Be Committed To Your Spouse

MARRIAGE

Be committed to your spouse,
The one you have in your house.
Don’t be distracted by anyone outside
Irrespective  of the turn of the tide.

Be committed to your spouse
And let go of all your grouse.
Love him or her with all your heart
Whether or not you felt so from the start.

Be committed to your spouse.
Never consider him or her a louse.
If you do you will feel frustrated
And your union may be truncated.

Be committed to your spouse
More than you would love a carouse.
Nothing else should make you more lively
Than the love of your spouse so comely.

Be committed to your spouse.
All tensions you must seek to douse
Allow no known blister to fester
And both of you will heal faster.

Be committed to your spouse
Whether away or in your house.
Never from him or her depart
Till death do both of you part.


©Copyright 2019| Victor Uyanwanne

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When Time Waited For Me

Procrastination

I found that time waited for me
To be everything I wanted to be.
I wasn’t in a hurry to accomplish anything.
But in the end I seemed to own everything.

For once, time waited for me all year long
And in nothing at all was I found wrong.
Everything went better than I had expected
Far better than I could’ve had them constructed.

The Sun was always up, shining in its full glory.
No darkness and no gloomy days; so why worry?
Without care, I yielded to the warm embrace of sleep
And there was nothing at all to make me weep.

I could see everything was mine without efforts.
And without surprises I had all the good results.
All the good things of life were there for my taking.
I reached out to grab only to discover I was dreaming.


©Copyright 2019| Victor Uyanwanne

You lost your shine as a star

You lost your shine as a star

I thought you were so strong
Now I know I’m so wrong.

With all the things you’ve been through
And everything you hold to be true

I didn’t expect you to fall so easily
Or may be I overestimated you lazily.

You forgot the son of whom you are
So you lost your shine as a star.

Like the proverbial prodigal son did
All your ways have become sordid.

Would you now retrace yours steps?
And begin to seek some helps.

Hope you would come to your senses on time
So you wouldn’t have to lose all your dime.

Fear not to come back to the Father
Where you will find love like no other.

He will welcome you with an open arm
In Him you will experience no harm.


©Copyright 2019 | Victor Uyanwanne

Real Value Is Beneath The Dirt

You lost your shine as a star

Real value is found beneath the death

As shining as many somethings are.
They are definitely not all a star

Not everything that glitters is gold.
That you may have already been told.

Surely, nothing is as it ever appears
So do not be deceived by the tears.

Life isn’t like a computer; don’t forget
What you see isn’t always what you get.

If you have to see the picture that’s true
Try looking beyond the face value.

Real value is found beneath the dirt
So you have to dig deeper in the earth.


First published as Looking Beyond The Face Value on Victors’ Corner in 2018. ©Copyright| Victor Uyanwanne

 

Mr. Know All – Part 2

A poem on Mr Know All

A poem on Mr Know All

Continued from  Mr. Know All Part 1

He’s been planting the seed of loneliness
Sure he will meet with shameful ugliness.
If he doesn’t change now his ways
He’s heading for the way that never pays.

If he never learns from the rest
His abode will soon turn into a forest.
Cos he’s standing on the sand that sinks
He’ll end up in the hole that stinks

Already, he’s heading towards destruction
Because he completely abhors instruction.
Soonest will be his day of reckoning
Clearly, to him the devil is beckoning.

Had he loved good instruction
He wouldn’t go in the wrong direction.
Could we then say all is well?
He’s gone farther than we can tell

There might still be a way out
If for help he’ll open his mouth to shout
But his pride reaches the imposing sky
Like the Everest standing so high


©Copyright 2019 | Victor Uyanwanne

Mr. Know All

Mr I too know

Mr I too know

Because he is so bright
He thinks all his ways are right
So he went only his way
But, alas, he went astray!

He feels he knows everything
He doesn’t want to be taught anything
But indeed he is truly short-sighted
He who doesn’t want to be guided

Whether in his aggressive action
Or in his cool but calculated inaction
If he doesn’t want to hear out any body
He might end up becoming a nobody

“It’s my life, this is my world”
Will always be his word
But he forgets to remember
That one alone is too small a number


©Copyright 2019 | Victor Uyanwanne

 

I Am The New Year

i am the new year

 

i am the new year

I am the New Year
I come every 365 days
I wait for no one
I’m always moving forward

In me some people will find joy
Others will shed a tear
But I caused no gain or pain
I am just who I am

People look forward to seeing me
They receive me with enthusiasm
But in a matter of a few days
They wonder where I’ve gone

I always go where I have to go – forward
I never look back, not even for once
Ride with me if you can
Because I’m not coming back same way

Every time, I come as a new person
Wearing a different toga
Having the same number of days to spend
As already fixed by the Timeless One

My time is always ticking away
Not waiting for any man or thing
While you read this and wonder…
A part of the present me is already gone

While you still have me in your breath
You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do
Else I will quickly move pass you by
Again you will wonder where I’ve gone.


©Copyright 2019 | Victor Uyanwanne

Christmas – More than just the birth of a Baby

Christmas poem

Christmas poem

Yes, it is Christmas once again
To some it’s a gain and others a pain
But what a joy it is to those who know!

People from all around the world
All walks of life
All races and tribes
Celebrate the birth of a special Baby

But more than just the birth of a baby
To a young Jewish virgin lady
Over two thousand years ago
Christmas is the coming of Divinity to humanity
The birth of the Saviour of the world

The one who is called Immanuel – God with us
Born of the Holy Spirit, fully God and fully man
He became the baby that changed the world

It is Christmas
A celebration of the birth of the Redeemer
God’s greatest Gift to the world
Ushering in the hope of eternal life

On a day like this
Many people will eat and drink
But beyond the partying and reveling
Forget not the essence of His birth
He was born to Save…

It was written of Him before hand
He would save His people from their sins
But alas His own rejected Him
They refused Him as the Messiah

What a loss to them
But their loss became the gain of the world
To as many as receive Him
To them He gave the power to become the sons of God.
In him the promise to Abraham became fulfilled
In you shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

It is Christmas, the birth of a Saviour
The unveiling of The Way to God
The Truth and the Light
Saviour, Redeemer…
The Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.


©Copyright 2018|Victor Uyanwanne

All Things May Not Be So Beautiful 2

When the Sun is not shining

When the Sun is not shining

All things may not be so beautiful.
But in God, you should remain hopeful.
Just like He takes care of the sparrow.
He’ll take care of you today, tomorrow.

All things may not be so beautiful.
Still, you have to remain prayerful.
With the power of God on your inside.
You will make impact far and wide.

All things may not be so beautiful.
But unto God you’ll remain faithful.
As the One who wipes away all your tears
You can always lean on Him without fears.

All things may not be so beautiful.
But rely on God’s grace, which is plentiful.
As someone already redeemed by the blood.
You’re eternally saved from the devil’s flood.


©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

All Things May Not Be So Beautiful 1

All things not so bright and beautiful

All things may not be so beautiful.
Still you’ve got reasons to be thankful.
There might be reasons for you to complain.
But godly wisdom will help you to refrain.

All things may not be so beautiful.
But God remains who He is – wonderful.
When the devil does things to make you sad.
Keep trusting in the One that makes you glad.

All things may not be so beautiful.
And the trees may not yet be fruitful.
It doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate.
That God still loves you isn’t subject to debate.

All things may not be so beautiful.
But you’ve got to remain prayerful.
However bad things might have become
Fear not, for your change will surely come.


©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne