Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Moses Heads To The Village




 



                         "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

Meet The Johnsons





                           "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

Favoured






                                     "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

Behind Bars





                             "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

Square Peg in a Round Hole





                                          "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
                                         Being hawked,
                                         He had vowed never to steal again
                                         After the trauma he survived
                                        Yesterday.
                                        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

At a Crossroads

      

                                   "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
                                  Ahead.



                                Not so long after
                                He had prayed,

Monday, 16 May 2016

Hungry Moses





                      "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,
                      Thief! thief!
                      Ole! Ole!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Child of Destiny






                                Oh diary!
                                Before Christ was born,
                                His destiny had been foretold.
                                Pharaoh's daughter
                                Had compassion on Moses
                                For he was destined
                                To be a deliverer of Israel.




                              Oh diary!
                              The counsel of God
                              Stands forever; Genesis 37:18-28
                              Joseph's brothers fought
                              Aggressively against
                              His destiny,
                              Yet, he became a Prime Minister
                               In Egypt.



         
                          Oh diary!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Gift of Salvation








                                "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..
                            So glad.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Jenny's Tales of Woe and Agony







                                    "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
                                    With Jenny.
                                    I was particularly disturbed and
                                    Flabbergasted by her miserable look...

Monday, 9 May 2016

The Estranged Guest







                         "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

Holy Matrimony








                       "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

A New Beginning








                            "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
                           And encouragement,
                           I got financial support to
                           Enrol in the School of Nursing.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

God of a Second Chance



     

                             "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

Finding Mercy






                          "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.