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Wisdom’s Trails

Where lieth the true essence of wisdom.

Does it just accompany the chronology of age

Simply because the years turn into decades of life.

Is it found through one existence defining experience

Or amid the multitude of challenges encountered during

The phases shaping the course of our fragile mortality.

 

Is it manifest in considered circumspection, probably

Applied in varying degrees to ensuing circumstance and events.

Is it the unique province of a few who then impart it wisely

As revered sages to the expectant seeking its solemn direction.

Or is it a derivative of the collective thoughts, then spoken, or woven

Into bound volumes of scholarly accounts for the edification of many.

 

Could it be, that it is encountered in the calm solitude of the walk

Through the parks and gardens of contemplation, or arises from

Deep within the routine of the communing with the supreme being.

Possibly, it may reveal itself in one of or a combination of these.

Yet, the one who finds wisdom should guard it utmost jealously

For in its midst, is contained the invaluable compass to navigate life.

 

Thus, irrespective of where its imprints are encountered,

When indeed in its time, it attends to your discernment

And commands by its very stature one’s rapt attention

Court it fully, and abide wholeheartedly by its doctrines.

With astuteness, hold firm to its priceless undeniable virtues

To guide your judgement, utterances and all undertakings.

That its essence, may steadfastly illuminate your course

With its sagacious attributes to your enduring benefit.

 

YemilBenjoy ©

 

 

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Overwhelming Grace

I am overwhelmed by your grace, oh Lord

For your mercy consumes my soul with joy.

You have constantly been attendant to my cries

And you have heard my silent weeping in the night.

Although, errant are my ways from your righteousness

Even yet, thy favour present and sudden embrace me.

Amid all the cares of this great universe under your charge

You in mercy incline thine ear unto my pleas, and in the

Abundance of thy healing power with blessings surround

My being, despite myself and despite my sins.

You with your faithfulness, cease not to part the

Red seas of my life, and with thy angels land me safely

On the promised side, according to your time and will, in awe,

My mortal frames acknowledges thy wondrous supremacy

And that through all life, thou are more than sufficient unto me.

Rejoice oh my soul, for the Lord of all creation, has in

Faithful covenant, manifest yet again, His love for me.

Blessed be the name of my God, the Almighty Jehovah

Ever present, mighty and ever victorious on the battlefield.

All praise, glory and thanksgiving be yours, my King

Forever and through the ageless age of eternity.

 

Yemil Benjoy ©

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Wisdom Prevailing

Refrain from courting the seductive enticement

Of the dastardly but evidently harmful trap,

For attendant to and within the darkness of the pit

Lie ills of ruinous and horrendous proportion.

Although alluring it may appear, as it beckons

With the tantalizing aroma of feigned attraction,

Endeavour not to accept its deceptive invitation

Wherein disaster of certain takes sure habitation.

 

Rather, with resolve, listen and follow ardently

Wisdom’s refrain, and pursue ye so earnestly

The alternative promise of hope’s true reality,

And that which is patently of responsible order.

For even though it, may emerge and fully unfold

Only whence its dawning is but timely and due, the

Persisting triumph, over that ominous snare, which

Loomed so treacherously to derail the benign spirit,

Will multiple the reward of faithful patience, and

Coupled with the bounty of a virtuous promise,

Justify the endurance that directed your upright steps

And sustained your days along the propitious course.

YemilBenjoy ©

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Elevated Relevancy

We are all elements within the greater cause.

Therefore, we must seek and find our roles

And points of positive connection with others,

Towards the dignified respect of, and certainly

For the advancement of the cause of humanity.

Your actions count!

YemilBenjoy ©

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Where is 2013?

Now that with expectancy we bid welcome to 2014

And resolve with determination to seek and embrace

Our portion of the bountiful promise amid this new year,

Let us not in hasty abandon cast into oblivion the passage of 2013.

For it, likewise came upon us as a new beginning of possibilities and hope.

And though, its moments have forever dissipated into the tunnel of existence.

Yet, within that past, that seems to fade deeply into the recesses of time

Truly elusive, lies unchanging the peaks and valleys of life’s previous course

Traversed within then concrete space, transforming into earned experience

To anchor our future paths with enriched knowledge and cultivated wisdom.

Thus as the new commences, forget ye not the instructive lessons of old

Rather, in its totality, let that year’s long journey, like others past, always

Guide future contemplation and choice towards the bounty embedded

Within the renewed cycle of prospects and horizons of the evolving year.

Thank you 2013.

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Dreams Magnified

The span of life is not boundless . . .

Therefore, with all determination

Pursue your dreams, and resolve to climb

The mount Everest of your dreams.

YemilBenjoy©

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Apart No More

Father, I close my eyes and there you are

Ever so real…

Eyes still closed, I reach out towards you

And I can touch you …

You smile, and I smile back as I cherish every moment,

Not wanting to let go, not wanting to open my eyes

But in time, eyes open,  and no longer can I hold you

In the confluence of the subconscious and memories.

Though time has flown by, ironically, it has  stood still

For the anguish, remains harshly acute and the loss irreparable

As on that awful day, alas, we bid the dreaded farewell.

Yet, I cling  unto the faith of the great salvation

That when all time here shall of certain cease, and in

Everlasting triumph over death, free of sorrow’s pain

We actually reunite, at last, in the heavenly realm

It will be forever and to be parted no more, amen.

YemilBenjoy©

Rest In Peace

Professor Emeritus Toriola Feisetan Solanke

March 9, 1930 to September 18, 2001

 

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Live Yours

We all have unique races to run.

Yea, we  may fairly emulate or even learn

From the wealth of exemplary attributes.

But envy not or attempt to become another,

For it is but a wasted venture, rather use

Laudable lessons to aid your singular pathways

And explore your potential to the fullest degree, to

Augment and compliment the dimension of your essence.

YemilBenjoy©

 

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Cherish Living

Cherish the living of each moment, before it

Dissipates within the elements of life…

For time, like a mirage fast fades steadily,

Evaporating as vapours into the mystic

Sphere of existence, while yet transforming

Into the elusive and abides no longer tangible.

But, yet when reflections court nostalgia

Those moments assume the poignancy

Of the present past, although not physical

Sufficiently powerful to cause revival of

The previous emotions accompanying

Certain times past in their original form.

Thus, as that which is gone has not the ability to

Attain the perceptible nature of its bygone era,

While it is present, earnestly treasure its value, to

Aid, not only the nurturing of the present moments

But the stimulating nature of the past and hope of the future.

YemilBenjoy©

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Legacy Unquantified

The essence of the good fight may not be valued

Nor well quantified in the weight of  rubies and gold,

Or measured in accolades with standing ovations.

It may, silently and honestly be accounted for

By the rich dimension of solid integrity and

Ardent embodiment of the laudable qualities

The human race is innately endowed with.

That a legacy, yet, may be passed from one

To future generations,  that humanity indeed

Is worth more than sheer hatred, prejudice,

Bigotry, plain greed,  the profane and vile,

But truly possesses that which is honourable

Purely commendable, kind and simply humane.

YemilBenjoy ©

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