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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Contemplation on the Odu Otura Ofun


Drifting snowflakes flutter
across the sky
an effervescent show of
glittering light 
dancing all around
If there is such a thing
as magic
this is surely
what it looks like
trees tipped in merengues
left by god’s frozen sneeze
silence wraps my ears
and cold envelopes my nose
as my breath creates
plumes of steam
that break the stillness
floating away
like my thoughts
I am ever amazed
that in this world of chaos and hatred
there still exists such
wondrous beauty
If only we could all
for a moment
stop
and feel it
perhaps we would make
better
choices
so that someday
our children might
look upon these same miracles
and enjoy the beauty
the universe
has given
us

Friday, November 6, 2015

contemplation on the Odu Otura Odi


Belief in
the devil
is a waste
of precious time
An invention
of the human mind
serving only as
a reminder
that sometimes
demons of our own creation
can take up residence
in our hearts
turning us into predators
seeking out prey
inflicting pain
on ourselves 
on others
and sometimes
replicating like a nasty
virus
for which there is
only one cure
Human
Heal thyself
and thine
neighbor
with
love