Free in chains

What can be more precious
Than to be free;
Free to go where you like;
Free to do what you like;
Free to say what you want;
Free to go or not to go;
Free to talk or not to talk;
Free to sing your own song;
Free to dance your own dance;
Free to go up or down
The mountain of your choice;
Free to marry or stay single;
Free to have children or not;
But no one is all that free;
We are free and not free.
Free in chains;

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In his hands

Everyone has a destiny;
But whatever it is,
No one can say;
The author alone knows;
But who will find him?
And ask him?
His name is God;
And His abode is heaven;
There he dwells
With his angels and saints;
And there, you can find him;
Nut also you can find him
Right where you stand;
He’s everywhere.
Invisible but present;
With power beyond measure.
Omnipotent, omnipresent.
In his hands, your destiny.

Life After death

Don’t be the greatest fool ever;
The greatest fool
Who ever lived;
And anyone who lives
Ohnly for now
And cares less about eternity;
How foolish is such a one!
To say there is no eternity
Because you don’t understand
Is foolishness of the top rank;
Who knew there was
A world like ours
Before they came to live here?
You found yourself here;
And you will find yourself leaving at a time you least expected;
Or desired;
My friend,
Be wise and accept
What millions have believed
Down the centuries:
That there is life after death;
Maybe you died in one world
Before you were born
Into this world;
What stops you
From being born
Into another world
When you die and leave
This world?
There’s life after life.
Or should I say
I believe in life after death?

Smelling evil

My heart bleeds with tears;
What I see
Is what is making it bleed;
I cannot believe my own eyes;
How does a human being
Snuff life out of a fellow human being
So brutally like an animal
Slaughtered on a slab?
Who can stand the stench
That fills the air,
And so totally pollutes it?
Decaying human bodies
Litter the whole place;
Fruit of tbe darkened hearts
Of misguided, evil-possessed souls of some mortals;
Sorrow flows in my veins.
I pray God to put an end
To these barbaric acts
of inhumanity.
Let this smelling evil stop.
And let my heart bled no more.

Taking care

Taking care of others,
Is a good thing
To do;
The Lord wants it so;
It’s a corporal work
Of mercy;
That draws a smile
From heaven for you;
So you do it;
And do it well;
But, while you do that;
Don’t fail
To take care of yourself;
That is a duty
Bound on you by heaven;
You will pay dearly
If you fail
To accomplish it;
Take care of others;
But first thing,
Take care of yourself.

Great childhood dreams

When I was a little kid so many years ago, I was eaten up wholly from inside by ambition. Great were my dreams. They could only be likened to the size of an elephant.

I yearned to become outstanding; the pride of my country; and why not the world?

In high esteem, I have always held anyone who distinguishes himself or herself in life in any way.

I wanted also to distinguish myself.

Right in those very early years, I never saw why I should not become what I wanted to be. I saw the way widely open for me. I could visualize greatness coming. I felt set apart.

Yet, I did not fold my arms and wait. I knew that good things would not happen on their own. Hence, I worked very hard.

I believed in hard work. I have always believed in hard work. I believed hard work was the key that would unlock the door of greatness for me.

Since then, I have never stopped working hard.

Yet, today, so many years in old age, I am kilometers away from the finishing line of those youthful aspirationss. The challenges have been enormous. Many great opportunities have slipped through my fingers to someone else. I have had a galore of moments of discouragement. I have failed many times, but I have never let my resolve drop from its height.

Many times when I take up my head, I see the ceiling of my dreams so far off. To many, my summit is unattainable. Yet, I have not given up. The temptation to give up is underperforming.

I am resolute. I will stay on course. I will continue to climb one step after another. My eyes will remain focused on where I want to go: my destination is the same, clear and precise; the mountaintop.

I will do all I can do. I will put in my best. But for the outcome of my efforts, I allow it to God to decide. I am fully aware that no matter how hard and how brilliantly I may work, victory will only come from God.

Though I speak so firmly, I must be honest to admit I sometimes get really worried; and doubt and fear, far from sparing me, are quick to grip me.

This explains why I always appreciate when doses of encouragement are dropped into my cup; and they fly in both from people I know and people I don’t know. If you have such words for me, the joy will be mine.

Accept my heartfelt thanks for reading as I wait with saliva in my mouth to hear from you.

The sky is my springboard; the universe, my limit.

If you like to know, these dreams are not for me alone. They are also my dreams for you. And I am convinced unless you give up,they will come true for you.

I have no doubt you may doubt, thinking them farfetched; but let me assure you, they are attainable. They are possible.

In life, many things which seem impossible are possible; and it is hard to know what you can do until you try.

Try! Go for your loftiest dreams. Keep their candle alight and you won’t believe what will happen. You will achieve lofty dreams.

What’s happening?

What is happening?
I don’t understand;
Does anyone do?
Please, do tell me;
It bids my imagination;
And that’s the world;
Many are things
We can’t understand;
And can’t say
Why they happen
As they do;
You may rack your brain,
But no answer will come;
Rack and rack,
Still, there will be no answer;
Just so hard;
One must take
Certain things
As they come;
Nothing we can do;
That’s the way;
The only way;
I agree!
Take certain things
As they come.
Not everything, though.
Certain things;
Take them as they come.
Don’t seek to have
An explanation
For everything.