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Note to Self

Beloved, You clench your fists too tightly And hold your breath for too long Does your heart forget that peace lives within? Does your mind forget the battles won?   This aching in your belly And tightness in your chest Will melt like cotton candy As you soak your soul in joy   Do you… Continue reading Note to Self

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About Mmesoma

I was never the fun kid growing up. I always had my head buried in a book, caught up in a different world. This was probably why my friendship circle was unusually small for a child. It was a miracle, but I had a childhood best friend- Mmesomachi. Our friendship was very peculiar, more of… Continue reading About Mmesoma

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Calvary

Growing up, I never understood the fuss about Easter. Christmas was the holiday when I unwrapped gifts, ate my favourite dishes till I couldn't breathe and wore the fanciest dresses. But Easter always seemed calm, if not gloomy. My parents would make us fast and pray, and family devotions always seemed to drag for hours… Continue reading Calvary

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Beyond The Shore

There is a world beyond the shore Bursting at the seams with dreams yet unborn Heavy with hope and the grind of a thousand hands Mapped with endless roads that lead to gold Trodden by brave hearts and steady feet   There is a world beyond the shore So clear yet so hidden Wrapped with… Continue reading Beyond The Shore

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GARDEN

Like flowers in a garden Love comes in many colours It’s in your best friend’s hug And the private jokes with your sister It’s in the loud laughs with your brother And the long prayers from your mother It’s in the starry-eyed stares from your lover And the quiet moments with Abba   Love may… Continue reading GARDEN

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Golden River

I hope you find a love that stays The kind that gives you hope, Fluttering in your soul like the wings of peace   I hope every moment holds promise Cradling your heart carefully, Embracing your dreams with acceptance   I hope love finds you, for you are worthy That it calls your name so… Continue reading Golden River

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Now The Year Is Over…

The year is over but life continues. This is what I've learnt... On Life: Forgiveness is a necessary journey for every human being and vulnerability is the very ointment that balms our wounds. Be good to people. It doesn't matter if they deserve it or not. Everyone needs a bit of goodness in their life. … Continue reading Now The Year Is Over…

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The Dilemma

Sitting on the fence, unsure To fall back or lean forward To accept defeat or fight on To crave winter or the hot sun To draw blood or heal wounds   I look straight ahead As I battle the forces at both sides I shut my eyes, hoping not to be sundered But I know… Continue reading The Dilemma

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When It Happens

When the storm rages in my soul Teach me to sit still at your feet   When my mind wanders on journeys lost Show me that your love is my compass, pulling me back to you   If tears roll down my cheeks as I walk this path of forgiveness Help me to see that… Continue reading When It Happens

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Stars in the Day

I remember the day my father caused me to see stars. It was on a cool evening of a weekday and he had just returned from a road trip in his old grey car. My siblings and I scurried over to welcome him and after hugging us, he opened the trunk of the car to… Continue reading Stars in the Day