Grateful — February 2017

It was the month of love
Now it is gone
Again to come
In a few months

But your love has no bounds
Time and space, irrelevant
Something that shines
Visible on every side
I am grateful for your heart

There were strange dreams
Even this morning
Who to interpret?
I, maybe

There is only good for me
Regardless of what was seen
You will not let fear creep in
Because we think the same things

I am Grateful

That you stand with me with all my crazies
I am Grateful

Grateful — January 2017

How could I be grateful for the good with the grave
They told me she died
Brutal
I can’t be happy it went bad
What about her child
Left to live with wolves and vampires
You’ve got to make it up to her
As though you had some blame to claim

Why
Who understands it
Man’s true power
How do you manage it

You must be great
Awesome in that way
I see a way to the gates
Grateful

For the sake of your name
Make a name for yourself
Work your joy in her heart
And may her heart know your joy

You must be great
Awesome in that way
I see a way to the gates
You are faithful

Thank you that you always hear me
I am indeed thankful
Lover

Making a Way: Let There Be Christmas

Dear Julia,

There’s something that God would make along with man on the sixth day: Christmas. It took some time to come though. But till forever, we will celebrate His birth — Jesus the Christ.

Even if you’re not Christian [yet] meditating on this song (see below for made a way by Travis Greene) can help your appreciation of the depth of meaning for Christians that is encapsulated in Christmas.

Of course there’s some backstory, and you probably know some if not all of it already. Regardless of whether you know Him or not, have a truly merry Christmas weekend. And may it lead to lasting joys and happiness.

Regards,

Ogbeide

The Republicans are needed but…

The Republicans are cautious. And that’s needed. (Some would called them conservative with a negative spin, others would do so with a positive mind.) But they could be so conservative that they slip into a hypermetropia, and so miss the possible fact that they might ‘throw out the baby with the bath water.’

Let me go

I don’t know what to say
How to tell you I’m sorry
Guilt consumes me
Freezes my confidence
Broods over the sadness
That I stepped into a snare

It was good for the while
A period as a wink
What was I thinking

Let me go
Free me from our bond
That I feel I hurt no one
If I put a stake through my core
Nor cause me pain
If by what I do I be hurting you

Some things just happen
Not this one
I blinked
Why me
Walked outside the walls
As with a mind brainless

That you love me so is reason to stay
That I love you so is the reason I want to go

Shh
Breathe
Love
Live

Let me go
Free me from our bond
That I feel I hurt no one
If I put a stake through my core
Nor cause me pain
If by what I do I be hurting you

That you love me so is reason to stay
That I love you so is the reason I want to go

Shh
Heal
Love
Live

 

Beethoven and Confucius: Drawings

You hear a brilliance, and feel a wisdom in his art: Beethoven

His expression of his wisdom is palpably art: Confucius

Drawings by Ogbeide Imahe; circa mid-nineties; biro on drawing paper. The first was copied from a newspaper clipping from a Nigerian newspaper. The picture of Confucius was drawn from some textbook, I don’t remember which.

Because the world…

Back away
Fight another day
Would it sway your way again
Because the world has moved away

Take the step and remain
Change the time and refrain
Things will not stay the same
Because the world has moved again

It’s the dance that we play
I lead and she trails
If she leads I race
Because the world is a moving train

Not a ride we should take
If we want to win the race
Take the pain of the narrow way
Because the world would lead astray

Holding on to these rails
Down a hill up a mountain
Where is the level way
Because the world has a say