My faithful friends

Faithful friends I have;
I love my faithful friends;
For they are the ones
I so much value;
Who keep me going,
All year long;
In darkness and in light;
When I am happy
And when I,in sadness swim;
I can’t say
What I would have been
Without them.
They are my treasure,
They are my gold;
I count on them for much;
And they never fail me;
Even when the going is hard,
They are there for me;
Fidelity, the stock in trade
Above everything else.
Sweet lovely friends;
So much I love my faithful friends.
My heart will always
Go for you.

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Mighty king

As we start a new year,
I want to stop, quietly,
And count my blessings;
I will take one at a time;
And I will count them;
To remind myself
Of the Lord’s goodness;
What he has done for me;
And how generous he is;
I know, of course,
That my God is good;
A living and faithful God,
Who will always do
As he has promised.
Mighty heavenly king;
I pledge fidelity to him,
As long as I live.

Faithful friends

I do really admire you
My faithful friends;
You are the kind of friends
Everybody needs;
But, unfortunately,
You are so scarce
To find;
What we mostly find
Are unfaithful friends;
Fake friends;
Who will be with you,
When the going is good
For you,
And part ways
When the going is bad
For you.
Call them fake friends;
For indeed,
That is what they are;
Friends
Who cannot be trusted;
Friends
Who cannot be counted on;
Friends
Who cannot stand for you
In light and in darkness;
When the rain is pouring
As when the sun is shining;
You have proven your fidelity, faithful friends;
I love you, faithful friends;
You are, to me, great souls;
Being what many cannot be,
You are great souls;
The blessings of fidelity
Await you.
Oh! my great, faithful friends!

A Bitter pill to swallow(love poem 109 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Bitter pill;
Bitter pill;
Bitter pill to swallow;
If I cheat on you,
I give you
A bitter pill to swallow;
If you cheat on me
You give me
A bitter pill to swallow;
And should we give such a pill
To each other?
We vowed for fidelity;
Do you remember?
That was our marital vow;
And an obligation to respect.
Shall we?

Fidelity is priceless

Fidelity is priceless;
Who agrees?
Who disagrees?
Better
A faithful companion
Than a smart one;
A faithful companion
Will serve
Better
Than a smart companion;
A smart companion
Will be smart
Even to you;
And that may pull down
The edifice;
A faithful companion
Will gather
The broken pieces
And stand with you
As you rebuild.
Do not go for
A smart companion;
For fear you may cry;
Go for
A faithful companion.
To say the least,
Fidelity is priceless.

The Christian couple

How are Christian couples seen by others? Do Christian couples truly love themselves as husband and wife? Do Christian couples respect their marital vows? Can a Christian spouse die for the other?

Read this story:

Robbers entered a house and asked for all the money
and valuables.
After they had collected what they could, they gave the
man of the house a gun with instructions to
shoot his wife or else he would be shot himself.
The man got the gun, pointed it at his wife and hesitated.
He is thought of what he had gone through in life
with his wife and how she had suffered and sacrificed for him.
He handed back the gun to the gang leader and said, “I am sorry I can’t do this…”
The gang leader silently grabbed the gun from him and passed it on to his wife with the
same instruction to shoot her husband or be shot.
The wife got the gun and without any single hesitation pointed it to her husband’s head and pulled
the trigger.
Luckily for the man, there were no bullets in the gun.

The robbers got their gun
and walked out of the house laughing.

Question for discussion:
1. If you were the man in that house and a Christian man, how would
you react towards your Christian
wife?
2. If you were the wife, and a Christian wife, what explanation would you
give to your
husband?
3. If you as a proud Christian were invited to advice Christian couples using this story, what advice
would you give them?

I kept the vow you broke (poem No. 89 from 100 poems for my sweetheart by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

When you stop looking
At me
Straight in my eyes,
And would not let me
Look into
Your own eyes,
I know your love for me
Is dead and gone,
And if not buried,
Soon to be;
When you would not smile
To me as freely as before
And your smile is no longer
The broad smile
That I knew and loved,
I know your love for me
Is dead and gone;
And if not buried,
Soon to be;
When you start moving
Away from me
To answer your calls,
A thing which you never
Did before,
And I see worry on your face
When I try to glance at
The messages coming
Into your phone,
I am left with no doubt
Your love for me
Has decamped.
But I am taking it
With calm courage,
Let no one deceive you;
It’s not easy;
How can it be?
After all that we have
Been through together?
An inseparable pair,
We looked;
An inspiration to many,
To know that at the sunset
Of our love,
You left me in the cold,
Into the arms of another.
Is torturing;
It pains so much;
Especially as you were truly
An angel!
The devil has carried a trophy;
But I will be strong,
And make as if I knew nothing
About what’s going on;
While I wait for my day,
Which I know is not far;
I know you and your new love
Celebrate your success
Thinking you have succeeded
To fool me to keep trusting you;
What you don’t know is
I know more than you know;
I know everything,
But what is the use?
Go on if it makes you happy.
I love you and like to know
You are happy.
One day you will know
When I am no longer there,
That I knew everything,
But opted to close my eyes
Since what you did made you happy.
I am so proud on my part
I have never
Broken the vow I took before
God to stay faithful to you;
I am so proud of myself.
You can see I am not the fool
You take me to be.
I have won because
I kept
The vow you broke.

Can you avert a love crash-land?

Your advent into my life
Marked the threshold
Of a tumultuous love epic
Whose destination is not
More than the object of
Pure speculation;
The stormy weather
Of our adventure
Is sourced to a winter
Of fidelity and responsibility;
When honesty takes flight
Through the window,
And responsible action planted
In a desert,
Peace and harmony cannot stand
The temptation to pack bag
And baggage
And start an unknown journey;
Marital vows must cease to be
A formality
In the matrimonial expedition
For crash landing to be averted.

Don’t push your spouse into infidelity: 3 things to note

Many marriages are ruined by infidelity.

Some spouses become unfaithful in spite of themselves.

They set out determined to be faithful. At the start, when love is hot between them, they are faithful; but unfortunately, in many cases, this period of burning love is short lived and soon gives way to cold love. Next, infidelity sets in.

Do not push your spouse into infidelity.

What must you do or refrain from doing? Three measures are recommended:

  1. Sustain the flame of your love. Keep it burning; and burning brightly. If your common love tank runs dry, you will be exposed to easy temptation.
  2. Do not take your spouse for granted. Nobody is happy to be taken for granted. Take your spouse for granted and the next minute your spouse may be enjoying the warm arms of someone else.
  3. Do not ask Anger in, let alone, give him a seat when he comes knocking on your door. Anger is an enemy to marital harmony; and when disharmony comes in through the door, it becomes easier for fidelity to sneak out through the window.

Take these three measures and enjoy a faithful relationship with your spouse.

Where are you, my love?

Where are you, my love?
Your place is in my arms;
But now it is empty;
And I am wondering
Where you are;
Could it be you are in
Another’s arms?
Has someone snatched you
Away from me?
How can you do that
To me
After all that we have
Gone through together?
Wouldn’t that be betrayal?
When you vowed never to
Do that to me?
I don’t think you can
Do that to me;
See how lovely I am;
If you have left me,
Come back to me
And I will forgive you;
We are each other’s
Now and for ever.