By Nelson Vincent.
If you have lifes, live.
Iya Sikira paddles her feet
From Genesis to Revelation
Her husband, Baba Suberu
Has no remote for his home
Aunty Janeti too
The first daughter,
In like manner
Strolls aimlessly from bed to bed
The glory between her legs
Is perused by cows and dogs
He has a long chain
Plus a market list of ladies
His roll call of the captured and the prey.
One, two, three and four
Baba Suberu numbers his concubines
This family is a nation
who do we blame?
Moral Negligence or What?
It's One Road, One Vehicle.
(This poem discusses moral negligence. It largely contains words in the yoruba language, a South Western dialect in Nigeria.)
I was a poisonous gas (Chlorine)
Before you came into my life (Sodium)
Your presence brought newness
Into my very person
I never knew the sweetness of life
Until people savour me at your presence.
In the dawn of time
My old name was erased from the heart of men
Even Jesus understood the chemical composition of our love
By calling us the salt of this world.
Life seemed vile until you came.
My happiness was trapped in you
I have conquered the whole world by holding your hands, Sodium.
Together, we add value daily to many.
Olaniyi Olagundoye is a Christian poet and blogger.
Bible Verse=> Luke 15:11-19
The prodigal son was once under his father's roof, fellowshipping with him, day and night. Suddenly, he made a decision [to leave his father's will and to do his own will]. And as a good father, "he gave him whatsoever he would". The prodigal son followed his decision to gratify his fleshy desires in opposition to the thoughts of the father.
Are you like this prodigal son?
How is your fellowship with God like? [Fellowshipping with God entails true worship, studying the Scriptures, prayer, etc.] Is it growing, stagnant or declining? The last two shows a backsliding state. Oh! You're busy? You see, God understands. He understands that you can be busy with normal everyday life AND STILL HAVE A GOOD TIME FOR HIM. Yes, He understands! That's why He has given you the Holy Spirit to HELP you [with everything all together]. He's powerful!
Still the question.
Are you like this prodigal son? What about those fleshy desires? Desire to get mad, watch pornography, masturbate, fornicate, lie, etc. What is your weakness? Do they control you instead of God's Spirit? (Galatians 5:16).
Beware of backsliding, that's the only way you can be cured.
After a while, the prodigal son needed food, just as some need spiritual food [to overcome]. The prodigal son ran to his father who had this food in abundance (Luke 15:17). He understood that his father was wealthy. Dear reader, you need to understand that God has what will make you thrive [spiritually, health-wise, ministerially, etc] in abundance. Run to Him for help today. That's the cure. Trust Him, He will surely restore you as His child, ("for this my SON" Luke 15:24) and strengthen you more.
N. B.: From verse 17, the change only came when he came back to his senses. As the restored sheep, you came back because of the consciousness that you're away. This consciousness is there because of God's love. Do not despise backsliders. Pray for them.
If you have backslided, please, say this prayer:
Oh Lord, thank you for your grace. I am sorry for going outside your will. Please restore me in Jesus' name. Amen.
Please intercede for all backsliders:
God, thank you for your grace. Please make all backsliders conscious of their backsliding state and let them return to you in Jesus' name. Amen.
Thank you very much for your time.
God bless you. Shalom.
Death, why would you take Rita?
I expected the loud "lub"
From the heart of this good sister
Who passed out in the bathtub
Lo! I heard no sound
I heard the doctor say
"Lord! No! She can't die"
I heard my loud thin scream
"She is not dead
But has come to rest
She will rise instead
When I come for the blessed."
1 Thessalonians 4:13, But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.