A Miner’s Salvation Story

  At the crack of dawn We rose from our makeshift beds Armed with our pickaxes and shovels Headed to the quarry for the day’s job Lyrics engraved in our hearts Sang the miners’ anthem As we marched on shoulder to shoulder To the source of our daily wage In the “Shoofly” was this Uncommonly…

More Sons…

    There He stood without a hint of His true identity We could not tell how great His Majesty was Neither decipher the extent of His rule Nor fathom how beautiful and strong His servants were And His army? None could compare in valor and might He left it all and became human That…

Life on the Streets

Where I came from I can’t remember nor where my siblings and parents live can I tell. All I can say is that “the street is my home and the fellow street children are of same brotherhood.” I’ve learned how to become a man at a very young age. Hustling is our street mantra –…

Exodus

The shouts of jubilation was resounding As I watched everyone broke into singing and dancing Showing off what they had gotten from their long-served masters My reticent Mum became chatty While Pa prayed with such fervor As neighbors gathered in clusters to share stories Asked Mama “what are we celebrating?” She said, “the 400-year old…

Call of Peter

Never had there been such a time That a crowd would gather at Lake of Genneraset In numbers they came to hear this Man Bringing along their sick and oppressed ones Well,I was not so bothered Not after a long night of toiling without a catch Our boats were grounded ashore, we washed our nets…

Saturday Owambe turns sour!

It is Saturday in Lagos. I can feel the beat of festivities and the smell of the Nigerian party jollof rice. Omg! I can’t miss out this weekend. This is part of the rewards of living and spending the weekend in the commercial capital of Nigeria, the party never ends. There was this memorable Saturday,…

Fishing for Taxes

Jesus is never stranded. The cattle on a thousand hills are truly his. He can’t be stranded by the payment of a temple tax imposed by man.

Mephibosheth

The story of Mephibosheth reveals that there is always hope for a miraculous turn around. Never lose hope even if it seems you are Lo-debar today

Zacchaeus

It was an ordinary day for Zacchaeus but an encounter with Jesus made a difference as all odds were against him …