Tuesday, 24 May 2016
"For this my son was dead, and he is alive again;
He was lost, and is found...." Luke 15:24
It was with mixed feelings
That Moses left for
Iyamoyong, a village in Cross River State.
His mother, Ekaete
Was at first, startled.
"This must be his ghost," she said.
Monday, 23 May 2016
"O give thanks unto the Lord;......
For his mercy endureth forever." Psalm 136:1
Dr Johnson filed a missing person report
And placed an ad in a popular local newspaper.
He stood as surety for Moses;
And after satisfying all legal requirements,
Moses was granted bail and set free.
Friday, 20 May 2016
"Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions: Psalm 132:1
Moses was well attended to by the Nurses
And he was resuscitated back to life.
A 3-day bed rest was recommended by Dr Johnson
And he was referred to the General Ward.
Dr Johnson has soft spot for Moses
And kept wondering what could
Have led such a promising
Young chap to police custody.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
"Until the time that his word came:
The word of the Lord tried him." Psalm 105:19
In broad daylight,
Moses became a prisoner
For no just cause.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
"For the Lord heareth the poor,
And despiseth not his prisoners" Psalm 69:33
As he walked bare-footed
Under the scorching sun,
He could only glance at the food
He had vowed never to steal again
After the trauma he survived
He would rather die hungry
Than being a glorified day robber.
He sat down
Beside the beggars
On the streets of Lagos
When he could no longer
Bear the heat of the scorching sun
At his feet.
Within the twinkle of an eye,
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
"I am poor and needy, and my
heart is wounded within me" Psalm 109:22
Moses woke up with migraine,
The reason could not be far fetched;
He didn't eat anything last night.
He thanked God
For yet another day
And prayed for better days
Not so long after
He had prayed,
Monday, 16 May 2016
"Bread of deceit is sweet to a man;
But afterwards his mouth shall
Be filled with gravel" Proverbs 20:17
Don't let him go,
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Before Christ was born,
His destiny had been foretold.
Had compassion on Moses
For he was destined
To be a deliverer of Israel.
The counsel of God
Stands forever; Genesis 37:18-28
Joseph's brothers fought
Yet, he became a Prime Minister
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:
But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them
Shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13
After Jenny's lamentation,
I decided to be of help if
She promised to turn a new leaf.
It was very glaring that she was
Fed up with her way of life.
I invited her to Church
And was not too surprised
That she heed the altar call.
I was glad..
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
"There is a way which seemth right
Unto a man, but the end thereof
Are the ways of death." Proverbs 14:12
Shortly after my honeymoon,
I had a frank face to face chat
I was particularly disturbed and
Flabbergasted by her miserable look...
Monday, 9 May 2016
"And when the king came in to see the guests...
........ Friend,how camest thou in hither not having
A wedding garment?........" Matthew 22:11-12
We matched into the beautifully
Decorated hall with the bridal train,
Guests were already seated;
And they gave us a standing ovation.
It was a funfair;
Eating, drinking, dancing
And merry making.
We took beautiful snapshots
With family, friends and well- wishers.
However, just before the closing remark
By the bridegroom,
There was a loud noise
At the gate.
Friday, 6 May 2016
"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
I walked down the aisle
In the arms of my loving father
And stood in front of the priest.
Paul was already waiting;
Thursday, 5 May 2016
"For wisdom is a defence,
And money is a defence,
But the excellency of knowledge
Is that wisdom giveth life to
Them that have it" Ecclesiastes 7:12
After much counselling
I got financial support to
Enrol in the School of Nursing.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
"If the foundations be destroyed
What can the righteous do?" Psalm 11:3
I didn't know how to pray,
But I knew the Lord's prayer.
Everyday, when I wake up,
I recited the Lord's prayer
And this continued for a while.
Then, one day,
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
"Wealth maketh many friends,
But a poor man is separated from
His neighbour" Proverbs 19:4
Jenny and I had parted ways.
She was damn too lucky;
One of her many drug baron
Had flown her abroad.
No close pal or confidante any more.
I was rather unfortunate,
Nobody wants to be my friend any more.
I had no money to throw around,
I was left to fate.