path
Came a damsel
With the power to make his breath count
He is the breather
And she is the witch
She wields the power to make a heart skip it’s rhythm
And her face shines the light that blinds your vanity
Her craft is not hostile
And her powers spark honest fires
The appearance of The Fairest
Made the breather breathe
The witch is The Fairest
There is magic in his breath
And like the story of our Genesis
Their love became a living being
Morning stars sang together
And leapt for joy
Can only be compared to Eden in
All her beauty.
No one knows the end of this tale.
I do not know myself.
The ancient Breather still has a breath
And his lady still makes it count.
My heart latches on to the eternal revelation of Your love on my heart
Sounds and chants
Tongues beyond our fatherland…
The extent to which my heart reaches out to You.
To love on You…
I’m drawn into the depths of the realms of Your love
As I feel it wash over me
A breath of life
A warmth of light
Purest essence of You
Glows within me
To shine for You
I pray the moon will not hide herself
And the stars will keep being stars
That I never forget that You are a big part of my life’s little details
And the night breeze reminds me of Your loving gentle embrace
That I never forget that I am at the centre of Your love
And your plans- the big picture I’ll one day see
But as for the pieces I have now
I will be grateful for each one
And wait patiently till it all comes together
That I may always reflect Your beauty even in the littlest things
I pray I will always remember
To be grateful for The Fairest
And the gift of love–
Reflecting these colors just the way You would
To see through Your eyes
And have passion for what aches Your heart
And in all, To be You through me.
To be the sound on Your lips to the world around me
And let them hear where others won’t tell…
Abba loves us
I know you love all them fiction stories
Of how the hero dies
And comes back to life
I know you love all them mythical stuff
The thoughts of a dragon
Rescuing the Jupiter Princess
Or whatever name she bears
Really, It is.
Good daydreaming, I say.
Life’s not really as the movies make it look
Some things show up you won’t see in a storybook
Sometimes you have to fight for the things your errors took
And opportunities come as baits on a fishing hook
Look, I don’t believe in fairies
There’s a happily-ever-after that’s only possible in the Father
But I never rule out the likelihood of hurts
And the prospects of a bright future
We will be fine ‘cos we live, move and have our being in Him
But it doesn’t change the fact that fairy tales are not my thing
Tell me, why won’t Cinderella ever get in an argument with her boyfriend??
And fairy godmother is just the perfect godmother?
Snow White is always at peace with her dwarfs?
And she’s got no pimples on her face?
I really don’t care if Tinker Bell dies
But I remain steadfast in my unbelief
Someday, I will write a story
I will tell a tale of how I got here.
Unashamed, I will sing of my journeys
Y’all will hear the chronicles of pitfalls and platform rise
Y’all will hear of the errors that plagued my passage
And the grace that strengthened my heart, hands and feet.
Someday, I will give an oration
Multitudes will hear of Your faithfulness.
Someday I will…
Men will learn to submit to process by the things You taught me;
Pressure produced patience
And in turn taught me discernment
I learnt to hope
And see Your love as part of my voyage
I learnt to be a son
Years after I was born
I learnt to be a prince and see royalty in my veins
I learnt to know the spirit of a crown
And understand what it means to be a king
By purifying my heart,
I learnt to see You in everything
Someday, I will tell of how my high places
Became a highway for me to ride
How your secret place
Is where I hide
And the sustaining power of your unending grace…
In the beginning…
He hovered upon the face of the deep.
He was there at the birthing of light
And bore witness to the making of God’s image.
He was there when the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy.
He marked the demarcations of the earth
And the boundaries of the waters.
He planted Eden with The Highest
And adorned it for Adam’s rest.
He is the breath that swept the skies
Garnished and embroidered the heavens.
He was the energy that moved with David’s sling
And the virtue in the sound of his harp
The East Wind that drove back the sea
And caused my feet to walk on dry ground.
In another beginning…
The Mighty One became a seed planted in a virgin’s womb
More than anything ever heard or seen,
Brought forth a Man full of God.
Dead men walked
Lame men danced
And Man full of God?
Took an evening stroll on the waters of Galilee!
He was there when The Chosen hanged on a tree
And was poured out as the consummation of all sacrifices.
He was unruffled,
For by the breath of His mouth
In three days pulled Him out of Hades
In three days, there was none like Him
In three days was declared the Son of God with power
In three days He led captivity captive
And set at liberty all who were and will be bound.
We see yet another beginning…
He who hovered upon the face of the deep
And was planted in a virgin’s womb
Has been planted in our hearts
That we might be named by the name of The Chosen
And walk in the light of His countenance as Men full of God.