Friday, 16 February 2018

Let Alone

                            ''Ephraim is joined to idols, let him alone''. Hosea 4:17

                              Life happens!

                             I am my
                             number one
                             arch enemy.

                            My carefree attitude
                            soon caught up
                            with me.

                            I lost my job
                            and the brethren 
                            deserted me.

                          No more
                          pity party!

                          I cried all nights.
                          Sleep elude me.

                         How did I get here?

Monday, 5 February 2018

Get a Life


                                             "O foolish Galatians,
                                               who hath bewitched you..." Galatians 3:1

                                              I didn't move
                                              an inch
                                              from my comfort zone.

                                             I'm always reassured
                                             that one day
                                             manna would fall
                                             from heaven.

                                            Ignorance is a bastard.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Lazy - bones


                           "how long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard?
                             when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep".   Romans 6:9

                            "'We are our habits,
                               We are what we repeatedly do''. ARISTOTLE

                            Excellence of character
                            is a matter of habits.

                          I love sleep.
                          I could lay in bed
                          all day.

                          My job suffers;
                          hunger sets in,
                          I live in abject poverty
                         yet, I pray DAILY    
                         for increase.

                        All will be well

Monday, 29 January 2018

Blind Pharisee

                             "thou blind pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup
                               and the platter, that the outside of them may be clean also." Matt 23:26

                                 Thought, I was 
                                  heaven bound,
                                  but living in a fool's paradise.

                                 I remember vividly
                                 my grandmother's charge to me
                                 when I attained puberty;
                                 to keep myself pure.

                                And it still tingles
                                in my ears
                                till date.

                                 I have sheepishly

Friday, 26 January 2018

Confession of a Foolish Virgin


                             " ...for the children of this world are in their generation wiser
                                than the children of light."   Luke 16 : 8

                                 Oh diary!
                                 I am a virgin
                                 She's a slay queen.

                                I fulfill all righteousness
                                She's an unrepentant sinner.

                               I am a lousy cook
                               She's a star.

                              I laze in bed

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The Foolish Virgins - Excerpt from the Bible

                                                "Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven
                                                  be likened unto ten virgins,
                                                 which took their lamps, and went forth
                                                 to meet the bridegroom.

                                                And five of them were wise,
                                                and five were foolish.

                                              They that were foolish took their lamps,
                                              and took no oil with them.

                                             But the wise took oil in their vessels
                                             with their lamps.

                                            While the bridegroom tarried,
                                             they all slumbered and slept.

                                            And at midnight, there was a cry made,
                                            behold, the bridegroom cometh;
                                            go ye out to meet him.

                                            Then all the virgins arose
                                            and trimmed their lamps.

                                            And the foolish said to the wise,
                                            give us of your oil,
                                            for our lamps are gone out.

                                          But the wise answered, saying,
                                          not so; lest there be not enough for us and you.

                                         But go ye rather to them that sell,
                                         and buy for yourselves.

                                        And while they went to buy,
                                        the bridegroom came;

                                       And they that were ready went in
                                       with him to the marriage:

                                     And the door was shut!"       Matthew 25:1 - 10         




Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A New Chapter

                                  "let us be glad and rejoice,
                                    and give honour to him:
                                   for the marriage  of the lamb
                                   is come, and his wife hath
                                   made herself ready." Revelation 19:7

                                  John had been married previously
                                  But his wife died in  a plane crash.
                                  They had no issue till her death.

                                 I couldn't hide Jerry
                                 From him.
                                He got to meet my son first
                                At the grocery;
                                And in his numerous visits
                                To my home.

                               How he dotted on 
                               My boy!

                             Jerry saw him as a father-figure
                             A vacuum, I can never fill.