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

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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

Gone With The Wind

Though we weren’t born the same day.
You and I have come a mighty long way.
Anchoring our hope on the gracious Lord.
(Or so I thought) with unbreakable chord.

We walked faithfully together for more than a mile.
Sometimes we cried but we also had course to smile.
We were moving in the right direction – forward.
Hoping that some day, we would receive our reward.

But you detoured and I didn’t hear from you again.
Without warning, you went pursuing worldly gain.
You followed wrong counsel and went the wrong way.
You’ve gone with the wind and have gone astray.

Time has passed but I still think well about you.
For all the ugly things you might have gone thru
Oh how I wish you were a little more discerning.
Not to have gone with men of worldly yearning.

Even now that you have gone far away from me.
I often wonder if that’s how it was meant to be.
But I pray you’re still alive and without pain.
With the hope that one day, we shall see again.


©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

It’s Okay You Went Away

Poem by Victor Uyanwanne
Photo by Francisco Gonzalez on Unsplash

It’s okay
You went away.
Despite the pain
I will love again.

It’s okay
You went away.
Yesterday you were there
Today, you’re no more here.

It’s okay
You went away.
I hope you find love
Straight from above.

It’s okay
You went away.
You are forgiven
By His mercies given.

It’s okay
You went away.
May be we’ll meet again
But no to relationship without gain.

It’s okay
You went away.
May be it was right
You went out of sight.

It’s okay
You went away.
It was time to say goodbye
I believe we both know why.

It’s okay
You went away.
Nothing begins without ending
We’re a mistake from the beginning.

It’s okay
You went away.
Yesterday is gone
A new day is born.

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

Because We Have The Greatest Love

True love

When I saw you the first time.
It felt like you were an angel.
Though I didn’t have much dime.
I knew our relationship will gel.

From that very day on wards
Up, everything went towards
Being with you seems so right
And our future colourfully bright.

Together we set out on this journey
Though it may be rough and thorny
It is guaranteed us we will make it
If we have our trust in God every bit

People will see us and marvel
As God’s favours on us unravel
We will wave at them and say
It is the Lord’s doing all the way

Sure, it is marvellous in our eyes
Not because we are strong and wise
But because we have the greatest love
Poured in our hearts from high Above.

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

Finding The Courage To Move On

You said you loved me with all your heart.
And you made me many promises for a start.
So I loved and trusted you as a thorough-bred.
Having faith in the future I thought we shared.

But before the very future began to unfold.
Before our relationship became months old.
Many ugly things about you began to surface.
One after another, right before my innocent face.

I thought I could handle them very well at first
Wishing that what we shared would not waste.
But you consistently proved to be irredeemable
For awful reasons that still remain inscrutable

“I am human after all,” you always claim
That I know, so I apportioned no blame
Thinking that since we are in this together.
We could help each other become better.

You’ve asked for forgiveness a thousand times
I have extended pardon to you a million times.
But the relationship is not getting stronger
Neither is the experience getting sweeter.

The more I pull, the further you descend into oblivion
Without care, without regard for our budding union.
I wish I had listened to my heart from the beginning
I would not be standing here and whining

I can no longer cope, so I will let you be
With the hope you’ll do better without me
It took me such a long time to make up my mind
But I’m glad the courage to move on I could find.

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

Living Life In God’s Name I

This life is more than a game.
I will have to live it in God’s name.
I will live for only His purpose.
And for all He will ever propose.

I will give it all my time.
And put in all my dime.
I will never like to give up.
No matter how big the hiccup.

I know it will not be so easy
Neither can the road be rosy
But I’m ready to meet the marvel
No matter how far I’ll have to travel.

One thing I will have to tell you:
You will see me come through
Has it ever been done before?
I am ready to do much more.

That it can be well achieved
That I have long perceived
The eyes of flesh may not see it
But by faith I can see every bit

It would not have to be so long
Before we would tell who is wrong
I have not said I’m always right
But I can’t give up the good fight.

It is one thing to get a thing started
And yet another to get it completed
I know that He who has set me on
Is still there to keep me moving on.

©Copyright | Victor Uyanwanne


*This poem was first published in 2017 on my main blog, Victors’ Corner

Your Love Makes Me Smile

 

Poem on smile

With You God, I have a brand new day.
As I wake and see the Sun in the sky.
You will always be there to make a way.
No matter how much the enemy may try.

You are the Reason why I live
Without you I cannot breathe
Unto you I will forever cleave
Let me Your grace enwreathe.

The feel of Your love makes me smile.
No matter the situation in life I face
With You I will walk more than a mile
For I’m daily imbued with your grace.

 

©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne