​Grateful — August 2017

So I made a new friend
Not by accident
There was something to give
Gratitude

I am grateful
You are faithful
I did’t have to ask
Lover

There’s stuff I need to learn
Some where I’ve got to be
That I learned ’em
That I got there

Thank you

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Grateful — June 2017

We’ve come to half the year
We’re still here
Not by might or strength
It’s because you’re there

Hell wanted me prey
Like she knew nowhere to stay
But she had to fail
For mine was not her place

We’ve come to half the year
Tomorrow is blessed
Not by might or strength
It’s because you’re there

Thank you, thank you
I have a say
Thank you, thank you
‘Made a way

It’s because you’re there
It’s because you’re there

Grateful — May 2017

Thank you for having my back
And for getting me back from bad
When I made foolishness for friend
Seeing differently by prejudice

I’m still grateful with my history and upbringing

Now I laugh
Not just within
There’s a grin
I’m relaxing in a bath

Who could tell how this would end
Well, it ended well
Thank You for having my back
And for leading me into bliss

You’re helping me make my fate
It’s a good way
For the medley in May
I am grateful

Thank You—July 2015

Thank you for food and water
For clothes and shelter
And the many simple pleasures that I enjoy

Thank you for pineapples and chocolate
  You never fail to thrill my palate
You’ve filled my mouth with good
I have good news to give because of you

Thank you for books and for blog
Not like me, but then, still me
I am grateful at the progress I’ve made
Beyond what my words explain

Thank You—March 2015

Thank you for my teachers
Those that stood out
And all the others
I had to learn from every one of them

Mr Maxwell in primary five
One big black Ghanaian
I’d top your class that year two times

Thank for the opportunity to serve
To grow these ones
It had felt like a drain once or twice
I’m sure you can guess why
For the joy I hoped for
The cross was nothing and heavy at the same time
It was the case that you helped me in it

Thank you to my students
I have loved every one of you
Imperfect though I was
I learned as we went along

Thankful that you had something for me
Grateful that I could add to you
I am the better for knowing you

Teachers honour roll:
Mr Maxwell, Mrs Ariba, Mr Eze, Mr Ibironke, Mr Kayode S.G., Engr Eziashi, Dr Anyaeji, Dr Brown …

We appreciate our mothers.

With an introduction by the Dalai Lama…
… the book of James.
— A pocket cannon publication.

Interesting that he says that some key ideas in Buddhism are reflected in the book of James. The fact is, a lot of learning in the ‘established’ faiths and their associated teachings simply reflect natural truths; enough of which truths, perhaps, we can access via commonsense and reflection. However, we sometimes need the obvious to be pointed out to us for it to become obvious. And to be reminded severally for it to remain so.

Don’t mothers do that best?
We appreciate our mothers.

Cheers.