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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Contemplation on the Odu Ofun Oyekun

For many
It's not death that is truly feared
Nor even the loss of life
It's something far greater
Our fear is rooted in the idea that
There might be a time when
Sharing moments with our
Living loved ones and equally
With those who passed before us
May be impossible
Even faith gives no guarantees
Only hope
One thing that is for sure
Our bodies will become one
With the earth
With the universe
In that way we are reborn
Feeding the never ending cycle

Friday, December 11, 2020

Contemplation on Owonrin Ogunda (oworin ogunda, ojuani ogunda)

A vanity has bewitched so many
I am left wondering what will remain
When the spell has lifted
Truth has become the enemy
In a war waged by the righteous
More concerned with being right
Then doing what is right
Science has been gutted and left for dead
Another casualty of the crusade against a
Perceived enemy that does not exist
Truth has been forsaken for dominance
Leading us down the same dark path
That has devastated humanity
Over and over throughout the centuries
A tyranny of might
Is always driven by
A nucleus of fright
Feeding the mayhem that
Leads to an inevitable
Mass exodus of souls
I hope this time is not like the last
I hope this time we come to our senses
I hope this time the body count is not so high
Remember when there is not one left to go after
They will go after you

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Contemplation on the Odu Oshe Osa ( oshe'sa , Oche sa )

You can not buy Ifa
Wisdom is not for sale
No one can teach you Ifa
Knowledge is born from life
Few will grasp the meaning of Ifa
Understanding comes from deep within
Only the rainbow can capture the spirit of Ifa
Insight happens when blindness allows you to see
How then will you capture Ifa
When it dances in your hands
Like a tornado from heaven
Rearranging the landscape
Then vanishing into thin air
By each time placing yourself
Squarely at its center
Letting the chips fall as they may
Then clearly seeing what needs to be done
In the aftermath
Ifa is chaos
Ifa is synchronicity
Ifa is

Friday, August 21, 2020

Contemplation on the odu Oshe Ogunda

Humankind brought to its knees by an invisible enemy
Perfectly amoral and silently efficient
A killing machine whose defeat requires we look
Closely at ourselves and others
Like a trojan horse entering the most sacred of temples
We do not know if our enemy stands next to us or is us
We are each in time revealed
Whether through word deed or lack thereof
That is the cruelty of this enemy
Until we are humbled by its power and act accordingly
We can will not win
We can not win
Unity of purpose is the only place we will find salvation
The only path to victory
Together we build palaces in the sky
Apart we never get beyond the first story
I choose us ... who do you choose?

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Contemplation on the Odu Ika Iwori

When you decide to 
Fully live in the
Moment
Is when you will finally achieve
Immortality
Jump off the edge of darkness
Timeless love will cradle you
In its warm embrace
Forever 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Contemplation on the Odu Ika Oshe

People want magic to fit in a bottle
But most often it doesn’t
Magic at its best is
Messy 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Contemplation on the odu Ika Ogunda

I stand
Center stage
Blinded by a flood of light
Hoping to be heard
Dreaming of acceptance
That will never come
Shamans live
In forests
On mountains
Invisible even amongst the masses
Being other
Is the gift and curse of
Sight
Silently I scream before opening
My mouth
In roaring whispers I
Paint pictures of humanity
Upon your eardrums
Forcing you to reconcile
Your truth
With truth
A vengeful angel of mercy
Wreaking havoc with the 
Building blocks of your 
Moral constructs
I pray for you
For us all
In poetic streams
While guiding you towards the
Edge of rapture
Performing a slight of word
Before disappearing
Leaving you to question
What is real
What is dream
What is truth
As you leave the performance
Bewildered
Wondering
How did I get here
What does this mean
Who am I
Really