Angels In Disguise

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Soft whispers to God,
“Teach me to read, to write,
To understand the wonders
Of Your creation”,
He answered my prayer-
He sent me an angel in disguise,
He gave me a teacher.

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Poet’s Notes:
I have to find patience and wisdom everyday to manage 2 children. So I sincerely applaud those who have to manage 30 children every day, 5 days a week. Teachers really do amazing jobs both in teaching and in role modelling.

Gossips Are Worse Than Thieves

Gossips are worse than thieves
They steal from another man-
Dignity, honour, reputation, credibility,
These are impossible to restore,
Unlike earthly physical possessions.

At the point when a man slips,
He can recover and readjust his balance,
At the point when his tongue slips,
He cannot recover his words,
He cannot readjust the damage caused,
There’s nothing to caper to, revel in or profit from,
When another man’s dignity is stolen and tarnished.

Daily Prompt: Caper

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Reflections From Life #16

The total culmination of what or who I will be tomorrow,
The total perspective of how the world would view my life when I’m gone,
Inevitably depends on what I am doing with my time, my talents and myself now.

To achieve my dreams and aspirations in order to be that person I see in my mind, I have to daily check and ask myself,
“What am I doing now to get there?”,
“If I sum up my daily actions yesterday and today, can I confidently say they will lead me to my desired tomorrow?”

Dream. Desire. Achieve.

Daily Prompt: Total

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Snazzy Is Her Name

Snazzy is her name
Classy is his game
Glamour is her life
Natty is his style
Glitter she desires
Silver he delights
They fly and dine
And drown in wine

Credit cards frittered
Bank cards squandered
Deep in substantial debts
Drowning impulsive bets

Repossessions
Humiliations
Defalcations
Deprivations

From riches to rags
From roses to ruins
From grace to grass
From glory to gravel

Wisdom of the ancient:
To cut your coat according to your size
‘Ere you consult thy fancy, consult thy purse

Daily Prompt: Natty

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Reflections From Life #15

I have discovered that I may not have all the time in the world to do everything I want to do. But, I do have time to do a little of that which I want to do. A little here, a little there, and the job gets done. Little drops of water always makes a mighty ocean.

Whatever project you intend of embarking on, don’t wait till the big day, start now, do a little each day. You will be amazed at what you will accomplish.

Rome was not built in a day. It took little bricks and portions of cement everyday to build that great city.

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It Only Takes One Tiny Seed

Sow in the morning, sow at night, sow at noon, sow all the time
Scatter your seeds in many ventures, scatter them far and near
Don’t look at the clouds, or the rains; if you do, you won’t move
Every minute is always the right time, to take those decision and sow
Some may wither or eaten by birds, others may flourish at every branch
You never know which seeds would detonate and explode with goodness,
In abundance, in blessings, in great harvests, in opportunities of a lifetime
That would catapult your life into a new zone or curve you cannot recover from
And all your dreams, aspirations and fairytale wishes would come true
It only takes one seed that is sown, at the right place, at the right time,
It only takes one tiny seed that is sown for your dreams to come true
But if you don’t scatter and keep sowing, how would this even happen?

Daily Prompt: Detonate

Author’s notes:
Late Sir Roger Moore was acting but the world did not know him till he acted as James Bond. And who knew late Ian Fleming if not for the same Bond movies.
Chimamnda Adiche was writing novels but the world did not know her till she wrote Half of A Yellow Sun
.
John Grisham was writing novels but the world did not know him till he wrote Pelican Brief.
J K Rowlings was writing novels but the world did not know her till she wrote the Harry Potter Series.
Tom Cruise was acting but the world did not know him until he acted in Mission Impossible.
etc. etc. etc. etc
.

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Questions From an Inquisitive Mind

The first time you saw me
What was your first impression?
Then, you heard me speak
Did your impressions evolve?
As we danced cautiously with words,
In courteous hellos and casual talks
What impressions did you have?
Did you like what you saw in me?
Or did you concoct that exit line?
As we said our farewells
You gave me a brief glance
What were your thoughts?
What was your impressions about me?
Did I make a sweet impression in your heart?
Or was I just some strange encounter
You would rather forget with haste?
Now that we are friends
What is your impression about me?
The same as before? Or different?
Good different? Or not-so-good different?
If only I have the gift of reading people’s thoughts

Can one day with someone give you
A total impression about who they really are?

Questions from the Inquisitive Mind in every man

Daily Prompt: Impression

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Picture Credit: Piniterest

My Manchester- Together We Stand

Mayhem broke loose, youngsters crying
Families desperate for answers, for help
The injured smeared in blood; in pain, and helpless;
My city in shock, confusion and disarray
Bodies scattered, life oozing out sadly so
Emergency services in frantic redemptive scurries
Eyewitnesses recounting the horror

Don’t go to school, there may a suicide attack
Don’t go to church, there may a suicide attack
Don’t go to a concert…
Don’t go to a football match…
Don’t go to town…
Don’t go to the mall…
Don’t go to the work…
Don’t go to anywhere… there may a suicide attack
We must not allow ourselves to live in fear
Fear leads to bondage and unhealthy distrust

A war of twisted ideologies and religious fanaticism
Undermining our usual way of living and existence
How do you combat such extremism and radicalism?
How do you fight such war?
How?

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At 12:50am this morning, I got a distant call from one of our family friends in Nigeria, he called to make sure we were safe. I was confused, and asked him why he asked. He said, “There’s been an attack on Manchester it’s on the news”. I tuned on BBC News and witnessed the terror as shock spread across my face and tears welled up my eyes. Young children screaming in panic, parents searching for their children… all these was happening in my town.

How do we wage war on twisted ideologies? It’s a mind game. How do you know what people are thinking about? And sometimes like this one, it’s calculated, planned and purposely executed. How do you prevent such attacks?

As you read this, please remember our city in your prayers. In the words of our Mayor Andy Burnham, “We are grieving, we are strong, we are together.”

God bless you! God bless Manchester! God bless the United Kingdom!

Hello, Are You Available?

“Hello,
Are you available?”
To help, to listen,
To lend a hand,
To someone;

Someone in need
Someone
At the precipice
Of giving up,
At the brink of
Tipping over
And falling headlong
Into the abysmal pit
Of the three Dees-

Despair
Depression
Despondency

“Hello,
Are you available?”
To help, to listen,
To lend a hand;

“Yes, I am”, you say
“But no, you are not”
I know
“How do you know?”,
You ask.

I know, because
Your eyes, your mind,
Your full attention
Are glued
To your phone,
To your gadget;

Hence,
You did not see
My sad face,
You did not see
The little tears
Running down
My cheeks;

You did not hear
When in a choked voice,
I asked,

“Hello,
Are you available?
To help, to listen
To lend a hand
To me”

Daily Prompt: Precipice

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Author’s notes:
The message is clear. May we not become so engrossed in our gadgets that we neglect and forget to be a blessing to the people around us.

Picture credit: Google images

Reflections From Life #14

Sometimes goals are not met because goals are not set. Other times, goals are set but unrealistic attempts are made to reach them or routines are not strictly adhered to or simply through no fault of yours. Find out why your goals are not met then, modify and transform them into achievable goals/dreams.

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…And That’s What We Are Fighting For

“I can’t do this anymore, Sam” Frodo Baggins said, and with a despondent and crestfallen countenance Frodo dropped his sword.
Sam looked at him and gave him an inspirational speech about how good trumps evil. He then finished the speech with the phrase, “That’s what they are holding unto”.
“What are we holding unto Sam?” asked Frodo looking intently at Sam and desperately in need of an encouraging answer.
“There is still some good left in this world, and that’s what we are fighting for“, replied his faithful friend, comrade and companion Samwise. (Scene from Lord Of The Rings: Two Tower)

There’s still some good left in this life
That’s why I keep my hopes alive
There’s still some good left in a man
No matter the extent of evil he may plan
There’s still some good left in any sad event
No matter how dismal things may appear

It’s not over until it’s over so
It’s not over until God says so
That’s the reason Christ saved us
That’s the reason Christ came for us
To show that good always trumps evil
To show that grace always trumps guilt

And that’s what we are fighting for. For if we stop fighting, if we stop believing that God’s Word is ultimate, we are simply handing the victory to the dark side. And I know that will never make things better.

Daily Prompt: Better

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Reflections From Life #13

Let the past teach and not taunt you
Let the past remind and not ruin you
Let the past correct and not condemn you
Let the past heal and not haunt you
Let the past help and not hinder you
And when you are finally done
Let the past be where it belongs-
In the past

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Reflections From Life #12

Spring. Summer. Autum. Winter. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring…

No situation in life is permanent. No circumstance lasts forever. Life is transient and so does the seasons of life. Pain is but for a time and so does joy. Disappointments are not everlasting and so does failure. Rather than dwell in the transient impermanent seasons of my life, make the best of whatever you face. Learn from it and add to your wealth of experience. It will soon be over and another season is fast approaching.

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You Never Know…

You never know what’s around the corner
You might meet a dinosaur or an otter
You might bump into an old friend
That may aid your miseries to end
Or it could just be a pestering ex
Who has knackered you out with texts
If you don’t walk out there and seek
That corner will always a mystique
But if you do go round that bend
Whatever comes, you will comprehend
For the future is not always bleak
There is divine strength for the meek

Daily Prompt: Knackered

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All Circles…

They are all circles but different colours.
They are all round but differ in hues.
We are all humans but with different faces.
We are all living beings but differ in strengths, abilities, peculiarities and uniqueness.
The world would be a better place when we focus our energies to utilise the best of abilities for the good of mankind.

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It’s Time To Dream…

Let us,
Cast away that comfort blanket
Cast away our fears
Cast away the inundating inertia
Cast away the pain

Let us,
Step into our God given purpose
Step into our destinies
Step into our dreams and aspirations
Take a step of faith

Let us,
Embrace our inner selves
Embrace our uniqueness
Embrace our strengths
Embrace our inner zings

For,
It is time to Dream, to Desire and to Achieve.

Why,
Every idea, every project, every dream can be achieved.

Daily Prompt: Blanket

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