Monthly Archives: October 2016

Evolve

I woke up, looked in the mirror
and said to myself, ‘self, you are strong!’
When the lizard falls from a tree
it doesn’t feel sorry for itself,
it has evolved a thick skin;
And when you cut its tail
it grows backs.

I applied my make-up, hiding the dark circles
and smiled to myself, ‘hmn! that’s better!’
I decided to climb a mountain.

No mountain is high enough, to sever my joy.
the joy of the Lord is my strength!
I’ve decided to evolve.
And when my tail is cut
I’ll grow it back.

©2013 Kemka Ezinwo

When innocence is gone…

That’s innocence going,
Chaperoned by arm-twisting fear;
as once, trust was her chaperone
her confidence, entombed in love.
Her cries muffled, her radiance shadowed,
Her body conquered by a puppet.

Who can be held responsible?

Her honour, rip-wrenched from her,
her skin vandalised with soap and sponge;
her sleep invaded,
aspirations lost in life’s gridlock.
Leaving her guilty, defeated and unloved,

egg-shelled sturdiness!
dying backbone of ardour,
hard-bitten ozone of ultra-violence,
misery and despair,
now her forte.

Wearing lustful shackles,
cold but familiar.

Who indeed can be held responsible?
©2013 Kemka Ezinwo

Back in the Game

Groove on!
hinge a psych of perfect ace,
dive swiftly from the cliff of contempt,
ditch your last Romeo’s golden embers;
euphony bids

Groove on!
aye, bury not those smiling eyes!
Remain livid, a luminous star;
nudge cognition, swat the vagabond;
time awaits you.

Groove on!
Dump the mud-clogged annex of pain,
Ashen, the disfigured face of grief!
How could you forget you have strong wings?
Fly, to new heights!

©2013 Kemka Ezinwo

Fear not!

Although the Lord may not always spare us from troubles, he will certainly lead us through so we’re not overwhelmed by it just as He promised in Isaiah 43:2.

When YOU go through deep waters, I will be with YOU.

When YOU go through rivers of difficulty, YOU will not drown.

When YOU walk through the fire of oppression, YOU will not be burned up; the flames will not consume YOU. (NLT)

You just have to keep trusting in him WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Have you ever wondered why there’s 365 ‘fear not’s in the Bible? It’s because it’s your words of encouragement for every single day of the year. This has been prepared before you were born to carry you through every situation you’ve found yourself in, may have find yourself, or will find yourself in. He has promised and His WORD is true.

Take this to heart and have a lovely week!