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Strength for Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be good

Take one step at a time

Send all the fears on errand

To a place they won’t be able to find their way back-eddaz

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Bill Gates, Micheal Angelo, Mark Zuckerberg, David Koch.

Don’t let YESTERDAY take up too much of today- the struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for TOMORROW

Remind yourself that it’s OK not to be perfect.

Today was good today.

Today was fun.

Tomorrow is another one- Dr Seuss

 

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Monday Moments

Wake up to a bright new day,

A day filled with promises and enthusiasm,

Look higher than high,

Letting go of the moments of unjust;

Monday stares at you while you wrap yourself in the quest,

Tools picked out of the crumble,

Lo Monday here I come to conquer,

Goals set,

Action taken,

Motion in progress,

Achievements realized,

Victory is mine for the taking,

I AM A WINNER!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Frail Not Hail Nation

Peace derailed

from layer to layer

beneath the corrupt hawk lies

living flamboyantly

like there’s no tomorrow.

Laws bastardized

injustice to the poor

the pretentious snake looking for prey

the strong are growing frail

insecurity reigning, smiles fading.

 Follow not

the ways of the careless jug head

stand firm, wail until you are heard.

write, until the books are full

knock, until the doors are open.

Peace be recovered

Lawlessness redefined

Follow the path to a great nation.

The post is in response to the daily prompt. Frail.

 

The Storm Is Over Now

Storm raged my inner being

almost wrenched out my heart

with fierce agony, I walked down the streets

dogs barking at me

flies created settlement in my filthy hair

I staggered around dragging my feet

nowhere to go

while contemplating suicide

the lord appeared

he wiped away my tears

held me in his arms

fed me

clothed me

he  shamed the demons

and set me free

here I am today, the storm is over

I can see the light now as heaven has smiled down on me.

 

I have always loved this song written and produced by R. Kelly, it was released back then in year 2000. Please enjoy it as much as I do. It’s a music that will take you back memory lane, ginger your spirit, revive your inner mind, set you on the motion path of inspiration to determination, to survive and succeed regardless of all obstacles.

Storms will always wither away, just if only we are patient and believe we will make it. We all go through storms, no one on this earth is an exception, the strong one will stand the test of time.

Everyone including me has a story to tell, the good, bad, ugly and stimulating ones. We shall have good stories to tell as we remain firm, strong and faithful for others to learn from it and also have hope to move on.

This post is in response to the one word prompt. Storm.

 

The Journey

I set out on a journey with high expectations.

I met tribulations, trials, rage, stampede,

I cried from pain,

I feared for my life,

I stumbled in shame,

I fell from being tired.

I said to myself,

I never knew the journey would be this tough.

 

Along my way, they appeared to me,

Knowledge,Wisdom, Understanding,

Each one of them showed me the light,

They said to me successful people are not gifted;

They just work hard,

Then succeed on purpose,

Never give up.

 

I rose up unsure of what awaited me,

I moved on with determination,

But cried out in confusion,

Can a journey be this far?

Can a journey be this tough?

Can I survive this journey?

Can I stand the test of time?

Why so much thunderstorms?

Why is the road so rough and narrow?

 

I dried my tears never giving up.

I  continued with the journey,

I walked with bold steps.

I brought out the sword with the words,

Which I had long forgotten,

And it said to me;

Trust in the Lord on your long journey.

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord,

And whose hope the Lord is-Jeremiah 17:7

 

There was a rough tousle of wind,

And I heard,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And do not rely on your own understanding.

Acknowledge him in all your ways,

And he will make your paths straight- Proverbs 3:5-6.

 

I have journeyed far,

The journey has turned me into a success story.

A journey everyday that has unfolded passionate discoveries.

 

This post is in response to the one word prompt. Journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest- My Love Forever

Remember

That day you walked into my life,

You knocked at my door,

Stood there at my door post,

Like an angel sent to relinquish me,

From my world of loneliness.

I let down my guard,

Couldn’t resist your look of innocence,

My world was wide open for you,

You asked me to let you in.

 

Remember

The first day at dinner table,

You sat down across me,

The candle light flickered across your face.

Oh, those beautiful eyes,

That drew me into your soul.

You had a taste of my meal,

Like I could have a taste of you,

You asked for more.

 

 

Remember

The first day my tongue curled around yours,

Sweet tongue lashing kiss,

Dived into your ocean of electrifying suspense,

My heart raced timelessly,

Thought it would pop out.

I felt no guilt holding you,

In my hands, In my home, as my guest,

It was not against your will,

You asked for more.

 

Remember

The first time I felt your body,

Against mine; The chemistry

Yes the chemistry,

It flowed through my veins,

Tickling me to life of untold savor,

You consumed my hungry body,

Satisfied my quench for desire,

I basked in sexual gratification,

I didn’t wait for you to ask for more,

I gave you all of me.

 

Remember

I knew you not,

From nowhere, whence you came from,

You were my guest,

You standing at my porch was all my life needed,

Be it an Alien, a thief of the night, an angel,

I cared less,

I knew deep in my soul,

You were the one,

And now we are bound together,

Forever we shall be together.

 

This post is in response to the one word prompt. Guest.

Shattered Glass

My heart,

Transparent like a glass,

See through my innocent soul.

Trying to pave through my heart?

Tender as it is?

Do you not see?

that mounting on my heart,

shatters me,

to bits and pieces too tiny,

cannot be put back into shape.

Can be shaped back together?

How?

Will it be the same again?

Same way it was before?

Or stronger?

Like starting all over again?

Why then treat heart that way?

When all you have to do,

is to tread with care,

not break heart into pieces,

care for heart as you care for your life.

This post is in response to one word prompt. Glass.

In the Midst of Darkness

Catastrophic events, trials, tribulations,

Flows in the part of life,

A necessity it is,

Encapsulating darkness to give rise to destruction.

Fought at the war front to break it into fragments,

Rebuffed, declined, refused,

Light is unleashed when the capsule cracks open.

 

Skin filled with filth of darkness,

Tossed away with spiritual cleansing,

Like the waves washed the shore.

A bright new skin is given birth to,

And Light comes forth.

 

in the midst of darknessThe heart corrupt with evil,

Calling forth darkness to overtake,

Will break open and through the eyehole shall light find it’s way in,

And shall call out the darkness,

To love, kindness, peace, togetherness, humility.

 

Nations engulfed with war,

Killings, Kidnappings, Abuses,

Why fill your domain with darkness?

Nothing good comes out of it,

Why seek for the power of the dark side?

Rebuke it, let it be banished,

Receive light for it will take you to the higher side.

 

Darkness and light have no place together

I hug light tightly to my bosom,

For darkness not to prevail.

Because I belong to the light,

I will not be overshadowed,

World overwhelmed by darkness is for a while,

Light will show forth, it cannot be consumed,

It can never be consumed.

We call out to light in one accord and embrace it like a child.

 

This post is in response to the one word prompt. Darkness.

 

 

Layers of Thy Journey

Journey granted,

Overwhelming emotions of blissfulness,

Imperfect, unstable, humanistic I was.

 Dissected layers of trials in trust to me,

I had little knowledge of,

Which befell my course.

I presumed, dared with so much confidence,

Amazing how far I have gone without noticing,

Segments have grown tall into the amazon.

Satisfaction not remitted,

but emitted,

Grudgingly I step,

not stumbling,

but humbling.

Still on the path to clinched victory.

This post is in response to the one word prompt. Layers.

 

 

 

 

Who’s In That Mirror

Look beyond your insecurities,

They are just obstacles.

Look beyond your fears,

They are just your imaginations.

Look beyond the voice in your head causing negativity,

It’s just an illusion.

Look beyond that mirror,

Who do you see?

The physical appearance of yourself is a perception of what you see in the mirror. Take a few bold steps to the mirror now, look closely…. A little bit closer…. Behind the physique which comprises of your body, face, legs, nose, eyes, arms. WHO DO YOU SEE?

who's in that mirror

Did you recognize yourself?

Something lurks behind it that you have never even taken cognizance of. If you didn’t see it then that means you need to get a better mirror. Smile if you want to… I bet the last time you looked into the mirror was to brush your teeth, shave beards, put on the make-up or maybe dress up to see how lovely you look.

You have most likely failed to see the past, future, failures, achievements, warning signs, visions, sadness, joy, growth…The things that have journeyed this far with you to see the “presumed physical image”.

Do you like what you see?

You have obviously changed since the last time you really saw yourself in the mirror, not the checking up your physical appearance routine thing! This is a question only you can answer; some of us see ourselves through the eyes of people we think know us so well but do they have those same eyes that look into that mirror? Big question

who's in that mirror

The quicker you connect with the person in the mirror, the earlier it will increase your self awareness. You get to understand yourself better, your strengths, weaknesses, fear… Secrets about yourself which you have been avoiding will be exposed to you right there and then, it’s not as bad as you might think, it only helps you in the journey of life.

The first time I practiced this, I was initially intimidated by my own image, I was like “who’s that strange person?” but I put it off as a bluff after more attempts. Now I know better because I have looked and gone beyond.

Do it now, search your soul, see yourself, know yourself!