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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Iwori Owonrin


Royalty is s meaningless
and outdated concept
created and upheld
by a minority
to suppress the majority
so why is it
that we worship
people with
titles and status
gained through happenstance
or worse
purchased like a 
trinket at a fair
Aren't we all 
Stewards
of this planet
we call home
Bow your head
to no one
and everyone
Reverence 
is not forced by
protocol
or custom
but earned
through 
good deeds
and
great stewardship
of all our
brothers and sisters

Friday, July 1, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Ofun Osa

Wealth and materialism
tend to run
hand in hand with
fear and anxiety
playmates with whom we
find ourselves in a
never ending game of
hide and go seek
A package deal
you never find one
without the other
their friendship
often leaving us
barely able to move
It really is best to
break free from the
possession
obsession
that threatens to leave you
paralyzed
and instead spend your days
dancing with your
true friend
love

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Osa Obara

Sometimes the biggest
Smile
Masks the largest 
Fangs
Requiring special care and caution 
When handling
In order to avoid venom laced
Words
Spoken in the ears of 
Others

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Contemplation on the odu Ogunda Ika

Try and live
an amazing life
because someday
you will miss today
if not this specific
day
the idea that you had
today
so often we
forget
the number of days
we are given
are too few
at best
Try then
to create
beautiful postcards
of the places
you’ve been
and the people
you’ve met
If you’re lucky
you can take them
with you
on your next 
Journey 



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Contemplation on the Odu Irete Ogbe

You can hide from
Many things
But unfortunately 
Hiding from yourself 
Isn't much of an option
As soon as you
Close your eyes 
Your mind
becomes a mirror
Reflecting your
Inner self
At times 
shapeless 
At times 
accurate
Every wrinkle
Every shadow
A portrait of 
naked emotions
Layered with history
Waiting for you
To give form
To the formless 
To exorcise your
Demons
And transform your 
Life 
Hopefully
For the better
Only you
Can sculpt
A better
You

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