An Ode To Mother Nature

1:31 PM

Oh nature
Our only sibling that never fights us
We wrong you in many ways many times
We willingly refuse to recycle
We destroy the lives you are building
We burn the forest for a profit
That we cannot keep
We pollute the water, land, air, sea
We politicize global warming
So we won’t do anything about it
And blame you
For the earthquakes and hurricanes
‘They are all natural disasters’
Yet you seek no vengeance
You forgive us our stupidity
And still supply our daily bread
Now I know why we call you
M.O.T.H.E.R
For you are always here for your children
Even when we wrong and reject you
Please, teach us
To love and forgive for one another
As you do for us daily
And give us a heart
To care for you
Mother Nature!

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Poets Never Die

Oh how sad it is 

To see you leave

Gone with the wind 

You followed the road 

All runners go

Ashes to ashes

Your body return to dust

But

It’s only sad to say it’s sad

Yes, they bury your body

And yes, people gather to say

‘May your soul rest in peace’

But they did not bury you

For your soul is in your work

Your work is with and within us

Though death do us part

Your words

And life live forever

Cause

Poets never die

So 

Long live the Legend

Long live #ToniMorrison 

The Things I See

The things I see

Eyes have not seen

Ears have not heard

A new identity is needed

Rather, a renewed identity

One only love can give

And only love can preserve

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The things I see

Mouth cannot tell

They’re unlawful to utter

Not that they’re unlawful

They just don’t appeal to the senses

They are the unrefined gold

Stored in a deserted building.

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The things I see

They scare me to death

But are the reason for my living

The dream of promised land in the land of captivity

A million kids with all identity going to school

From the land of hopelessness

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The things I see

A vision beyond human percipience

But with your renewed identity

You can catch the glimpse and refine the gold

And from the land of hopelessness

Love, faith and hope fill the nations.

She’s Healing

Child grows up

Graced up with superpowers

Yes, superpowers to overcome her fears

Though the road isn’t straight

The vacation isn’t pleasant

She knows deep down that she’s brave

She’s got the powers

More than wonder-woman

She’s got real power and courage

And she’s defeating the demons

One at a time

Yes, she’s got superpowers

She’s telling her stories

And one day we will all as always

Be proud of her

As we see her on our TV’s

Empowering young woman!

The enemies meant it for evil

But Grace turned it for her honour!

FYI – this is a follow up with https://mrchrislove.com/2019/06/10/remove-the-stigma/

REMOVE THE STIGMA

‪Sister is dying inside ‬

‪She cannot speak out‬

‪She could not ask for help‬

‪No one could read her mind‬

No one could understand her

‪Because it doesn’t seem normal ‬

‪She doesn’t want to be ostracized‬

‪Now she’s getting worse and no cure‬

We still don’t know what or the cause

So let’s begin a new culture of openness

Remove the stigma‬ and you could save some

#Mentalhealth, depression and anxiety are real.

 

Relationship Scale of Preference

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

The vertical relationship is at the peak of the Triangle. You want to maintain a healthy relationship with your Creator because that’s is the source of your life, power and wellbeing. Once this is intact, every other relationships becomes a flow). A man who does not understand the love of Jesus Christ for His Church will not be able to love his wife unconditionally as expected. Also, the woman who does not understand the submission of the Church to Jesus Christ, will find it difficult to submit to her husband. The same applies to relate with children, family and friends.

RELATIONSHIP WITH SPOUSE

(Relationship with your spouse is the second most important, most precious and valuable one because your spouse is an inseparable part of you; your partner in this journey of life and the one who watches your blindspots). As long as I am concerned, It is better to remain single than to marry someone you can’t trust or rely on. This is very important.

A healthy marriage breeds healthy community

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDREN

Your relationship with your child or children is very important especially for them because it has a trickling down effect on future generations and the society as a whole. Children learn more by imitation, meaning that they get to copy how you relate with your spouse (as a parent, you are your children’s first and strongest role model and ally). A child’s behaviour can be traced directly to the parents and family they come from. As Next Minute Leaders™, your children will replicate what they see in the lives of the parents and close family members, and of course, take it to the next level. This is why it’s very important to train up your child “in the way it should go”- King Solomon

RELATIONSHIP WITH EXTENDED FAMILY

This is a very important and delicate relationship to manage. It’s delicate because this is your family – they knew your challenges, weaknesses and have been there for you from infancy. They played a major role in your upbringing. I’m talking about your parents, siblings, inlaws, and family members. It very important because you have to keep the relationship healthy and respectful even if don’t accept their counsels or disagree with them.

I refer to them as extended family because once you’re married, your nuclear family structure changes to: you, spouse and children

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS

Keep it clean, friendly and resourceful.

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Special Credits to: Chukwuemeka E. (Le Baron) for the background image

Today You Live

Live Today as a Gift – be grateful for every breathe you take, every success you achieve, and every opportunity you have to be a better person (either through losses, challenges, failures or disappointments

Live Today As a Seed – invest in your future and avoid instant gratification & wastage of resources. Create something even if you don’t really understand what it is.

Live Today like the Saviour – pattern your life as those you are the saviour that the community, people or company you find yourself in are waiting for. Add values to the lives of those around you.

Live Today as those Tomorrow is a Wishful Thinking – do and be your very best today. Strive to get the optimal performance or use of your available resources. Imagine today is the only day you have to live and tomorrow is an evaluation of today.

Live Today as a Child – love as if you whole world loves you, as if you have never been hurt and as if you won’t be here forever: bring positive energy along with your warm smiles, strengthen the faith of others, lift up the fallen, help the blind to see the beauty in life, place with everyone and live freely

Live Today for those who don’t have Tomorrow – use your giftings (time, money, resources, networks, etc) to support the less privilege. Volunteer at a charity; give your seat on the bus to a senior, pregnant woman, child or someone with accessibility challenge; speak out against injustice; help raise awareness about something that matters to you but for the benefit of others.

I AM THE BRIDGE

I am here trying to be the bridge

Between the deaf and the lame

But how can the blind explain to the dumb

That we are all one family

If we all think we are better than each other?

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We all have dark nights and touch lights

We are all born in Fall

Even if some leafs are still green

You only know true light when there’s darkness

Not when the sun is shining

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So why not leave out the filters

That make darkness look like light

And focus on the light that clears all darkness?

Deaf, dumb, blind or lame

Love is the language that we all understand

FACE THE SUN

Two close friends sat under the Sun

One got sunburn

The other got vitamin D

Is the Sun partial?

No! She’s fair not human

What makes the difference?

Their relationship with the solar system

Or simply put, their distance from the equator.

Now you see that

The race is not to the switch

Nor battle to the strong

But distance and relationship happen to them all.

Since your relationships matters

What is your relationship with the Son?

Are you building your relationship with the Son

Or you’re busy chasing everything under the Sun?

Because when all said and done,

When you follow the road all runners go

And your purse cannot save your pulse

You will get to face your source

And the only thing that will matter

Will be your relationship with the Son

Give your life to Jesus today

And your faith will guide your fate.

COMPETE WITH YOUR FUTURE

When you know your unique worth and value you will have no fear of competition because nobody can actually compete with you. You are uniquely crafted and gifted in a way that it is absolutely impossible to replicate. Your timeline and sequence of events are completely personalized and so there is no need trying to compete with anyone else. Your priority is to identify your mission/purpose in life and fight to accomplish it.

If you want want to compete, go compete with your ancestors. If you win, you are a local champion. Meaning that you are legitimately a failure. Don’t even think of competing with your peers, co-workers or friends because you DON’T have any close substitute or equal. Even your identical twin has a completely different mission and timeline on earth.

People say “strive today to be better than your yesterday”. I say “if you are just better today than your yesterday, then you’re a failure because you are still living in your past glories”. Like, thank GOD for those stuffs and more on. I know the idea is never to have a better yesterday but my point is never to live in yesterday.

If you want true competition, dream of the person you want to be in 5, 10 years and start competing against them with the resources you have now.

This is what I call competition because naturally, you will have access to more and better information, resources, network and skills 5-10years from now than what you currently have. And so it will be a real challenge to compete with them. And don’t just say it today and abandon it a few weeks after like your new year resolution.

So what do you want to become or where do you want to be in 5-10years time?
Take out time away from the disturbance and enjoyment of the moment to think, plan and reflect on your life and destiny. Travel out of your current community or locality if need be. You need a quiet time to communicate with GOD, yourself and your future. Maybe take a fast from food or even social fasting. Take a walk in the park. Collect your church key/access and go there during non-service hours and days. Visit a place where you have access to more natural environment or just wake up in the night, observe the serenity of environment and the ‘interaction’ in the firmament. Read some books or autobiographies about some of the people and or public figures that you inspire you.

Take your writing (or drawing or recording) materials along. Write down your thoughts, feelings, observations, questions and revelations.
Then asked yourself what skills, attitude, behavioral modification or resources you think are necessary to actualize this dream?

Then, take out time to evaluate your writings, recordings or drawings. Scale it and challenge yourself to start making the adjustment to pattern your life after your new vision. Here, remember to speak of practical and realistic facts using the SMART Goal Principle – Be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.

A daily, weekly, monthly and ultimately, yearly target
Then begin the actual competition (against your future self) as if it’s a sport for a prize. Set up a reward system for yourself to keep you motivated.

The most fascinating thing about this write- up is that I don’t have it all figured out yet and so I am speaking to myself too.