#35. The Energy of Money

Day 19. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Quote about money. Kego OnyidoPoem: The Energy of Money

(Inspired by Dr. Maria Nemeth’s phenomenal book of same title).

The Energy of Money, all around me

Are we trapped in a forbidden dance together?

Who plays the drums, and who’s the dancer?

Are you the dream and am I the dreamer?

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#29. Let’s Take it to the Minister!

Day 13. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Poem: Let’s Take it to the Minister.

Many of your kind have come and gone

We’ve heard of them all, we’ve known some

Yet you have chosen to come to us

Of your own free will, not by a dictator’s force

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#15. The Devil Came to Church Today!

The Devil came to church today

And he had a lot of sweet things to say

We jumped for joy seeing him standing ahead

Tall, dark and handsome in the fiery pulpit

 

With an arrogant knowing tilt to his head

He invoked upon us his sordid glory from hell’s pit

When the choir sang, he clapped his hands

And danced in ecstasy to the roaring bands

The congregation looked to him for salvation

And he preached his sublime message of damnation

 

He came prepared for a feast of our souls

And drenched us with unholy water from our heads to our soles

We were entranced by his seductive presence

And lifted our hands up to him to be filled with his essence

When we stood, he sat and when we sat, he stood

He’d come to freely give us our souls’ filling food.

 

He mesmerized us all

Children, women and men

And lured us in to take the final fall

And we all shouted loud choruses of ‘Amen’!

 

He beckoned to us to take that last step closer

And promised that all our sufferings would soon be over

He would fill up our empty purses

With blessings we now know to be curses

Again and again, he smirked in victory

Revelling in our self inflicted misery

 

And just as we were about to bow our heads in surrender

That soft soothing voice of the redeemer

Whispered long-forgotten psalms of the Father’s grace

Reminding us all of the eternal race

We were washed anew, free from shame

And sang in glory praising the name above all names

He came to Church this Sunday with his spirit high

But we stood firm and send him away with a resounding ‘Bye-Bye.’

 

Indeed we laughed out in scorn at lying Lucifer

And took back our salvation and our glorious crown

And we all wept with joy and sang out ‘Alleluia’!

Yes, the devil came to our little church, at the very outskirts of town

He came expecting victory but we stood and fought and robbed him of his ‘crown’!

© Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido (All rights reserved).

#14. Floetry by JulietKego: MY FIVE FINGERS.

 

My childrenMy work is done here
I am free and I know no fear
I am alive and I dance in ecstasy
To the music of heaven’s choir
I leave my right hand behind
With five beautiful fingers from the King
Four gleaming swords and a sharp shapely arrow
They stand strong, tall and proud
Solid proof that I was once here.

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#7. Stolen Home.

We came home, to find it was no more.
The dusty red earth,
once holy and welcoming to our feet,
sands so soft to touch,
as we scoop to fill our palms with a part of our sacred universe.
A land so blessed we bow our foreheads
and kneel in homage to the mysteries buried deep beneath.
The rusty, dusty red-earth, all gone. Gone!

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Welcome To My World of Floetry!

IMG_8718-2Welcome to my world of poetry, aka my La-La land! 🙂 I’ve decided to stop being lazy and finally start collating all original poems I’ve written from high school till date (that’s a period of over 25 years)! To all my family and friends who’ve always encouraged me to do this, I say a big ‘thank you’!

A special, heartfelt thanks to my sweetheart and husband, Charles (Azuba Iddo), for being a man who truly loves the Lord, and a source of inspiration. (Thanks for breaking my heart, healing it and now keeping it safe and whole).

My beautiful children -for caring, being original and teaching me new worlds and unique experiences every single day, my wonderful parents for their faith in me, unconditional love and years of patience in keeping all those scraps of papers with my illegible scribbles and most importantly shaping my core model of the world and for anchoring my faith in a loving creator and in humanity!

To my loving siblings, especially my beautiful, generous and strong big sister for doing my share of the household chores and cooking while I day-dreamed! To aunties Kate and Rita (Madam Arunne), for simply, always being there and having my back, my grandmothers-Bridget and Margaret, for being unapologetic about standing in their power and reveling in their femininity, my mom-in-law, Josephine Onyido (RIP), for teaching me about the strength and power of inner-self, my in-laws, especially Akunne (RIP), for being being solid rocks of support.

To my sister-friends, especially the FGGC O’sha family and in particular -Eukay, UK, Chichielle, Elimma, UG, Doreen, Nwaka, NG, Evo, Chika, Yejide, Obie, FiFi, Diana, Aijay, Pearl, Ify, Ifeh, Jane, Joan, Marylou and RaRa….for urging me on to take the leap and most especially for their generosity, faith, loyalty and never letting up! Also, a huge thank you to my amazing, charismatic, incandescent mentors Nina Jean Perez, for the gift of unconditional love…Mary Okobi (RIP), for making a little girl believe that she could dare live her dreams and most importantly, for ‘getting it’!

And finally, to all the unnamed faces and strangers I meet every day, in the real world, cyber-world and in dreamlands, those sacred souls, who gift me with their stories, their secrets, their pains, their triumphs and their dreams, I salute your courage and treasure your gifts of friendship, of connecting, sharing, healing and finally letting go so that you can co-create your new destiny with God. To every little girl who dares to dream, to find and use her voice, c’mon let’s dance the beautiful dance of life together!

A grateful heart ‘n’ thankful spirit,

Juliet ‘Kego

P.S: My dream is to put up at least one poetry post per WEEK, so help me God..lol! So hopefully, by the end of each year, my goal is to have at least 52 poems on this blog!!!

P.P.S: Do you feel any connection with any of my poems? Does any poem resonate with you? …I’d love to hear from you! I wrote some of them as a teenager, so they’re like precious little ‘babies’ to me 🙂 Cheers!