Tag Archives: peace

In The Face Of War


In the face of the war…
There are no sore losers…
Nor are there great winners
Not the one whose body hangs highest in the pile…
Lord in his life…
A mere body in death

There are no winners…
In the face of war…
Not the one left desolate at 10
To the echoes of dust and death
He must now learn to live
A child at the start of war
Soon he will be a casualty or the war’s lord

Yellow flowers know the same fate
Blood dripping red in their roots
Trampled fast before a chance at nature’s law…

Generations to come will no doubt hear of the scars
Tales of war on the faces of their history…

*Praying for the people of Kenya*

Winter Is So Cold

I bear the weighted burden of these cold days in my heart
Crawling through January and December days as a shadow in white snow
Peace albeit dark and sad trailing my labored and frozen steps

Mother Nature Weeps

Mother Nature weeps
Her eyes of comfort and compassion growing dim
Her beloved and children from all corners turning on themselves
Turning on her and her beauty
Trees cut down
Built bridges and bushes burning deep wild and free

Devastation and war in the most innocent of places
Death on the rise as greed and lust flow free
With heavy blood now easily shed

Childhood has lost its innocence
Old age knows now only disdain
Hate is now on the rise as war strides high as power
The need to see and hear overcome by guns and drugs

Peace now on the back burner
Evil and anger
Rape and malice
Roaming as lords and kings among trees and leaves
Whispering deceit blaspheme and incurable incest
Humanity is fast dying

Love lost in the heart of mankind

Merry Christmas!!!

Neatly wrapped in a bow of beige and care
Sent flying in the winds so high
My love and heart I send to all
This Christmas dawn


Isaiah 9:6: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Luke 2:14: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Healing Rain

Healing rain fall afresh
Flood our earth with your many waters
Your cleansing powers seeping to the roots
Let it cure absolutely...

Healing rain fall afresh
Fill our hearts and flush them clean
Heal us and make all whole
Make all new...

Healing rain fall...please fall afresh...

A Collection Of Short Poems VI



Raking golden colored leaves on my front yard
My body curls as cold air blows past my eyes into my heart
Painful thoughts of you welling up like tears deep inside


Lost in the warmth of his timely words
I envisioned the embrace would be even better
Lust shaded my views as I succumbed to his will


This breath
No longer warm
Just tepid
Stinking of lust
Ugly reminders of you


Your eyes are darts
Achingly piercing the heart

Scars and tears
Stained crimson red
Evidence of your hidden truth


I am not defined by him
But this new found love sustains me


In the heart of my poems
Lies your love
Beating my motives to life


Your love sits written in ink
Sealed with desire
On the tablet of my beating heart

Here now passion resides
Scribbled all over
You and I as one


You are my poem
I write in love
Youthful lust
And happy thoughts of you


I spread this canvas of light
Golden in its ray
Like summer sun bright and warm
My heart paints
And caresses your name
In love


You are my poem
The ying to this passionate yang
My calm and peaceful Zen

My inspiration and quiet meditation
I write in love of you

* A lovely, joyfilled week to you all*

Moving Forward


I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1Timothy 2:1-2. NIV

Sound the alarm, make it known
As unprecedented history resoundingly repeats itself
A generation speaking for what it believes
The horns of victory blowing in their hearts
Celebration and joy flowing from them all

And though there is still much work to be done
We rejoice still in this feat
Acknowledging the long journey ahead
Its road tough and rough

Knowing in the coming days and months
We must reach across aisles
Putting ambition, color and self-agenda aside
Working together for a greater good

For underneath our dividing differences
Lay a unifying truth
Love for a great nation, our patriotism
So together we must work
Even if and when we disagree
Every one doing their part

For progress, success, and lasting change
To prevail

Freedom- FWF


#FWF from Kellie Elmore’s Magic in the Backyard: http://kellieelmore.com/2012/07/06/fwf-free-write-friday-freedom-write/

In honor of Independence, think…

My joy hope and love
Redemption truth and peace true
Freedom in your arms



I awake this morning thankful to be alive, yet still with pain and hurt in my heart. My phone was packed with all sorts of messages and broadcasts. Facebook was screaming with hurt and alarm over Nigeria, and the pain of yesterday. Fela Durotoye, a prominent Nigerian has coined it “Dark Sunday.” She has a note about it on her Facebook page.

So I prayed quietly by my window this morning feeling anger and pain; mixed emotions. I told God “I could strip to my bare minimum now, face to the east or west and curse our leaders for their greed, lack of security measures, unconcern for the people…the intolerable governance…the selfish and personal gains and ambitions over true government.”

“I wanted to pray that the blood of the innocent children on the flight, cry against the people who knew the plane was faulty…cry against the aviation minister…the leaders…Dana airlines to their 3rd and 4th generation…to their unborn generation.” The plane was supposed to fly back empty for goodness sakes…when did profit become more important than human lives and safety?

I could curse the Nigerian government till my lips were bruised and sore, and then continue to curse them all over. I want to…and you might wonder why? Why not?

There was a new article out about the airline and it’s faulty planes days before the crash…now our “president” has declared 3 days mourning…I say we mourn his presidency…we mourn his timid rule and nonchalant governance…bomb blasts in churches every week and he doesn’t acknowledge them…why declare mourning, when this could have been prevented.

What we need is a proactive government, not a reactive one, stupid puppet…yes, I should curse this man and his entire cabinet…their families and anyone associated with their tyranny. I want to scream painful death to them and their kinds all over…

Yet, I choose to pray for peace…peace in the hearts of all who lost their loved ones…just found out one of my cousins, (who is really like a big brother) lost one of his closest friends in the crash, I know this friend…children under age 10 lost both their parents…a 3yr old at a sleep over with friends, lost his parents…a friend lost her childhood friend, who was on the plane with her husband, 4 kids and her mother…I speak peace to the hearts of all involved…

Peace in the heart of Nigeria, peace in the hearts of the common man…peace so calming that it brings newness in the air…peace so comforting it unnerves our leaders…peace so void of human comprehension that it brings an unsettling in our leaders’ minds…peace beyond pain that it causes them to fear.

Yes, I will not curse our puppet like president or his oblivious government…I will not decry their wickedness and personal greed. Today, in this moment; I will speak peace.

May the souls of all those who died in the ill-fated Dana airplane rest in absolute peace…may their families and loved ones find comfort. May Nigeria find peace.


Arise o compatriots
Arise for your beloved

Arise and awaken in prayer
Arise and pray for Nigeria
Arise pray for hope

Hope for the many possibilities
Hope for better opportunities
Hope for the future
Hope for our children

Arise for their sake
For the generation yet unborn
For the questions they will ask
For the answers they deserve

Arise for the best is yet ahead
Arise o compatriots
Arise beloved Nigeria