Dry Bones Live

General poem by T-Ralph

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For I know that they once cried
At the site where dead bones laid

See these slim empty bones dried
These same dust shall surely rise

The realm where our spirits thrive
We shall eat grow and survive ...

Dry Bones Live

General poem by T-Ralph

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For I know that they once cried
At the sight where dead bones laid

See these slim empty bones dried
This same dust shall surely rise

In the realm where our spirits thrive
We shall eat, grow and survive ...

PART 4 (THE VOICE THAT SPEAKS TODAY)

General poem by aroluyeye

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After several years of jostling between conflicting emotions
And the daily warfare of keeping in line with my devotion
A few times I still fall and rise and fall short
I’m still tempted severally to just give up and stop
When the emotional struggle is firing on all cylinders
I lock myself away and avoid the company of believers
I pick up my diaries and go over the many facts
Unknowingly, I’m yielding to the enemy’s secret tact
I hear His voice speaking gently to my heart, saying ‘don’t’
I snarl back, ‘I can choose; I have the right to vote’
In no time I’m riding the mighty waves of the crazy cycle
Bad facts: tears, bad facts: tears; that’s the vehicle
And when ...

OMNI

General poem by aroluyeye

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You can feel Him
He’s in the scorching heat of the sun
The freezing cold of snow that can stun
You can neither shake Him off nor run
You feel that by His love you’re reborn
You sense Him
The still small voice speaking to your heart
The weaving of your life like a mat
In your darkest hours, though not a bat
You sense Him, even in this or that
You can hear Him
In the soft whispers of wind blowing
The telepathy of the ant’s colony
Even in the silence of lightning
Silently, yet loudly you hear Him
You believe Him
Because He is not man that should lie
He can hear and does give sound replies
Majesty dwelling on our inside
You believe because He’s the most high
You can s ...

LONGING FOR SHEKINAH

General poem by aroluyeye

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Standing in Your presence
Awaiting Your coming
Empty of my essence
Holding on to nothing
I’ll wait till You show up
By faith, I won’t give up

My numerous sins cleanse
You’re always forgiving
Near to You, draw me thence
You who’s ever loving
Fill with much grace my cup
Help to fulfill my lot

When life doesn’t make sense
And my tears are burning
Bound by lies and pretense
And for You I’m longing
With Your pace, to keep up
In my race, to be top

Amidst situations tense
And dark pressures hunting
Build around me Your fence
For against life’s flooding
Give me wings mount up
And Your strength to climb up

Throughout life’s wilderness
Keep my knees fro ...

PART 3 (THE GRACE TO LIVE PER DAY)

General poem by aroluyeye

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O watcher of men, I have sincere questions to ask of You
I wouldn’t have need if I had answers from my schools
After the pain and peace, I still feel caught in between
And I often wonder if it’s just a feeling or unbelief
Even though I’ve taken your will in exchange for my desires and lusts
I still find it immensely hard to live as “more than conquerors”
Why is the life of a man filled with unending and capricious labours?
And it seems like the more we believe, the less you save us?
You resist the proud and give grace to the humble
But it looks to me like your promises also take eternity to come true
I believe now when you say all things work together for good
But you ca ...

PART 2 (THE PEACE THAT FOUND A WAY)

General poem by aroluyeye

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It’s been eight years now that I got lost at sea
Oh, not the voyage, I meant my life of grief
Another man’s wickedness threw me in a dungeon
So deep and dark I was as good as gone
I can’t forget but at least my pain is less
The darkness through which I found redemption, you can only guess
You can make lemonade from the lemons life throws at you
Lemons are good; I got pain that would make your eyes pop
I don’t have all the answers I want from God
But at long last, I came to trust His love
Maybe my faith still can’t say that all things work for good
Yet, I’ve come to strongly believe that God is good
The pain is quite gone and I feel at peace
He saved me from the path ...

THE PAIN THAT WON'T GO AWAY (PART 1)

General poem by aroluyeye

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It’s a deep cut into my heart of hearts
And I so wish it would just go away
I crouch at a corner on my bed and mourn
This pain that refuses to bid me bye
It is engraved deeper than the cut of a scalpel
But you see my smile and think all is perfect
I meditate on my hurt and cry myself to sleep at night
It is a result of an injury festering out of sight
You do all you can to make me happy as your sister
Even if you’re ignorant of the depth of pain I suffer
A while ago my heart waved ‘hasta la vista’
How does one survive without its gentle beating?
You would have me cheer up and forget the experience
And when we talk about it, we do so in past tense
It may be past but it h ...

UNDERSTANDING GOD'S WAYS

General poem by aroluyeye

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All things work together for good
Definitely something upon which to brood
Because sometimes what life throws at us
Would crush even the stallion strength of the horse
Numerous are the several ups and downs
Like the tricks of a well versed clown
Where you are now is not the end, it’s a path
It begins and ends in heaven, not on earth
It is not a finished job, it’s a working
It is not the last bus stop, it’s a journeying
The battles you fight would sure tempt even a warrior to give up
And that you’re still standing is proof that you can reach the top
If you fail in the day of adversity, your strength is not enough
A little more push and you’ll catch the enemy at his bluf ...

IS THAT YOU LORD?

General poem by aroluyeye

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While I was young and yet growing
Mum helped me see God’s glory glowing
Visibly unearthed as farmers ploughing
Even in soft whispers of wind blowing
Gradually as the days went by
All suddenly seemed to say bye
Hanging far above like made head tie
Fading away like trousers needing dye
Suddenly God seemed far away
Moving farther every single day
Ignorant as to how to walk His way
I turned to the only solution; pray
Then I heard something from within
Seriously I didn’t think it could be Him
Relaxing beyond after effects of Piritin
His voice like gentle steady hymnal rhythm
How was I sure it was His own?
It was exactly what I had once known
‘Son I’ve always been here’ ...