The Little Crumbs

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Crumbs.

when I ponder its meaning,
it reminds me about
little things often overlooked,
little details sometimes missed,
little pieces behind the big picture…

In search of the glorious years
We lose sight of the little months,
Maximise the little days
And the months will flourish,
In search of the golden days
We overlook the little minutes…

little words of hope, little smiles,
little pats on the back, little prayers,
little acts of kindness and selfless love;
little things that may seem inconsequential,
but do make a difference when put together…

Crumbs.

as we pursue the big picture
may we not forget,…
The Little Crumbs in life.

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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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Life Can Be A Tough Cookie

Life can be a prickle; life can be a tough cookie,…

It can be hard to believe when all around you, your circumstances look contrary. To believe becomes a matter of your obstinate will and dogged determination. Hope against hope… hoping in God.

You have to find a will somewhere, somehow, within you, to keep trying to believe that one day your story will change for the better… that the longing and the desire in your heart will be met.

So you keep on believing, for that’s the only way for you not to sink into the abysmal depths of despair and unbelief.

I will keep believing. I will keep believing in God. I will keep believing in myself.
I may not have the answer I so desire now, nevertheless I will not lose my faith, instead I will shield it. For if I lose my faith, what have I gained at the end?

After all, my faith is all I have now, so, I will keep on believing.
Contemplations from a desperate heart.

And with these heartfelt words, the Season of Hope series comes to an end. Due to privacy issues, I’m sorry I’m not at liberty to share with you the details behind this writeups, but I’m glad I shared it this way. I have been able to use words to search deep into my soul, and to hope in God.

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Editable Life

No matter how hard I try sometimes,
To perfect my path, to organise my life…
I try to edit, delete, format, cut…
But, it never stays perfect;
So in irony,
As much as I strive for perfection,…
I accept my imperfections, infallibility,…
And leave my life teachable, editable;…
Corrections-
Journey to perfection.

Daily Prompt: Organized

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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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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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