Come Home, Son

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Doubtful mind, hesitant steps…
Tentatively, he made his way home
Yet fearing, he’s become unloved
He turned back…
But his father,
He longed for his return
For everyday, every evening
He stood by the gate,
And waited… for the return
Of His Prodigal son

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Nothing Good Comes Cheap

Big Gift

Glory.
We all want it.
Glorious future.
We all desire it.
But,
It comes at a price.
Hard work.
Seizing moments.
Dedication.
Positive attitude.
Passion.
Opportunity costs.
Patience.
Tenacious mind.
Glory.
Be prepared.
Nothing good comes cheap.

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On The Potter’s Wheel

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Battered, Bruised,
Broken by the Fall,
Cadavers
We were,
Ravaged by Sin;
Hapless, Hopeless,
Helpless we sat,
On the slab
Of Divine surrender,
Desperate
To find meaning,
In endless motions
Of Daily Living;
Remoulded, Recreated,
Revived, Renewed,
On the Potter’s Wheel;
Wheels of eternal Pardon.

Umber pots of Clay,
Earthen Vessels
We are,
In the Palms of the Potter;
And,
The Excellency of our works,
The Adulations from our lips,
Our eternal Incense
To Him.

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Dare to Dream

Dare to dream, dare to let your thoughts run wild.
Dare to go on an adventure of the mind and let your fantasies carry you into the bubbles of creativity and a million possibilities. Don’t hold back, dream!
Create a new world in your mind, where everything is just as it should be; escape the stresses, worries and imperfections of this world and enter into the realms of your dreams where everything is serene, orderly, and perfect.

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There you are free to sing, dance, laugh, jump and to fly away to your heart’s content. There you are free to realize that you are important, that without you, your dreams will remain only… dreams. For when you stop dreaming, when you stop believing, you stop living.
Dare to close your eyes, and Dream

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Daily prompt: Dream
Originally published on 23/05/2016

Easy Starters

It is always easy to start something
To begin a task is not always that hard
But,
To maintain it, to sustain it
That is the real work
To improve with fresh ideas
To bring in creativity, fresh imaginations,
To keep the crowd running back to you,
To keep the hunger afresh in your audience
Well, that is the real hard work,
A penchant for success,
A drive for progress,
An inner passion to be the best,
A desire to be better each day,
Always make this hard work appear easy.

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The World Need Not Robots

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Move to the rhythm
Don’t hold back
Be an enthusiast
Show sympathy
Be humane
Be human
Dance
Frown
Laugh
Cry
Mourn
Rejoice
Empathise
Be human
Be humane
Don’t forget
You need me
I need you

“The world need not robots”

Daily Prompt: Sympathy

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We Are Called…

 

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We are not called to adopt secular views.
We are called to promote godly views.
We are called to promote Christ.
We are called to be the change.
We are called to overcome evil,
We are called to stand strong,
We are called to promote truth
Only the truth can set us free

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Golden Opportunities

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Golden opportunities
Precious moments
Transient seasons
Finite chances
Boundaries and limits
Of human existence
Treasure them
Capture them
Maximise them
Document them
At the end of it all-
They only become
Vague memories
Overtaken by events

Daily Prompt: Finite

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Anticipation Killers

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If you remember my previous post about some bunch of novels I bought at a good bargain several weeks ago- My New Novels. I remember I was excited and was filled with so much anticipation of what I was going to discover, the new words I was going to learn, etc. Well, I read the first one Danielle Steel “Best Laid Plans”, and, I finished it within 3 days. But, I didn’t enjoy it; it doused all my excitement about the others, I was really disappointed with the novel and it was a bit of a let down for me. And this is why.

Firstly, it was a novel that depended heavily on Zodiac signs, all the zodiac signs checked were all correctly predicted so to speak. It turned me off completely. I managed to finish the novel out of curiosity than zeal. I don’t believe in those signs, we don’t need them. In my opinion, it’s a subtle deception that promotes man’s independence from God and all that pertains to God. It robs us of the need to trust God knowing that whatever comes my way during the day, God will take care of me. It robs us of been content with God. It removes our eyes from the Word of God. It’s anti-God. God is the Creator of the universe and all that is within it, it’s foolhardy and idolatry to abandon the Creator and instead worship the creatures He made. It was a novel that was trying to shove into the reader the belief of Zodiac signs (that was how I felt). Everything about our lifes is written in God’s Word; if we search it, we will find it. We don’t zodiac signs to predict tomorrow. (Psalms 139, Jer 29:12, Psalms 40:7, Psalms 119:105)

Secondly, how it ended was anticlimactic in my opinion and more so was obviously trying to denigrate and malign Christianity. Someone as usual, was committing a series of crime and we were led to believe it was a particular character. Now, the climax would be that the perpetrator is punished for his crimes. Instead, the true perpetrator of the crime was a true christian character who was portrayed as been devout and happily married with children. Yes I know, in most thriller stories, looks and appearances can be deceptive. I’ve watched many thrillers and crime stories (mind you, that’s my favourite). This was a bit different for me in its style and presentation. So after reading it, I didn’t have that emotional closure you get at the end of a story. It still felt as if something was missing, as if another chapter was needed. It didn’t give me a WOW feeling. It really felt anticlimactic.

Due to this, I lost my eagerness to read the remaining 7 novels. I will read them at some point, but at the moment, I’m not ready for another disappointing tale. It was an anticipation killer and I’m still recovering.

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Educate The Mind

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I see you
I watch you
I form an opinion
I make conclusions
I give a forced smile
I avoid you…
If only I drew closer
If only I educated my mind
If only I came to the realisation
That
My distance was unwarranted
My judgements were erroneous
My conclusions were incorrect

If only I drew closer-
You are not what they say you are
You are much better-
Humorous, goodhearted, gentle
Soft spoken, lovely at heart!

“Draw nearer, look closer, educate your mind
Things are not always what they seem to be.”

Daily Prompt: Educate

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You Know, I Do Wonder…

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You know
I do wonder,
Why are You
So into me?
What is it
About me?
Why the death?…
Why the sacrifice?…
For me?
Who am I
To merit such?…
What good
Do You find
In me?
Why bother,
Lord?
Why?…
Still mesmerised…
Your boundless love…
Priceless

“For God so loved the world…”- John 3:16

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You Know Me By Heart

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An open book
I am
Before You,
Before time began
Before I began
You
Knew
Me

You know me
By heart
In Your
Memory
I am

Every aspect
Every facet
Every turn
Every me
Inside
And out

My future
My life
My end
An overt tale
Etched
Firmly
In Your
Heart

What
Do You see
In me?
What
Do You know
About me?

Lord
Take me
Hold
My hand
Open
My eyes
Lead me on
Show me

Daily Prompt: Memorize

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He’s A Human After All

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He’s a human after all
Not to be forgotten at all
He’s a husband, he’s a son
He’s a nephew, he’s a grandson
He’s a cousin, he’s a brother
He’s a granddad, he’s a father
He has needs, just like you
He can be afraid, just like you
He likes to dance, just like you
He has a family, just like you
Oh politicians!
Oh parliamentarians!
Don’t treat them like pawns,
Or toss them like paper prawns,
They ain’t puppets at your beck and call,
They are just humans after all.

Daily Prompt: Rhyme

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Forgive Us, Lord

Forgive us Lord!
Oh the quest for power!
And the innate desires
for worldly pleasures…
The desperate pursuit
for exotic materialism…
The momentary lapses
Of insanity…
And our arrogant egotism…
Oh, let godliness be
Our second-nature,
Let our visceral desires
Be to please You always,
And Your presence
Our habitual abode be,
All life long.

Synonyms for visceral: habitual, second nature, innate, inner, instinctive, intuitive.

Daily Prompt: Visceral

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Three-Legged Chairs

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Have you ever been betrayed?
Have you ever been left in the lurch?
Neglected, to fend for yourself?…

Abandoned projects
Visions left in the lurch
Blogging websites deserted
Writers gone AWOL
Dreams unfulfilled,
Like an unfinished three-legged chair!
What is going on?

Thinking of Disney’s Toy Story…
If blog sites could talk
What will they say…
If visions had emotions,
How will they feel?

If dreams, aspirations, plans, etc
Could jump out of paper and talk
How will they react?

I think they may say,
“I had so much faith in you,
You betrayed me…
Like an unfinished three-legged chair,
I’m waiting… ad infinitum…

Daily Prompt: Lurch

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