Build A Fortress

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Build a fortress on Love,
Set the gates on Kindness,
Banish Rancour to exile,
Say to Peace,
Soar free like a dove,
Build the hedges on Faith,
Let Joy light the dark night
And Hope’s beams shine through.

O Brave one,
Wear your locket, a Smile,
Let not self defraud our world.

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© dreamdesireachieve 2017

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Celebrating Mum at 70

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Today I’m not writing a poem, but I’m excited to say-
I celebrate my mum who turned 70yrs this month. Having lost my dad at an early age, she became a single mum and raised us (me and my siblings) to the best of her ability. I want celebrate her humility, her soft spoken nature, her godliness, her prayerfulness, her loveliness, perseverance, etc. As a parent, she mastered the art of been stern and sweet over the years.

Today I celebrate all the mums and dads doing an amazing job for their families, working round the clock trying to secure a future for their family.

Today, I celebrate all the single mums and single dads who are just alone in it all, trying to work out and balance everything all by themselves.

Today I celebrate parenthood, brotherhood, sisterhood.

Today I celebrate family.

Happy 70th Birthday My Dear Mother.

Below are two poems I’ve previously written in honour of my Mum.

My Dearest Mother
How Much Is Your Mother?

What Natural Harmony!

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Snowdonia, Wales

You drew me into you
I’m hypnotised,
And completely swayed;
How beautiful!
How enchanting!
What a magnificent view!
You swept me off my feet,
I succumbed;
Your natural props dipped
In sensory hues;
The sweet scents of fresh green leaves,
Hills so alive with colours,
Such blossoming splendour!
Such natural harmony!
What have you done to me?
You took my breath away!
Immersed in your bosom
I forgot time,
Though I’d say
Every moment was worthwhile,
If only I could take you home,
Nevertheless, on fire you are
Within my heart,
Every second I spent with you
I will treasure always;

But I do wonder,
As you bask in the admiration
Of many tourists and awe-struck admirers,
Will you remember me?

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Picture Credit: Pininterest 

Run, Little One, Run

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Run.
Neon lights
Teddy bears
Cocktails,
Foreplays,
Run.
Run little one.

Run.
Pretty faces,
Little packages,
Fantasies,
Behind bars,
Run.
Run little one.

Come.
School trips,
Bookshelves,
Degrees,
Case files,
Come.
Come little one.

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Jesus- Our Best Buddy Ever!

What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit! Oh, what needless pain we bear!
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Hymn by Joseph M. Scriven

When we think of all the challenges life throws our ways;
When sickness ravages the body that the doctors and physicians are confused;
When the death of a loved one leaves us vulnerable and burdened with pain;
When despite our faith and unending prayers, the matter seems to persist;
When debts and financial crisis attempts to steal our joy;
When at the crossroads of life’s decisions we don’t know what to do;
When we are all alone struggling to keep up and there’s no one who understands; When war and terrorism attempts to bind us with fear;
When the hurt of the past stops us from moving forward;
When life comes to a halt and nothing seems to be working no matter how hard we try;
When we are in dire need of forgiveness and restoration;
When we’ve been lied to, betrayed, despised and forgotten.

In such times, we realise there’s one buddy, one friend we can count on any day, any time, anywhere.
He’s never tired or weary of us, He’s always there in good times, bad times, middle times.
He never fails and we can count on
His unending love,
His redeeming mercy,
His unfailing compassion and
HIS matchless faithfulness
To see us through the times.
No matter how we beat His chest in pain or in anger, He is never broken.
His arms are always there wrapped around us, keeping us safe and secure in Him, comforting and consoling us. And if we wipe our tears and listen closely to His heart, we will hear Him saying,
“Trust Me child, I will never leave you nor forsake you”.

Jesus, the best Buddy we can ever have!

Originally published on 26/05/2016

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Knights & Hats

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Leaves fall not far
From branches,

Knights stand not far
From castles,

Hats stray not far
From heads,

A path,
A goal,
A runner,
His dog,

Dim trails
Littered with gold,
Trees standing forth
In grand ovation,
Skies breaking forth
In radiant beams…

Diligence stay not far
From the achiever

“Les rêves ne fonctionnent pas si vous ne travaillez pas”
Dreams will not work if you do not work 

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Photo Credit: Train Today To Reap Tomorrow

Our Planet

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Look up,
Look around,
See

Skylights,
Dazzling along the Milky Way;
Dense clouds,
Caressing Everest peaks;
Strelitzia,
Blooming with Beauty;
Night, Day,
Order in the Skies;
A baby, a mother,
Circle of Life continues;
Macaws, Topaza pella, Caracara,
The Amazon is home;
Niagara, Erie and Ontario,
A love triangle;

Our Planet,
The perfect masterstroke
Of a Great Genius.

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Fashionable- The New Craze

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Fashionable-
The new craze;
I turn my eyes,
Pretty teenagers,
Skipping studies,
Desperate, in
Compromising stances,
Preying vanity, in
Extreme measures,
Hunting,
The new craze-
Fashionable.

Fashionable
A wonderful word,
When in moderation

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What A Kettle I Am!

 

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Alas! A sloth,
Alas! His work,
Unfinished work!

No intentions,
No interests,
Unfinished work!

Fuelled in chagrin,
Filled with contempt,
I’d make his work better!

A million ideas,
A million ways,
To make his work better!

Aha! Inward search,
Aha! Inward realisation,
Many unfinished works, I have!

What a kettle I am,
Calling the pot,
Black!

“Before I point one finger at others, I must first deal with the other four fingers pointing back at me”

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Lights Go Dim

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Nightfall
Lights go dim
Mama’s boy comes home
Skyfall
Stars go dim

Batons fall
Final furlong
Athletes on a track
Losers fall
Victors’ song

On the world stage,
Striving for mastery,
Ain’t we all like athletes?
Waiting…

Final whistle..
Tears fall
Lights go dim
All go home

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Though Like A Tortoise

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To keep fighting
And keep trying
Fate favours not
The indolent;
One life
One opportunity
My chance
To make it count;
The journey is on
Purpose- my Driver;
I may be walking like a snail
But, I’m moving;
Afar off, others ahead
They ran too fast
And burned out;
Rather to keep moving
Like the tortoise,
Than to run faster than a hare
And burn out
My limited resources;
The finish line is always
For those that never stopped moving.

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Unpopular… But Yours

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Though not famous
I know
I am special
Though not popular
I know
I am Yours
Though not beautiful
I am beautiful
Through Your eyes
Though not rich
I am rich
In Your grace

For You see me
Not based on what I’ve done
Or who I am,
You know me
By what Your Son did for me
By who I am, in You.

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Peace At The Crossroads

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Lost.
Confused.
Uncertainty looms.
Uncertain of what I want.
Uncertain of what You want, Lord.

Guide me.
Lead me.
Show me,
Your way.

You ask,
“What do you want?”
I say,
“Whatever You want, that I want,
You know me better.”
You say,
“Peace.
I give you My peace.
My peace, shall guide you, into My will.”

Peace.

Poet’s notes:
Some weeks ago, out of excitement and some great confidence in myself I took a bold step of faith and ventured into something new. It is what I want but, if it pulls through, the opportunity costs are high.
Now, I’m asking myself whether I am willing to make the sacrifice it demands. I’m really wondering what I’m doing, honestly I’m not sure. I prayed asking God for directions, to know His will and purpose concerning it. God assured my heart that I will find peace in His will. And this is truth through all the ages: when we find ourselves at crossroads, we must always remember that His peace and that unwavering deep assurance beyond understanding guards and guides us into His purpose for our lives. Amen.
#Shalom

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Be Like A Child… Believe

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We can reach for that peak but…
We must

First become like children again;

For doubt and unbelief
Has no resting place,
On the pure soil
Of a child’s heart,
To believe, to trust and to rely
Completely and unreservedly,
Is no coincidence to them,

Rather an inherent nature, it is;

Be like a child…
Believe
.

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