A Nation Bleeds

A nation bleeds  Her people groan Heads bowed Knees aground   Her cries for help are not in vain But she despairs too easily  Forgetting the victories of years gone by   If it was not the Lord who has been on her side? She would have been desolate, and empty Begging for the crumbs…

Wonder

What could be more important than spending time with the One who gave me life?

Prisoner of Hope-A Poem

Who am I that He is mindful of me? Why does my heart drum wildly in His presence? Why do I hope for tomorrow even in the midst of a painful present, And the distant echo of a sour past As though I were a prisoner chained to hope. Why bother to explain something that…

Here and Now

Even here Even now Your love surrounds me like a cloak   Even here Where all that should be is emptiness Your life flows more abundantly   I turned my face away from Yours Enthralled by the magnetic pull of the flesh As if it could satisfy the depth of my hungry soul I should…

All This Time

“All this time Since the day that I was born I’ve never known a time like this And I don’t wanna let you down..” – All This Time by Delirious?   There are times in our lives that we feel the weight of change. Sometimes it’s as simple as a change in the weather, clear…

This is War

The battle line is already drawn Soldiers are falling in line Troops are gathering strength The army is getting ready  Every hand is strong Preparing the­ weapons of warfare   In the thick of the battle There are no civilians No fences to sit on No middle grounds to lie on There is only life…

On Thoughts

Hurry now, child Take those thoughts captive Those lies that appear as truth; Running awry in your mind And putting chains on you that I fought to remove Stand up child, Declare the truth that you know And they’ll go scurrying away like the cowards that they are before you- son of God. You know…

The Past, A Poem by Olamide.

The past with all its trappings Came knocking yesterday Bittersweet nothings poured in When I opened the door I gave it an inch It took a mile Dragging along with it, Regret, longing, nostalgia 3 foolish friends who often go everywhere together Luring willing victims in with a lie “The past was much better than…

Time, a poem.

  The wrong way to view time; Time is running out, Like a stack of cards, My plans are falling awry, When will I ever be anything? The right way to view time; Every moment is a blessing, Every second gone, Is one step closer to eternity. Have I made the right choice? ©Olamide Oti,…

On Family

I have always been enamoured with the concept of family, that everyone is connected to someone else. It is amazing that the world as we know it began with two people, Adam and Eve, and now there are over 7 billion of us with diverse tongues, tribes and belief systems each connected to several families….