Tag: poem

FOR GOD… FOR LOVE… FOR COUNTRY

I know a man Whose heart is for God, Whose love is for his family, Whose devotion is to his country. He amongst many others, Are on the front lines Here today and there, tomorrow – Defending and protecting the nation, With a hope to see, The smile of his son; With a yearning to be, In the embrace of…

AN ODE TO JOS

I remember when you were part of the Northern pride When people were willing to pass by, just for a ride; To get a feel of your gentle breeze on their skin Or climb one of your great mountains. Terminus Market brought us all together; Men, women, children – moving in random order Wildlife Park was a hub for the…

THE PILGRIM (PART ONE)…

I’ve heard the tale of Yonder Land Where air is hale and gold, the sand; ‘Tis said the way to Yonder Land, Be full of dread that minds go bland, For even the brave have lost heart And their courage, torn apart; But ’tis also said of a part Of men who though, they having warts, Reached the Land and…

GROWING UP

Growing up was fun When all we did was rhyme Play, play, and sing songs Not minding time pass by While we watched our planes Fly high high up the sky Or our kites being flown Kissing the sun in sight The ground our canvas Where beauty was expressed Our pretty drawings Imprinted from great minds With nature’s stencil And…

Words

WORDS Are words mere words? Or loud whispers? Our innermost contemplations? And echoes of our hearts? But words have meaning Or at least they ought to have; Words can bring sorrows or joy They bear on their wings: tears or smiles, For by the word of a man Wars have been fought; By his utterance Love also found a place…

TO DO LIST…

Talk to the young Talk to the old Talk to the rich Talk to the poor; Learn from the ant Listen to the bird, Watch the sunset Gaze at the moonlight; Be friendly Have good friends; Enjoy your life Prepare for death, Fall in love Go round the world, Be quick to listen And slow to speak; Be positive Take…

THE PRICE OF LIFE

For food and shelter A man may falter But why at his soul’s expense Lose his common sense? Indeed life is hard And the ground is indeed hard; For even with a man’s till The earth may yield small still So do we blame him? When his demeanour is but grim? And he thinks of selling his soul For there’s…

IN THE HERE AND NOW

IN THE HERE AND NOW Many of us abide in the past And in the future, get lost Sometimes we forget there is a ‘here’ A ‘now’ that we live in here So why go back and forth And in the end, lose forte, Of either battling the past Or running to the future too fast? In the here and…

Nostalgia

NOSTALGIA This is my safe haven When life seems like a prison, The gentle breeze passing through A song giving me a cue Ascent telling stories Of my growing up days; Then other times It’s sunrise, Slowly gliding with regal splendour Bringing out my best demeanour; Breakfast time with family And late night stories by moonlight: Playing under the rain…

How I knew

A poem was written by an  Anonymous person    How I knew you weren’t the one when you showed you hate me. Rejecting the times I reached out and making me feel that even feeling guilty is what I deserved. How I knew you weren’t the one when you made me believe that you were a fighter but you would…