These monsters that we preach Disguised as advertisements and fun TV shows They lead to this hate that we have now reached Guns passing faster than silly love notes during boring track meets A generation fast fading in neighborhoods unseen Their backs turned to themselves and their dying consciences Hate is glorified in the most lavish of ways Who can curse faster and better? Be the bully to that freckled fatty with redhead Love now larger and farther than a once four letter word Still a heavy burden on the hearts of those who seek to live it Monsters are disguised in the most beautiful of ways Thousand dollar purses on Robertson Boulevard Katherine’s growing baby bump the obsession of many dawns Youths in disdain adults in disarray Corrupt economies on the rise as the chocolate cookies crumble Grease stained fingers pointed in diverse directions Yet those monsters we continue to preach have nothing to do With the hate that we have now reached
A very happy Friday to you!!!
Over the past few days I have been blessed with many awards and kind notes about this blog and humble me, and I just wanted to offer my most heartfelt gratitude. I could never thank you enough.
Many thanks to you all for the continued support, stopping by to read, leaving your kind thoughts and for the friendships…it truly warms my heart every time I hear from you.
Reading through blogs I follow this morning, I read George’s post and he left the kindest notes about some bloggers he follows, and many of them are writers I truly admire and to be thrown in that mix is such a humbling honor…I am quite sure I am undeserving but I accept his generosity happily. Thanks so much George…I really just do this for my heart…and half the time I have no idea what I am doing…still my heart won’t let me be if I don’t’…I will say it always though it would never be quite enough but THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH ALWAYS!!!
I leave you with something that caught my attention this morning during my quiet time…it’s from my morning devotion…it says “it surprises many to learn that the best way to become a good leader is to truly care about the welfare of others…” In my humble opinion, there is just something remarkable and so true about that…and I thought to share it with you.
In the business world, it is said that “A leader is someone who has the ability to influence others” I think therefore there is a leader in you and I…we just have to accept it and influence others for good…be it with our words…our thoughts…talents…abilities and more…
It is my hope that every time I post something here however sensual, silly, controversial, or otherwise it will lift your spirits…cause you to pause…think…and if the need be…act…
Have a peaceful blessed Friday and weekend. I am truly a grateful girl…THANK YOU!!!
Peace & Loveliness Always…GOD BLESS!!
Parrot my foot and imitate these hands shriving timbers from deep down inside This talk of love your empty 4 letter word speaking to my foot my hand responds as needed My mouth mirrors yours in speech or kissing but what do these lips speak but echoes? Traveling down my throat faster than the speed of light your shivering echoes leave loss Lies and much wrong Your four 4 letter word Dust in my wind… And if we must speak of love I need bigger words than those four characters tumbling in the air trapeze artists without nets just skipping past gravity We cannot fly we only tumble By Susan Daniels and Boomie Bol Boomie Bol in Italics
This poem was initiated by a response to my recent Friday Fictioneers post…between Susan and I the words fell out late at night. Susan is a genius at words so this is a mighty honor for me. Thanks again for indulging me Susan .
Sometimes peachy pink, on rare occasions gray Yellow in tune with spring, red flower blossoms in February’s love Money green, honeycomb, juicy butter suckles That color of passion love and lust Are all in this blending her She is more than this black or caramel brown colored skin That you and your color blinded kind Only wish to see
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
I await with eager anticipation
This unseen joy
That keeps my heart thumping fast
Heavy set drum rolls incomparable
Gentle rain outisde my foggy window
Reassuring me of victory…
Americans have the opportunity like no other
A chance to get their voices heard by voting their choice
And though some may scoff and mock the democratic process
This is not the time to sit back and play cynic
Nor be an advocate for misanthrope
Many have been killed for this chance at progress and advancement
Millions will give anything for such possibilities in their own world
So come tomorrow and the many election years that follow
Do something bigger than yourself
Get out and vote
A lot depends on it
* It is all over the news, and many of us are tired of it all already… not to worry, it is almost over. Until then, if you are American and can vote…may I please ask that you do so. A lot depends on it, you see…I know nations that will give anything to have what is remotely close to the democratic process in America. This is bigger than just America…they say “when America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold” it is so true…the world is watching this election and we can send a powerful message by doing our part. Get out and vote for the person you trust to do the job…a lot depends on it. THANK YOU!*
What is the price of an education
Taken so freely for granted by many
We skip class and drop out of school
How much is it to be free
These days as a woman
Undefined by tradition and expectations
What is the price of forgiveness
For an act no doubt wrong
yet not unpardonable or
undeserving of compassion?
How much does it cost
To set aside inhumanity
wickedness and evil disguising
As “culture” “religion” “justice”
And many such terms
Just to be humane (kind)
What is the price of honesty
Patriotism and true humanity (compassion)
When bottomless pockets can easily be filled
languishing in inherited penury
Passed down four/five generations
No definite end in sight soon
What is the price of human consciousness
And simple decency…
or should we just keep killing ourselves
to find out…
*For Malala, #ALUU4, and mankind.
My heart is tired tonight…I am hoping that releasing these words can, and will help me feel better…special thanks to Susan for helping me out on the above poem.
THOUGHTS OF (ON) HUMAN KINDNESS
Thoughts of (on) humanity
Crowding this heavy heart
I wish the world would live as one
Ill and evil disguised as all sorts
A scary fable of old
Perhaps I am a child
Or a foolish dreamer
Still it is my deepest and most
A burning desire in this weary heart of mine
That we will get it as a people
And as much as it is in our power
We become genuinely kind to one another
Happy Independence day Nigeria! 52 years of independence from the British Colonial doesn’t at all sound or seem like a long time ago.
I have posted many notes on Nigeria, and Africa; but today I want to celebrate this country. On this Independence Day, I want to acknowledge the amazing people from all parts of Nigeria, who have continued to show resilience and strength time and time again.
I carry Nigeria in my heart daily, even though I am worlds away from her. I pray always that she comes to know true leadership, equality, peace, and justice.
Nigeria is a country blessed with many resources, and highly intelligent people, who continue to make a difference in the world, in their own little way. Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Fela, and Dr. Funmi Olopade are some of the notable and remarkable Nigerians that come to mind.
I want to acknowledge millions of Nigerians who daily fight and struggle for better lives for themselves, and their children…often going unrecognized, and unappreciated.
I celebrate the land of my birth
Blowing green white green in the air
I pledge to uphold her goodness
In my heart and in my world
Daily praying for her peace
Unity and freedom
Freedom from ill and immorality
Freedom from corruption and injustice
I celebrate the land of my ancestors
Offering up adulations to heroes past
I celebrate their accomplishments
Though the horns of victory
Cannot yet be blown
Land of my forefathers
I pray peace on you this day
That our children may know you as home
Not forsaking you even as the world unites as one
I pray you come to the realization of your destiny
Be rid of your afflictions and plagues
Aches that have beset your paths
Ills that have dogged your steps
Seemingly from times past
I celebrate you in prayers
And with deliberate adulation
May you bloom in Africa
Shining brightly in (to) the rest of the world
Thus bringing hope to your environs
As young children
Our future leaders
Victoriously marching in the streets
Immorality and mindless pollutions
A distant thing of your past
It is my hope and prayer that, 52 years from now, Nigeria will be living up to its full potential. Free from corruption, immorality, and any trait that overshadows her strengths and capabilities.
It is my hope that we will someday soon raise leaders who would change the face of the world forever, individuals who genuinely carry patriotism in their hearts, and put their beloved country first.
Join me in celebrating this nation, and offering up a prayer for her and the many other African nations…there is undiscovered and untapped potential in that part of the world.
Nigeria, I celebrate you today! Your best days are ahead of you, happy Independence Day to my fellow Nigerians. Here’s to better years!!!
Naija òní bàjë!!!
Arise, O Compatriots” (1978–present) Nigerian National Anthem
Arise, O compatriots,
Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain,
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
O God of creation
Direct our noble cause
Guide thou our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.