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WISHES AND WIZARDS

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I was once a faultless kid,
Carefree about what tomorrow brings.
All I needed was food to eat, 
Friends to play with
And a bed to sleep.
I bragged of millions I’ve never seen, 
Of imminent fame with other kids, 
We sailed on imaginary ships, 
The street harbored the richest kids. 
Funny it was how teachers made it seem 
Like future was just a boy on a swing.
It hurt when I stopped wishing myself sweet dreams 
And transited into the reality.

I heard my buddy was kidnapped,
I felt it was fake, merely a lie. 
He was also a rich kid in my gang, 
We both rode the swing, with future by our side.     
I waited for years but even as I write, 
My rich pal is yet to arrive. 

I had friends that’d once said.
“When the world comes to an end,
We’ll fly together out of earth,
We’ll fly to heaven in our private jets
And keep them in our mansions there.”
The first by a car was knocked dead 
And the other, years after took a bullet in his head. 

I’ve seen friends more brilliant than I ever was,
Roam the streets without aims, no impact yet no faults,
I’ve seen those who thrive effortlessly,
Drowning to the treasures preserved beneath the sea. 
I’ve seen friends more prayerful than I ever could be 
Denied of desired peace and immersed in misery.

I could be among those today has saved
But I know not what tomorrow says. 
Maybe I’ll live or be killed, 
Maybe I’ll into sorrow sway.
Of course no one wishes himself pain,
But it isn’t what we say or choices made, 
The steps we take or how much we pray. 
It’s life, it’s called Grace.

Written by: Damilola Yusuf

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Guest Post: LIVING THE LIE- Part 2

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Brains, beauty and brawns all in oneA wild horse that many sought to tame

Perfection in the flesh
Love gave off a foul smell

Amina would never patronize her stall

Choosing to ‘live above’ that need
But the night leaves her undone

Forcing her pillow to share her tears

Reeling in the pain of her pretense•
#Heart_Felt_Series

#Living_the_lie
Written by:  Daodu Deji Cornelius•   #Witty Quill 2017

Inspirational Word Today- Pastor Richard Whitcomb 

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Your happiness does not lie in frantically struggling and searching for it on your own, without any thought of others. 

Your happiness lies in the happiness of God and other people. Give them their happiness and you will get your own happiness. 

Happiness doesn’t come from seeking our own way. It comes by seeking God and His ways. 

Ecclesiastes 2:25-26 “Without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.”

THE FOG

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Gentle, kind, silent, humble

Was all I thought righteousness was about.

Malice, hatred, and a curse filled mouth

I had, at the least of all things I grumbled.
Ushered by lust, I missed the destined way,

Turned down every attempt to put the fog away.

I despised all instructions and kept to my blindness.

Heaven’s lights hurt, so I walked in cool darkness.
Now I understand, life is but a game,

You play by its rules, you lose all the same.

Life they say is good, if in it you let God reign

But I proved I could be better if I only used my brain.
 An end I never expected started another life without end

I’m left in live darkness lurking with creatures I’ve never met,

Every strange voices that moaned my way,

Turned down every attempt to put the fog away.

Written by: Oluwadamilola David Yusuf

Guest Post: Grace 

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GraceThis single word speaks vociferously

To those who would listen obediently

And follow His laws orderly

Grace

The leading step to ace

The energy to finish race

Directing our pace

Grace

Our warrant for unmerited favor

Even in our state of dishonor

Making us a light to the world by being a donor

Grace

The ticket to being a distinguished guest

While on Earth’s nest

Surpassing Life’s test

Grace

The manifestation of mercy

Being a candidate of clemency

Grace

Makes you the best

Fills up your treasure crest

With goodness and rest.

 

Written by: OKUSUN MERCY.

 

Guest Post: Emmanuel 

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I really never walked alone,
I had a brother.

Everything he had was all I owned

For all I had was him alone.
He slept hungry just to see me filled,

He would rather for me be killed,

It seemed like it was for me he lived,

In my pain, with me he grieved.
He showed me how to live,

Taught me to give

to those I could,

Taught me to live the way I should.
I’ve learned to put behind me his flaws,

Mortified but i forget it all.

An elder brother is one priceless gift

I can never afford to forfeit.

Written by: Yusuf Damilola 

BELIEVE – PASTOR RICHARD C.WHITCOMB

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Be a believer and not a doubter! You may not see a way but God still has a way. He is the miracle worker, the promise keeper, and the way maker. His strength is always enough to meet your need!

Daniel 6:27 “ He rescues and saves his people; he performs miraculous signs in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of lions.”