Hold not to the regret of yesterday
Rather in steadfast measure,
Cling to the promise of tomorrow.
For what futility of purpose does it serve,
To descend immobile, into the abyss of remorse
Yearning for what was lost or has not been,
More despair, in the company of bleakness.
Shake off the miserable melancholy and reverse
That energy into earnest utility, and towards
The unbridled optimism within the sphere of hope.
Yemil Benjoy ©
If you are trying to shield yourself from what people
Will think or may say about your life’s journey…
Alas, it is nothing but an exercise in futility.
For we have no control over their actions or speech.
Rather expend that energy investing in you
And thrive and on the inherent possibilities.
Vicious is the apparatus of fear…
For it descends upon you with such awful might
Either in stealth manner or by insidious descent
Then in persistent measure seeks to erode, should one
Permit it to take permanent abode within one’s essence,
The body of hope that ought to propel each one
Into the absolute realm of possibility and beyond despair.
Reject the albatross!
Do not sacrifice the laurels you earned
Through hard work and sweat equity
For want of dreams that have not yet
Come to pass, rather treasure that
Which reflect the reward of your earnest
Effort, and use them without any reservation to
Motivate and propel you to the goal of enriching
Your gift of life and that of others, and therefrom
Find contentment, which in itself will supplant
The void of unrealized dreams with hope
Which in time will yield the bounty of peace.
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And although, the dawn of the new year is now but a memory,
As the year itself, unrestrained by time, embarks on its own course
Through the passage of each minute, towards the fulfillment
Of its own destiny within the global enterprise of existence,
The dawn of hope never eclipses or fades into the oblivion of time
Rather, with the unfolding of each precious moment, lies renewed
Promise that knows no bounds and springs to inspire one and all…
Therefore, seize it and maximize its potential to fit your purpose.
Happy New 2015.
Filed under General, Life
When the tempests of life surge
And appear really determined
To overwhelm the desperate soul.
Seek courage in Him who has
Been faithful through the ages,
The Ancient of days, the Almighty
And one True God, in whom
Unlimited power abounds, and
For whom the impossible
Does not exist, for His peace
And His mercy are more than
Abundant to provide sufficient
Solace for all your needs.
Do not let the disappointment of the moment
Linger too long with your soul, my friend …
Commit to discarding its woeful garment and
The propensity to overwhelm the spirit with despair.
Rather, seek within and around you that which uplifts
And in earnest measure find joy, and maximize to your
Own advantage, the treasures of the unique gift, of each day.
Do not let the ripples of irritation in life
Be they constant, or intermittent, detract
From the promise and joy of living earnestly.
For they, possess the power and proclivity
Of attempting to consume or overshadow
Life to the disadvantage of sustained progress.
Therefore, make diligent entreaties towards
Focusing on the nature and promise of hope.
Accentuate that which inspires the spirit to soar.
Convert the destructive into positive momentum,
And propel yourself forward to the realization
Of the dreams you envisioned for the fullness
Of the bountiful gift of the life that is yours.
The hollow platitude by the government about how
Malevolent the abduction of the Chibox girls was …
Is yet but a meaningless mirage of feigned solace
To the girls in the clutches of utmost despair, their hopes
Their families, the nation and the world, and
Wretchedly cause more consternation and anguish.
Without a doubt, the issues of import are thus,
What has been done by those who proclaim they govern
And what will be done forthwith by the Nigerian government
To return to their communities, prior lives and innocence
The young girls kidnapped from within their school and country.
Alas, the national query about the safe passage of the girls
Back to their abodes in safety, must incessantly without pause,
In loud and unyielding refrain, drown out the puerile
Statements that advance, neither cause nor even weary hope,
That our girls will be returned home without further delay.
As the adage goes – talk is cheap!
Tell us something new, show us progress and bring back our girls.
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The riddle of when how became how
May not be as confounding as
How simply, how became how
Or how, how manifests as how.
And may not be as troubling
As what in its essence came first.
How it evolved, or how it was once.
Or what was, before how became how, and
What transpired for how to assume how, or
What came to be, for how to develop into how.
Nonetheless, whatever the order or transpired,
What how may be now or came to be, may not
Necessarily be as important to decode as
Whether how should remain how.