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Poetry streams…

Christ a poet

Hello, My name is Niel and these are the ChristaPoet Freestyle Sessions. This year, ChristaPoet wants to give you a special perspective to our freestyles. At first, some of these poems were published as stand-alone pieces. But in actuality, each poem is an untitled part of the a freestyle session. Each freestyle session is given a topic for the poems to address.

Last week, I showed you freestyles from the months of April and March. It is time therefore to advance to the month of May. But may I yet indulge you with poetry from the last day of the month of April. April 30th saw some really great poetry.

We begin at Nonso John, 12:11pm in the afternoon:

I pray.
Let the words of my mouth.
And the meditations of my heart.
Be acceptable in your sight.
Oh Lord.
And when I come on the edge
Of every of…

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12am

I wrote these between 11:30 yesterday and 12am today, Friday 25th September.


Came to save to day
Got saved anyway

I did it in my sleep
I practiced in the day
They call us lazy youth
Because we dey our dey
Godswill had a dream
He called me for a beat
I jequthiel’d on it
His cousin made it sweet

10th First
You heard first
It’s my thirst
To see you be the best
And wear wisdom like a crest



So you know I started
I’ll make you read a lot
Less than a thousand, a pound’s kin is Azikiwe not smiling.


Haptic with the flow
Thanks a lot to failure
Had to hurt to grow
Reading na im sure

…pass
Mass is ended at the 1st hour.
Funny that the second hour’s name is one o’clock
Masses have a lot of power
I’ve been training up to master what they call luck




Balance
Yet they say thia world e no balance
Is there balance?
Change? Is there a balance?
Lessons locked in idiosyncratic Naija parlance.


_till it’s 12_

Back to what I told him
I don’t have to say that I’m a Christian
It’s written in my ways and my gisting
You know how I got them
Listening
And watching
And all the while, it’s just my business I be minding.
I took the minds of kids and I armed them
When accused of pride, I don’t have a word to tell them.
I’ll be twenty minutes when I tell you I’ll be twenty-nine
I’ve lost a lot of ginja just trying to stay in line
Yes I am a rainbow
Yes I am sublime
Yes I like lime, cut and put it when I wine


It’s three minutes to 12
I keep missing Mile 12
Oh so much to delve
Into but I’ll shelve
All that like a belch

#nielquchi

Everyday Jesus speaks truth

John 7:18
John 9:4
John 8:31-32

In my experience I have come to accept that the most primal need of every artist is that of communication. No matter the definition or style when art is misunderstood the pain hits hard on the artist in ways psychologists can only write about. Hence when we do art we try our best to portray what only our eyes see and try to bring into reality so that without explanation our art speaks for us and you now see what we saw. So yes beyond all the razzmatazz we all including the best of us are just trying to say something…

Now there lies my issue: if you are going to say something, let it be worth hearing or in the words of my friend Glofame ”keep shut and I’d have noticed you for your silence”.

Now I know you have things to say you believe are worth hearing but hold your horses. First, lets classify your message. If something is essentially correct you have just stated a fact but if something is universally and absolutely correct at all times it is then considered the TRUTH. Now since only one can boast of such wisdom, I make bold to say that the truth is what God says it is.
This is why we cannot afford to focus our attention on ourselves for only through Him can we deliver the truth about every issue of life. Whether we recognise it or not, whether we accept it or not we have a responsibility to feed the world with the truth through our art forms. We are today our generation’s Christs hence we have to make the truth heard in all the corners of the earth because everyday Jesus speaks truth

MIDNIGHT NOON

Tonight, on the eve of another adventure I anticipate the pleasure that anticipates me and as usual déjà vu paints pictures of my reminiscences.

I have stopped again to find that I miss you.

I stored off my cryptic ways of expression in order to learn to pour more of myself into my collage of words and so…I cannot even hide behind my own cunning. But then, I am writing to you, as you sit beaming in my mind. I doubt if in physical reality I will ever let you see this; except of course after the school of thought, that muddy the bed of mind and let float this much semantic debris, have swam off into the obscurity of forgetfulness.

I have stopped again to find that I miss you.

A part of me offers to remind me of the times when I claimed I did not love you this much. Perhaps I was a victim of a deception executed by my own nonchalance, I answer that part of me. Another part asks,If you deceived yourself with your own nonchalance, why are you not deceived?

I could stop here; but it won’t be because I miss you because I’m content because I’m complete without you. I can’t deny that I love you, but that means I wish you joy, happiness and love. So if the kind of love you found takes you away from me then I count it an expression of my love for you to let you go.

There will be days when I miss you, and I will stop and I will regurgitate the memories we shared and chew the cud. I guess that’s happening right now.

I anticipate the pleasure that anticipates me and as usual déjà vu paints pictures of my reminiscences, except of course after the school of thought, that muddy the bed of mind and let float this much semantic debris, have swam off into the obscurity of forgetfulness.

I could stop here; but it won’t be because I miss you because I’m content because I’m complete without you. I can’t deny that I love you, but that means I wish you joy, happiness and love. So if the kind of love you found takes you away from me then I count it an expression of my love for you to let you go.

But then, I am writing to you, as you sit beaming in my mind. A part of me offers to remind me of the times when I claimed I did not love you this much. Perhaps I was a victim of a deception executed by my own nonchalance, I answer that part of me.

Tonight, on the eve of another adventure, a part of me asks,’If you deceived yourself with your own nonchalance, why are you not deceived?’

Ripe Dates

To Chisom and Nonye,
About relationships:

Precious (Ogbonna 2016) said, ‘if you know what you’re doing its OK.’

Mabel (Asuquo 2016) said,’ I don’t like to waste my time…’ Thereby suggesting that dating in the realm of Tertiary education, dating is pointless. It is problematic to define a relationship except in each case’s isolation

‘Why would YOU want to date?’ would be easier to answer than ‘Should I date?’

But we must consider the destination of every journey either while on the journey or before it. Now the question: ”When is someone termed MATURE”?

Maturity has often been viewed as indicated by pubic hair, but now… I will speak of my own view of the matter; My own answer to the question.

Dating could be a tool for furthering the maturity of those involved. A lot of things I was naive to were exposed to me in my years of dating. Dating cannot make or mar you. Your person is slightly dependent on your reaction to life around you: Else we take away responsibility. Dating is not bad… But I am strongly of the view that it is for a purpose. Purposeless dating is harmful and should not be encouraged. Following ‘feelings’ is what got Samson, Sisera, David, Saul and a lot of others into complications. If you are dating because you have feelings for someone…
That person won’t be the last person you’ll have feelings for.

If you date with marriage in view and the person leaves;
Is it purpose-less dating?:roll:

No; You dated with marriage in view

When, in my opinion, is anyone eligible for dating?

When you can handle the Spiritual, Emotional and Financial responsibility.

If you were in a relationship, would you say no every time you’re overtly or covertly asked for money?

No, I guess

And wouldn’t you want to get things for your Bae?

Yes, you would.

Its irresponsible to take the money wey your pahle gi u make u take chop dey buy buy one tin or the other…especially if you no be omobabalowo

When, in my opinion, is anyone eligible for dating?

You can ignore all these and date believing that along the way, Grace will take you there; I think that’s a level of Spiritual maturity.

But if you ignore God, UC, Daniel, Ambode, Nnanna, your pastor and parents…
Whatever you see, enjoy it.

As for biblical backup…THERE IS NO NEW TESTAMENT FRAMEWORK TO DATING; NO EXAMPLE OR ANALOGOUS REFERENCE I KNOW.

if we are new Creations, let’s act like it.

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable.

Ask God before you date.