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Friday, May 27, 2016

Contemplation on the odu Odi Irosun (odi iroso)


There is no perfect
mate
We will never find
them
Even when we think
We have
Trust me
We haven't 
All we can do 
Is hope to find our
Best
almost perfect 
mate
And hope that
They don't leave us
To search for their
perfect
mate
Seeking perfection is
No different than
Counting to infinity 
Not going to happen
Ever
Stop trying
And enjoy 
Imperfect
love

Monday, May 23, 2016

contemplation on the Odu Oshe Irete ( Oshe Bile )

I wake 
Rubbing the sleep
From my eyes 
Breathing deeply
I stand to feel the ground
Beneath my feet
A mouthful of pure water
Passes my lips and
Swirls through my mouth
Washing away yesterday's complaints
to start the day fresh
My arms reach up
Tracing a circle
Around my head
As I greet the sky
That sometimes rewards me
With rays of sunshine 
Pulling clarity down
My hands close in silent 
Prayer
Touching fingertips
To forehead 
Covering my eyes
To open my other senses
As I kneel
And prostrate
Head to earth
So I might ground
My thoughts
I give thanks to those
That came before
Me
And
At last I 
stand tall
Like bamboo
Strong 
Yet 
Supple
Having released
All that kept me chained
I face the day renewed 
A clean slate 
Ready for
What may
Come



Monday, May 9, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Ogbe Obara

I saw your sock
the one you keep
looking for
You last spotted it
somewhere in your hamper
I happened upon it
as I took my weekly stroll
It's funny the
things I stumble upon
when walking on the moon
I spotted it
in a field of
socks
that stretched
as far as the eye
could see
faded tulips
gently swaying
no two alike
Sometimes old
sometimes new
sometimes cherished
sometimes
just
there
but all
lost
Perhaps you should
take a
walk on the moon
and find
the dreams you've lost
like so many socks
and let yourself
become whole
again

Monday, April 4, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Osa Ogunda ( osa agunleja )

Wait until you find out
there is no God
I know
i’m crazy
but
guess what
God is just a
word
incapable of describing
the wondrous
inexplicable
infinite
world
we live in
That’s ok
I know you
won’t
can’t
let go
Someday
you’ll be free
from the chains of
man's religions
only to realize
It’s all just a love story
between you
and
the universe
Give in
and become one
with your maker

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Ogunda Meji


Time is just an illusion
created by the mind
to track the decay
of the house that
holds its secrets
and the activities
of the world
around it
In reality 
there is only
now
all else
can only be
experienced
in relation to
this
moment
That’s why
all things 
past
present
future
exist
simultaneously
If a ray of light
travels 1 million light years
to allow us to view
it’s present state
By the time it reaches us
it is no longer the present
but the distant past
while its origin
is already experiencing
the future
all while we 
observe it in the
present
This 
remains true
even when 1 million light years
is 1 millionth of one second
time
at all scales is
relative

Friday, February 12, 2016

Contemplation on Oyekun Obara


Hey.
<I’ll get it>
Excuse me.
<Not yet>
Sorry.
<Still figuring it out>
Watch it!
<I’m not always the fastest learner>
Ouch!
<You'd think i’d have seen that one coming>
Shit!
<Getting there…>
Whew….
<finally>

Amazing
how long it can take
to learn even the simplest of lessons
I suppose
that’s why they say
to err is human
to forgive
divine

PS
Don’t forget to
forgive 
yourself

Friday, January 22, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Obara Oshe (obara che)



Standing at the bottom
of the waterfall
mouth open wide
I attempt to swallow
eyes closed
but mind open
as knowledge hits
the back of my throat
splashing across my face
streaking down my neck
drenching my body
I shiver relentlessly until
the sun appears
having dropped its foggy robe
offering me a much needed 
warm embrace
strengthening me to 
once again
swallow more
knowledge


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