Grateful — March 2017

Didn’t look like a good month half way gone
Looked like I’d end up where I didn’t want
Like a flood it sees me fighting
Finding a way to make better this that I have
It would seem like I suffer
But God knows how it has worked out to my rise

I am grateful for chance

Mysterious almost
That strange luck
I am grateful for open doors
The good fortune that I’ve got

You have made a way

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

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—June 2015

You’ve spared me many pains
  Driving sorrows from my domain
Gracing my days with joy and dancing

Thank you for the Bachata and the Tango
  and for the Rueda de casino
For this beautiful thing called dance
  I am indeed grateful

Your coolness is appreciated
  And I worship you with the dance

Thank You—May 2015

I’m so grateful for the grace and mercy
that family have represented to me
I’m happy that I’m of benefit to them beyond being blood
Beyond the covenant that we share

From birth till now
and certainly tomorrow
the warmth of family warms my heart
to appreciation


Thinking it
Feeling it
   Doing it

To family beyond blood
As kindred spirits
Friends of my heart
‘Tis gratitude that ye are

Thank You—April 2015

Thank you that I am rich
Thank you that I am strong
Thank you that I lived long

Fit and virile, hale and hearty
  In wealth and health
With a continuum of joys and victories

The answer had been provided before I was born
For the question I’d ask with my life
I’ve got it
    I live it
I am grateful

Thank you that you’re perfect
If you weren’t, this would be delusion
C’est finit on the cross
Happy Easter

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 …

Thank You—February 2015

Thank you for the music and the dance
Thank you for the love of my life
Thank you for what we’ve shared
As You meant it for Christ and Church

Not the perfect past
Been as prodigal before
But like that father
You threw a party at my return

Thank you that I have love to celebrate
To appreciate some ones you have placed in my village
Thank you for this way you showed
And that we follow the same all the way

Thank You—January 2015

Thank you that I still live
    Your mercy comes through for me
        I’ve needed it many many times

Testing your patience, you don’t lose it
    Rather, I feel the pangs of your love and affection

Thank you that I am here
    That you didn’t let the justice of my guilt overwhelm
You had Christ speak for me instead

Thank you that your love speaks such sweet deeds
    Keeps faith with me
        Hopes in the Grace that I made it
It was perfect from the start
  So I’ll thank you always