Saturday, November 19, 2016

Final Salute

Each time I came to see you
On my way out you always gave me a salute
You were a gentle man to the very end
You gave it all a fight
But you had to take a bow at the end
HL you will be missed
I remember the last time I came to see you
You looked up and said you were tired
We talked for a bit while you weaved in and out of sleep
I told you I was leaving
You mustered all the strength to give me the final salute
Born in England
Died in Canada
Loved by many
Missed by many
The salute won't be forgotten
I learnt from you
Bye HL
This is my final salute to you

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

My Dear Sons

You are strong
You are blessed
I gaze at you and I see hope
You hold the future
Your eyes are filled with a bright tomorrow
You are my strength
You give me reason to go out each day
I love you so much
Your smiles make all things better
You are blessed beyond words
God’s grace is ever present in your life
I love you boys and will always do
Glad I was gifted with you
We are on this journey together
One step each day
Till you become better men than I am
Till you become great
Your strength shall not fail
Till you know Him who made you in His Image and likeness
Till that day you come to the full understanding of His purpose for your life

Monday, July 04, 2016


It has been a roller-coaster first half of the year 2016
It is what it is
From relocating to a new land
To resigning my job back home in Nigeria
And getting another job in my new found home
This first half has taught me the importance of family and friends
It has taught me God rules in all situations
He can stabilize all things
He can make all things come through for you
God never leaves nor forsakes us
This first half, I have seen death stare us in the face
Snatch our loved one
We have seen death attempt to snatch another
But if not for God…
Friends have stood up to help and support
People I have not spoken to in years rallied round
So this first half of the year
I am grateful for all that as happened
I am grateful for my family
I am grateful for friends
I am grateful for work
I am grateful for the gift of life
I am grateful for new friends and alliances
I have learnt and unlearned 
The second half can only be better
In God’s hand I leave it all

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Death and Memories

They died but they never left
Memories linger on
That moment, we remember what their retort would have been
We see their smile vividly
We think we have moved on without them
We think death has taken them away
They are with us
That quiet moment we sit alone,
The memories of our time with them flood our mind
They are not gone
They are not forgotten
They live with us,
In our breath
We keep them alive though they are dead
They are with us
To the many friends I have lost
Or I think I lost to death
Your memories linger on
Fresh everyday
When I die
Then your memory, which I have held on to for so long goes with me
Then I become

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Life Events

Life events
Hardly prepared for
It sometimes hits us from nowhere
We are thrown off balance
It comes when we least expect it
Just when we think we have everything figured out and we should settle down
When we are just about taking our seat it strikes
We watch others taking a hit and we empathize sometimes
We never imagine we will be in the same spot some years down the line or the next minute
This is life
Sunset Claireview Edmonton. (c) Greatise
We keep hoping and believing
We keep pursuing our dreams
Even when life throws a curve at us we pray for strength
We keep fighting to see our dreams come true
Life events are inescapable
But we will triumph all the way!!!