Before We Met

Before I knew you, I wrote our story, I wrote it on a tablet in my heart, I sealed it with faith and prayed for our soul I saw your face like I saw everyone I said yes to your proposal I spoke to you more than I spoke to anyone I had your palm in my hands And made myself available for your ups and down I prayed for you like I did myself And asked for your wellbeing like your mother would We had long talks and had long silences while speaking, We had disagreements like people in love And made up like we never disagreed You thought of me like you did yourself And prayed for me like my mother did I heard you speak of another but smiled like I cared We spoke like children in love but grew up like adults would I told you of my partners and you had a dislike for something about them The blind and deaf knew that only lovers acted like us You often sighed like you wanted more And yes you wanted more You wanted more wages and wanted more days ahead Wanted to say more but always left a sigh Running from the truth, running from fears we never met But all this happened before we met. Because we connected beyond the body heat

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YOUNG AGAIN

‎It’s hard to believe I was once young, Hard to believe I once sucked my mum’s breast, seeing I don’t want to imagine her naked It’s hard to believe my feet were once small That I slept more than I played Or that I made so much noise. It’s hard to believe I once was curious when my puberty stage will begin So hard to wonder why I was always in a hurry It’s hard to imagine how I couldn’t wait to grow old Wait to move to the next process So hard to say sorry to myself for not doing things I wanted to do Hard to understand why I didn’t consider people’s emotions So hard to fathom why I made so many friends rather than influences Did I really hurt them or myself- I really can’t remember I can’t believe I once turned you down Or even made you wish you never knew me So shallow of me to think I would remain the same It’s hard to belief‎ I was once a lad who thought they knew it all So hard to go back and tell myself So hard to be young again  

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HEZEKIAH’S SONG (ISAIAH 38)

I thought that in the prime of life I was going to the world of the dead, Never to live out my life. I thought that in this world of the living I would never again see the Lord Or any living person. My life was cut off and ended, Like a tent that is taken down, Like cloth that is cut from a loom. I thought that God was ending my life. All night I cried out with pain, As if a lion were breaking my bones. I thought that God was ending my life. My voice was thin and weak, And I moaned like a dove. My eyes grew tired from looking to heaven. Lord, rescue me from all this trouble. What can I say? The Lord has done this. My heart is bitter, and I cannot sleep. Lord, I will live for you, for you alone; Heal me and let me live. My bitterness will turn into peace. You save my life from all danger; You forgive all my sins. No one in the world of the dead can praise you; The dead cannot trust in your faithfulness. It is the living who praise you, As I praise you now. Parents tell their children how faithful you are. Lord, you have healed me. We will play harps and sing your praise, Sing praise in your Temple as long as we live.

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Lola Komolafe’s Yesterday Left Us With Today Story Review

After reading Lola Komolafe’s Yesterday Left Us with Today, I got a mixed feeling. I felt sorry for the ladies, who are in disastrous relationships, who feel they have nowhere else to go, I felt disgust for parents who for one circumstance of the other leave their daughters in the hands of men who to them would cater for their daughters and also lighten the burden and of cause, how can I forget, the most irritating character to me in the story called “John” who like many men feel they own most women they are involved with, who render themselves as wives before marriage to men or even husbands who feel they have the right to use women as boxing mates. Don’t conclude at this point that you know the story based on my feeling because the story is awesome. It is a story of knowledge and suspicion and one I recommend many mothers to purchase for their daughters as unknown to many mothers, daughters keep things bottled up. You do not have to be a scolding mother to have a daughter that do not tell you things, don’t pock nose, just understand them and be smart in your conversations with them.  Yesterday Let Us with Today is a tale of two friends (Shalewa and Felicia) who met at a boarding school in Nigeria; they studied together, played together and graduated together. Like many friends they kept in touch but […]

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10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10 By Laura Usky

1. How adored she is. No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe — always. 2. How to cook. She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them experiment enforces this life skill. 3. Body changes are coming and what to expect. She needs to know that along with these hormonal changes will come some emotional changes as well. I have bought my daughter a great book by American Girl called The Care and Keeping of You that breaks down the physical and emotional changes in a very easy to understand way. I highly recommend it or a book like it to assist in explaining all that is going to happen to their bodies in the next few years. 4. The harm of drugs. Unfortunately, no matter where you live, drugs are a threat to your child and it starts as early as 10 in some cases. Explain to them in no uncertain terms that no drugs are safe to try even once. Make them understand the tragedy that results in the use of drugs and how dangerous and illegal they are. I have made it clear to my daughter that friends will try to convince you to experiment and that she has to be strong enough to walk away, even […]

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