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FAREWELL

Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.

Songs of Solomon 8:4 New Living Translation (NLT)

 

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Adieu

The winds bear the tales of your departure

Your heels pressing into the sand

With every step

Imprinting

My heavy heart

Struggling to beat

I fear for my life.

 

 

Adieu

It really is true

Turn and face me

I dare you!

Give me something to remember

Other than the back of your head

My pleas, dead in my throat

I fear for my sanity

 

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HE SAYS HE LOVES ME…

But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there.

Hosea 2:14 New Living Translation (NLT)
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He says he loves me.

I say he doesn’t .

 

 

I occupy his thoughts all day

He says it is the truth

I am not Omnipresent

I am at my desk all day

I say he is a liar.

 

 

A day in my company is uncountable blessings

He says he means it

I am with myself all the time

I keep myself company too

My bank account says he is a tell tale.

 

 

I am very pretty

He says he is being honest

Mirror Mirror on the wall

My eyes also see it all

I say he is blind

 

 

I am amazing

He says he doesn’t give compliments easily

Wonder Woman is amazing

Still doesn’t make her real.

I say he is ignorant.

 

 

He says he loves me.

I say he is a fool.

 

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S IS FOR SARAH

Guard your heart above all else,  for it determines the course of your life.

Proverbs 4:23 New Living Translation (NLT)
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S is for Steve,

Selfish

Steve before all

Steve after Steve

Steve during Steve

It’s all about Steve

 

 

S is for Salaudeen

Stupid

Senselessly acting

Sorry always

Slow to keep up

Save him from himself

 

 

 

S is for Sheriff

Stylish

Suited up at dawn

Silky Shirts at dusk

Suede Shoes on Sundays

Slave to fashion

 

 

 

S is for Solomon

Smart

Seven steps ahead

Silent killer

Sapiosexual

Simply intelligent

 

 

S is for Sam

Sly

Smooth talking snake

Sliding into your thongs

Sneaking into your heart

Stay away from him

 

S is for Sarah

Sarah was conquered by Steve

Sarah couldn’t save Salaudeen

Sarah lost Sheriff to Master Fashion

Sarah was ten steps behind Solomon

Sarah refused to stay away from Sam

 

 

 

S is for Sarah

S is for sorry

S is for Suicidal

Sarah definitely has a death wish.

 

P.S This post was inspired by a TLC task to write a short piece on any of the alphabets.

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THE ULTIMATE VIRTUOUS WOMAN

Charm and grace are deceptive, and [superficial] beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:30 Amplified Bible (AMP)
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Who is she?

An excellent woman

She is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous,
Her value is more precious than jewels;

Her worth is far above rubies or pearls.

 

 

She is Abigail

When she speaks, her words are wise

Nabal’s life

Extended by one day

David’s hands

Prevented from commiting murder.

 

 

She is Deborah

She is clothed with strength

She is not afraid of the future

A prophet and a Judge

Going to war for Israel

With cowardly and faithless Barak

 

 

She is Dorcas

Her hands ever outstretched to the needy,

Her arms refuge for the poor

Her kindness

Brought her back

Made others believe

In Peter’s God

 

 

She is Esther

Dressed in Fine linen and Purple gown

Beautiful on the outside

Fearless yet fearing the Lord

Submitting to His will

Ready to die for her people

‘If I perish, I perish.’

 

 

She is you, and you.

She is here, and there.

She is real.

You are real

There are many virtuous women

Outside these walls,

And capable too,

But you, yes you, surpass them all.

 

P.S I had written this poem for our sister’s weekend in Church. It is befitting to however share it here. The past few days have been the birthdays of a number of the virtuous women that I know. Happy Birthday Akuegbu Adaeze, Anyika Chineze, Famuyibo Ojuolape, and Igbinosun Bertha. You are all amazing! God bless you and keep you. May you remain a source of favour to everyone around you (Amen.)

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LOVE

 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
THE CROSS
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Falling in love,

I always imagined,

Would be like this –

An epiphany

My eyes would capture your entirety

And my nose, awakened by your musk

My ear drums teased by the sound

Created by the blood dancing in your veins

My thirst rests on the tip of my tongue

My skin burns in anticipation

Of you

Falling in Love

I never imagined

Would be like this –

Perfection

Wealthy

But finding fulfillment in penury

Free

Yet willingly yoked

Pure

Although thoroughly deflowered

Strong

Even when unrepentantly supple

Yet complete

Because of You.