Category Archive: Poems

Apr 26

Grateful!

There is a saying amongst the Yoruba that I like. It says, “eni to ba mo inu ro, a mo ope da”. It means the thoughtful will be thankful.I have done a bit of thinking today. And my heart is full of gratitude. Lord I am grateful Grateful for mercies shown Grateful for grace bestowed …

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Apr 06

#InspireMonday: Dark to Light

The pain was stifling The sorrow unbearable Food had lost its flavor Laughter its meaning No more reason for living Hope had been extinguished Bright light had been swallowed by all-consuming darkness Life had been extinguished by death The Master was no more.   He saved me from my demons. I washed his feet with …

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Mar 30

#InspireMonday: The Drop

Happy Monday! It is Holy Week. I wrote the following piece in 2003 and also had it in my book, “The Blessings of Pain” (2004). I hope it blesses you: ________________________________________________________ it was a drop; just a drop of water. all alone on the ocean of the table. alone with none of it’s kind around. …

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Dec 08

#InspireMonday: God of the Weak 2

Happy Monday! Last week I tried to establish that God Almighty is the God of the weak. The weak and powerless can run to Him and not be afraid of being rejected on account of their disabilities. However, I didn’t complete the picture. What happens when the weak and powerless run to God? God’s antecedent …

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Oct 07

A Tribute to Bobby

Bobola Kolawola

You have made the ultimate sacrifice. You were brutally murdered serving Nigeria.   I have many whys Why this tragedy? Why did you join the Nigeria Police Force after the very many years you labored to become a doctor? Why did they post you to Maiduguri? Why did the Boko Haram terrorists not spare you? …

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