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  • donhella1 206w

    Appearance and reality are two very different things. Many are deceived and carried away by the former, spend time chasing shadows when the real thing is waiting on them to come to their senses. Don't be carried away, read between the lines, see through the deceit, test spirits, evaluate people, think through situations, ask for divine guidance.

    #poetry #appearance

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    What Seems To Be

    What seems to be lies in front of me
    Every day and every night
    It tells me a prepared story to fit
    With lies in its eyes
    What seems to be, almost is
    For it resembles reality
    But walk down the road with it
    And see its colour change
    So sudden and so surprising
    That you are too stunned to react,
    What seems to be
    Seems true to me
    But I will not fall for it
    Not again, not ever
    ©donhella1

  • donhella1 210w

    There are hurdles everywhere to limit your progress, snags to confine you, disappointments to discourage you, and people that turn their backs on you. In spite of all of this, keep breathing. Don't give in, don't kill yourself, don't deviate; there is always a way out, and it comes in due time.

    Good morning!

    #mondaymotivation #stayalive #determination #patience #writersnetwork

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    At the time I wrote this I was grappling with the complex subjects of life and death, uncertainty and unpredictability, and concern for what the future holds. It was a difficult time that eventually led to the discovery of infallible truths. One of which is that there is no need to worry about what is beyond your control and instead take advantage of the here and now; and also to develop a sense of hope for better tomorrows until tomorrow doesn't come.

    #uncertainty #questions #confusion #dilemma #death #life #writersnetwork

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    Tell me the Time

    Living each day is a threat
    For like the hunted I do not know
    When a perfect spear
    Will drive its teeth down my marrow.

    My lot then is fear
    Of the unknown and the known;
    Even when I summon courage
    I give it back for it is loan.

    What I know is I'll go
    Someday in old age or in prime
    But so much ease I shall feel
    If by chance I learn the time.

    ©donhella1

  • donhella1 211w

    If there is anything special to preserve, worthy to protect, and deserving to nurture, it should be your dreams. Never give up on them. And as you live each day sow a seed that will gradually lead to a bountiful harvest of those dreams. Your dreams are counting on you.

    #dreams #hope #aspirations #determination #death #priority #writersnetwork

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    I'd Rather Die than Die

    The death of my bones
    Is better than that of my dreams
    The death of dreams
    Is nothing but eternal failure.
    So after I die
    I will live long and never die
    Because today's dreams will come
    And stay in the heart of time.
    This is why faith never strays
    For in its absence dreams are wishes
    And this is why frustration never wins
    For then all hope will be vanquished.
    So when the tides threaten to terminate
    I simply offer my bones
    And conceal my dreams
    So that I rather die than die.

    ©donhella1

  • donhella1 211w

    I died when I chose to receive the one true God and found life in him at the same time. You could call it a paradox but it is indeed a gift, a privilege, a beautiful thing; when I look back at my life before this transition I can confidently say I made the right decision.

    #death #life #resurrection #christlife #christianity #faith #jesuslovesyou #poetry #writersnetwork

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    Jude Uchella is Dead

    A simple passage
    Lying and dying
    Twas like sunset
    Saying a happy goodbye.
    Eyes closed, mind made
    I embraced death
    From the depth of my heart.
    As I entered the grave he enticed me
    With what the world could offer -
    Much more than what I sought after
    But I am dying only to say goodbye
    To the death Death beautifies
    So I rose from the catacombs
    As he did in three days.
    A simple passage
    Dying and rising
    Twas like sunrise
    Seeing a brand new world.
    ©donhella1

  • donhella1 211w

    This is the first poem I wrote in its original form. I remember being challenged then by my (or our) literature teacher in class to write, to express ourselves with poetry, to not just read what other people wrote but write what others will read. That was a turning point in my life. With each poem I wrote I saw myself getting better, not just as a poet but as a writer. And it keeps getting better...

    Written sometime in 2010

    #friend #friendship #loyalty #relationship #myfirst #writersnetwork #mirakee #poetry

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    A Loyal Friend

    My friend you are,
    More intimate than a brother,
    Hinge I on thee when I'm fatigued
    And thou leaveth me not.

    My friend you are,
    As caring as a mother,
    As loving as a wife,
    The trusted sentinel of my life.

    My friend you are,
    My best man at the altar;
    Through the storms of life
    You have been my glimmer of light

    ©donhella1

  • donhella1 211w

    It's a beautiful thing to wake up every morning to face new challenges and overcome, it is even more beautiful to wake up with your dreams to give you something to look forward to - a purpose, a drive, a meaning. Wake up and let your dreams lead you.

    #dreams #aspiration #wakeup #takeaction #faith #writersnetwork #quote #motivation #mondaymotivation #inspire #life #ttt #ink #words

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    You have slept enough
    Now it's time to wake up
    But don't leave your dreams
    Behind

    ©donhella1

  • donhella1 212w

    When what you wish for, pray for, don't show up there is a tendency to be thrown into a state of confusion - wondering if it's even worth it to dream again, to aspire for greatness. That's the state this poet persona finds himself. Will he dream again? Well, that's a question only him can answer (will forward when I meet with him again). Anyway, don't give up on your dreams; that they haven't been realized yet doesn't mean it's too late. Just keep working.

    #dreams #aspirations #believe #dilemma #confusion #theend #beginning #poetry #writersnetwork

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    The End

    In the beginning I saw the end
    With a young pair of eyes
    And I gloried in my vision
    Lofty thoughts lingered
    And abused reality's cast
    I allowed it

    The end has come and I, undone
    For the dreams I dreamt
    Are dreams I still dream
    But those youngish eyes
    I can no longer recognize
    They are gone

    Now comes another beginning
    A long time before death
    A call to dream and to resolve,
    Do I play the fool again?
    Or draw the curtain to this tragedy?
    I know not

  • donhella1 212w

    Arise! In spite of the spate of mishaps and mischiefs. Arise! In spite of the disappointments. Arise! Let's take back what belongs to us.

    #arise #nigeria #nigeriapolitics #politicians #government #election #2019 #poetry

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    Arise!

    Arise O compatriots!
    And heed Nigeria's call
    To take back her birthright
    Stolen by daylight vamps
    Arise from the lies they tell us
    From the promises that fail us
    Arise from the slums they placed us
    From the shackles that tamed us
    Arise O compatriots!
    And see through the rhetoric
    The bags of baited rice
    And the wads of wooing cash,
    See through the defections
    That spread infections
    See through the charity
    That has never known family
    Arise O compatriots!
    Obey the call for person
    Not a drunken house party
    Forever hungover on our wealth
    Yet wanting more till their death
    ©donhella1