THE CLOCK SPEAKS

THE CLOCK SPEAKS

 

A little love

A little care

A little food

A little of what you have

Just a little to quench this thirst

A little, my dear

I see you complain of that which you have

I hear you complain that it’s not exactly what you want

If only I could have just a little

If only I could sip a little

To quench this thirst

If only I could nibble a little

And quench this probing hunger

If only I could rest a little

Under the mango tree you care not for

If only I could lie down a little

On that bed you hate so dearly

If only I could laugh a little

At the jokes you no longer find funny

If only I could live a little

This life you take for granted

And maybe enjoy a little of this health you don’t even notice you have

Good health I do seek for

To have a little of what you have

To sit under the roof of this house you no longer desire

To hear your little ones babble and laugh

This you no longer have time for

I hear them ask for you every day

But you are never around

If only you could see

Truly open your eyes

And notice how fast the clock ticks

Not slow

Fast!

Every second you lament

You lose a moment

A moment you shouldn’t have lost

You lose a moment to give thanks

A moment to laugh a little

A moment to live a little

If only you can hear the clock

Truly hear the clock tell the time

Oh, it speaks!

Tick-tock. . .tick-tock

Time goes. . . Time goes

Open your eyes, precious one

See how fast the clock ticks

It speaks!

Smile more

Love more

Laugh more

Live more

Love some more

Live some more

Tick-tock. . .tick-tock

 

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LISTEN

Listen

 

“Listen”

Here I am

“Listen”

But I’m here

I hear you

“Listen”

I’m listening!

“Listen”

I’m listening!!!

“No, you are not. Listen”

I don’t understand

I’m here

I’m listening!

Ok. I’ll be quiet for a minute

Speak!

I’m listening!

But I don’t know what to expect

What are you saying?

“Listen”

I’m listening!

“No, you are not. Listen”

But, I’m listennnnnnnniiiiiing!

“No, you are not. Listen.”

“If you were listening you would have heard The Message.”

But, I’m listening

“Yes, now you are listening.”

Okay!!!

So, what’s the message?

“Listen”

 

*Looks around in frustration.*

*Walks away*

 

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WISDOM

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Search for me if you wish

Great and sound words I’ll teach

A path to truth I’ll lead

I’ll pull out the weeds

To give you counsel so priceless

All because of me you’ll be fearless

See how you glow in the dark

I’ll make you leave a mark

They might envy

They are all folly-savvy

Don’t let them break your spirit

Don’t let them make you retreat

Move closer and let me teach you a thing or two

I’m not too far…put on your shoes

I’ll bring you great wealth

I’ll teach you how to live in good health

I’ll make you lead great nations

And give you the antidote to all situations

 

Take a step closer

Let me introduce myself to you

 

“My name is Wisdom

Heed to my instructions

And I’ll protect you”

 

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A SOLDIER’S FAREWELL

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A soldier’s farewell

Heaven’s gain

Hearts broken

Words unspoken

A heavenly welcome

For a job well done

Great rejoicing in heaven

But the hearts of mortals are heavy

A hurricane of memories

The pain in our hearts…

…oh the pain!

Earth’s loss

Heaven’s gain

To serve in the flesh  no more

But to be with The Father forever

A soldier’s farewell

A great story to tell

Troubled hearts, “It is well”…do not sorrow

For we will see him in the morrow

Take heart

Wash away the pain

With thoughts of the gain

Weep not again

Cos’ a soldier never dies

A soldier always lives

Because He lives

 

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THE ENEMY AT CLOSE RANGE

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The enemy at close range
Loyalty sold for a piece of meat, a coin or a good dose of gossip

 

The enemy at close range
A friend with evil intentions
Searching for loopholes

 

The enemy at close range
Embraces you with a smile
Helps you clean your gun
But pulls the trigger when you turn your back

 

The enemy at close range
Disguised as a sheep but as sly as a fox
Laughs with you at your table
But as soon as it’s dusk
He runs into the shadows to break bread with your mockers

 

The enemy at close range
Knows your every move
Hears your every word
Spills all your secrets

 

The enemy at close range
Breaks your heart without a warning
And gives you quinine in place of honey

 

The enemy at close range
Is a friend with evil intentions

 

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A HARMATTAN LETTER

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As the dust settles on your windscreen
I appear
I’m here!
I’ll write you a harmattan letter
Yeah, that’s me!
If I wish to be naughty,
I’ll draw you a caricature
I’ll write you a love message
Or maybe I’ll instruct you,
“Wash me!”
“Dust me!”
“Clean me!”
Or
“Please, love me!”
Hehehe…
I’ll write you a harmattan letter
And then, I’ll run away!
Far enough to watch you scream
To see you shout
And curse your heart out
How amusing that would be!
Mischief at its peak!
Oh! How I love the harmattan!
Dusty and dry!
Brown everywhere
Dust on cars
Dust on my car
Dust on your car!
So as you read this poem
Please check your windscreen
You’ve got mail, honey!
I sent you a letter
A sweet harmattan letter
Read it with a tender heart
Hehehe…
Lots of love from me
Your sweet sweet Harmattan Joker
XOXO

 

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YOU WILL BE FINE

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I mean you no harm
I just want to soothe the pain like a balm
And cause you to be calm
Here, take my hand
Let’s sit here and listen to the band
Let’s watch them play our favorite song
Oh…it’s been soooo long!
They play music so good
It feeds my soul like food
Here we are at night
Listening to good Christmas tunes under the moonlight
I know how sad you are
You gaze at me but you seem so far
Don’t let a broken heart cause you to forget…
…to forget the sweet melody of life
Cast away the knife
Don’t bruise your heart some more
Let the tears pour
But don’t let them pour forever
Don’t let them win…never!
Look…you are worth more that diamonds
I can write this on the wall with crayons

 

“You are beautiful!
You are loved!
You are strong!
You are blessed!
You will be fine!
This too shall pass!”

 

So, cheer up
Chin up
Don’t give up
You will be fine
Just give it time

 

In the meantime…
…let’s sway to this beautiful Christmas melody
Oh! Such sweet sweet melody!
You will be fine, my darling!
You will be fine!

 

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Keresimesi

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Keresimesi (Christmas)

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The reason

The reason why we celebrate

The reason for the season

A King so great

The birthday that causes all to unite

Friends and family we invite

A day of love

A season of love

Gift giving

Busy kitchens

Carol singing

And great thanks we’ll be giving

Keresimesi (Christmas)

A day of delight

Kind thoughts

Warm hugs

Warm pots

And happy children

Summon them to come worship the King!

On this great day

Summon them to come!

A beautiful song we’ll play

So much singing and dancing

So much excitement

So much laughter

Joy right now and hereafter

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The reason for all the merriment

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The birthday of the King

Great gifts we bring

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Let’s sing a song of praise

The name of the King we raise

A song of gratitude

With a jolly attitude

We dance tirelessly

We laugh carelessly

With love in our hearts

Compassion and generosity

We spread the love

 

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Come let’s worship the King

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Come let’s worship

 

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UNGUARDED HEART

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Like a predator

He’ll watch you

Hoping

Waiting

Knowing

Knowing you’ll give in

And then he’ll feed

He’ll feed off your emotions

Your thoughts

Your rage

Your hostile opinions

He can predict your response

Years of watching you

Your fragile heart unaware

There is no fence around your heart, darling!

Anything goes in

Anything grows in your garden

Your heart is like a prostitute

Anything goes!

Anything…no filter

Your heart is loose!

You listen to their gossip

Their filthy lies

You listen…

And like a sponge

Your heart soaks up the lies…

Soaked in filth and lies

You absorb it and it poisons you

The poison sips in

Poisoning your thoughts

Your reasoning

Your decisions

Your perspective

Your heart darkens

Your heart hardens

You left your heart unguarded!

Now, he has access!

Like a predator

He is watching

Waiting

Knowing

Silently watching

Unguarded heart

The thief waits…

 

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He Never Woke Up

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Everyone woke up

But he never woke up!

They went to work

But he never woke up!

They came back from work

He never woke up!

They went to bed

He never woke up!

 

They woke up again

He never woke up!

They went to work

He never woke up!

They came back from work

He never woke up!

They went to bed again

But he never woke up!

 

He had a dream

He had a big dream

But he never woke up!

So, he never accomplished anything

 

By Sylvia Chika

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