Starting Over

Every day is a day to start over
Why am I waiting for tomorrow
(Mandissa)

Every day is an opportunity
To look past the mistakes
Of the yesterday

Every day is a gift
Wrapped with ribbons of time
Waiting to be explored 

Every day is a God-given grace
To walk on sandy beaches again
And set our dreams to reality

Every day is for us to enjoy
Knowing that despite the rain
God’s love will shine on us again

#everyday

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Untie The Package

Big Gift

Untie the package
Live the dream
Drive through the years
Life is a gift

When the engine fails
And the brakes stop
Fix your dreams
Don’t abandon the car

And when you have done
All you need to do
Learn to sleep
When the night comes

Somehow, someway
It always gets better
When joy comes
In the morning

#fix your dreams

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Fight… Defend Your Future

Again,
Fight like a rebel
And reclaim what’s yours

Fight for your marriage
Defend your home
Fight for your children 
Defend their innocence 
Fight for your goals
Defend your future

Rebel against poverty
Fight against ungodliness 
Rebel against slavery
Fight against cancer
Rebel against child marriage
Fight against inhumanity

Stand your ground-
What we believe in
We will pursue after
What we don’t believe in
We usually give it up 

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Fight Like a Rebel

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We don’t always go looking for a fight
But when they come
We take up our boxing gloves
We fight our fears like rebels
We refuse its intimidations
We stamp our authority vehemently 
To reclaim our future, our dreams
To reclaim ourselves 

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The Horsemen

 

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The tides are turning 
The horsemen are coming,
That which was once afar
That has caught up at last,
Folded tools to digging holes
Folded shirts to sweaty hands,
Hardy Horsemen!
Emissaries of Strength!
Bearing hope to feeble strides!
Bearing faith to doubtful hearts!
We waited, we prayed
We believed, we planned,
Time and his horsemen are coming
Harbingers of dreams come true;

We dared to believe in God
We dared to stand and fight 
We shall do our part 
When Time comes
Will surely do His part, Our God

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N – Neighbourliness is Noble #AtoZ 2018

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Neighbourliness is noble
Who is my neighbour?
Anybody, but me
Good friendship, little chats,
A little kindness, and empathy,
Great support when needed
No one has got a halo but
Anyone can say, “Hello”
In this little room called earth
Ain’t we all neighbours?

Neighbourliness is noble

see #atoz challenge

#virtues, vices & stuff

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Quill Commander Award by Dronstad

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🌺Now let’s begin.
The purpose of this award is to promote patriotism. Along with it, this reward is created to unify bloggers from different countries through tolerance and appreciation of their nationality. We are already unified by our love for writing and reading, so this is a token of that love.

🌺 Roll of Honours
I feel honoured and privileged for getting nominated for another award by the lovely Ankita. She has uniqueness and freshness in her writing, a peachy inspirational lady that writes in such a way that draws you deeper into a coven of thoughts and reflections. I would encourage you all to visit her beautiful blog.

🌺The rules are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link of their blog
2. List the rules of the award
3. Post a photo of your National flag and anthem
4. Leave a favorite quote
5. Nominate a few loyal bloggers

🌺(Optional rules: General Dronstad is the creator of this award. You can link him to the Award, and decorate your blog with the “Dronstad Wings” 😀😀)

🌺 Below is my favourite verse

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🌺Below is a photo of my National Flag and Anthem.

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🌺 I follow a lot of wonderful blogs with rich and beautiful content. Nevertheless, my strategy for the nomination is based on blogs with lower follower-ship. Hence, I nominate:

🌺 Covert Novelist

🌺 All About Me LP

🌺 Walk With God

🌺 Clumsy and Silly

🌺 Bajezen

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Put A Bow On The Rain

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Put a bow on the rain,
Bid the floods farewell,
Say to the sun, “Spring up!”

Add silver linings to clouds;

A spoonful of hope,
A spice of sanguine,
A sprinkle of love,

Stir, stir; believe, believe;

A blink, another blink,
A thousand sleeps,
And when dreams come true,

Dance like no one is watching.

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Happy New Year!! Happy 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣

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From the last seconds of an old time
To the first minutes of a new time;
From the dim shadows of one sunset
To the bright rays of another sunrise;
From the dusk of the evening
To the dawn of the morning,
From the fall of an old era
To the rise of a new era,
A New Year emerges!

New hopes, dreams, visions, resolutions,
New opportunities, second chances,
New loves, couples, friends, families,
An exciting thrilling newness to life!

Happy New Year to everyone!
Happy 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣

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Hitting the 500th Mark!

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500 followers!! What a perfect Christmas present to my blog!

Thanks to everyone for all your support, comments, likes, jokes, advice and friendship. I’m truly grateful. 💝💝🌺🌺🌺🌷🌷🌷

On this note, after much deliberation I’ve decided to leave my blog name as it is. For the moment I will not be using my name. Thank you everyone who commented and advised me on the matter when I wrote it (Gone Are Days… Now I’m Here.). I’m truly grateful.

Thanks to you all once again and God bless you all immensely, richly, abundantly and generously. 👍🏾👍🏾💝💝🌺🌺🌷🌷

Make a Wish

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We were nothing, no one knew our name.
We were written off, we were forgotten…

Until like shooting stars,
We flew out of darkness into the limelight,
Into our little world of stardom,
Where anyone and everyone is a star…

We dream again, we hope and believe again.
As we work and excel in what we do,
We are like shooting stars in the skies…

Telling our stories,
Showing men that wishes and dreams do come true.

Notes:
These were my thoughts when I wrote this poem: Shooting Stars

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An Unfinished Story, I Am

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An unfinished story,
I am,

Musings deep
Yet unexpressed,
Thoughts on life,
Yet unwritten,
Identity,
Unidentified, I am

Passion, hunger,
to be

A great story
A life changing tale
An indelible identity
For many others
Coming behind me

This is my Dream
This is my Desire
This I will Achieve

Placed on my shoulders
A great obligation
To live fully this life
To finish my race
To write my story well

We are unfinished stories
Written everyday
Stories to be retold
By generations unborn
When our final chapters
We would have penned down
With a final full stop.

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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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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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Mystery Blogger Award & Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated by Dronstadblog for the Mystery Blogger Award, and I was nominated by Tachispeaks for the Versatile Blogger Award. I want to express my thanks to both of them for their thoughtful gestures and kind words. Dronstad (or General as we call him) writes with passion and insight about war. His blog is always a good reminder to me of how tenacious I should be with my own convictions. Tachispeaks brings nature, the sea, the sand and all its glorious beauties to us. Please let’s all check out their blogs and enjoy their inspirational insights.

The rules are basically the same-
* Feature the award logo/image on your post
* List the rules
* Thank the blogger that nominated you
* Tell the readers 3 things about yourself
* Answer the questions provided
* Nominate 10-15 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog
* Ask the nominees 5 questions of my choice with one weird/funny question (specify)
* Share and link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:
1. My name Obioma. The literal translation is heart (obi), good (oma) = “heartgood”; the inverse (which makes more sense) is “good heart”. Other variations is kind-heart, good-mind, kind-soul, it can also mean happiness and joy to an extent.
2. I love music. I have a good ear for music and sometimes my inspiration to write comes when I listen to music. I currently have at least 300 downloaded songs on my phone.
3. I’m a Formula One fan. It’s actually the only sports I follow closely. I’ve been a fan since 2008 when Hamilton won his first Championship. My team is Mercedes because my favourite racing F1 driver is Lewis Hamilton. Other drivers I support include Alonso, Bottas, Massa, Ricciardo and Lance Stroll.

The questions I was asked:
1. What were you like as a child? As a child, I was the quiet one. Didn’t talk much but was very observant. I kind of noticed things that other kids wouldn’t normally see.
2. What is your favourite dish? My favourite dish is one of my native food- it’s called Vegetable Soup. It’s a traditional dish that consists of lots of 3 different vegetables.
3. What is your favourite vacation destination? My favourite holiday destination would be Paris. Would love to go there one day.
4. What makes you feel accomplished? I feel accomplished when I do what I’m supposed to do. When I do little things like teach, or write or any project I set out to do.
5. Wierd question: What would be your weapon of choice if you were presented with a bad person in front of you? Weird indeed. Well, I think my weapon of choice will depend on how bad the person is. But I’m learning to love everyone regardless. Love is always the best weapon.

My Nominees. There are many beautiful blogs out there but I want to use this opportunity to recognise new bloggers and encourage them.

1. https://everythingbylauren.wordpress.com
2. http://allaboutmelp.com
3. https://sharinggodsstory.net/
4. https://thebenlessard.com
5. https://aimglobal541.wordpress.com
6. https://shubhu23.wordpress.com
7. https://pcblogscom.wordpress.com
8. https://moosmosis.org
9. https://bookmeetsgirlblog.com
10. https://www.musingican.com/blog/
11. https://boywithcurlhair.wordpress.com
12. https://refilldiaries.wordpress.com/
13. https://issuesfromtheheart.com/

These are your questions-
1. What were you like as a child?
2. What is your favourite dish?
3. What is your favourite vacation destination?
4. Describe a perfect moment with a loved one.
5. Wierd question: What would be your weapon of choice if you were presented with a bad person in front of you?

Thank you for all your support on my blog. I’m truly grateful.
#Shalom.

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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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