Roots & Fruits

Have you ever tried
Stopping the tears by
Drying your eyes
That only protects the make up applied

Like using an umbrella to stop rain
The effort is appreciated and has its place
Yes, it keeps away the water’s trace
But to stop the storm, it is vain

It is the same for pain
Don’t deny the fear or anger
To be the fixer or the strangler
Or bury it in the dust to remain
What you seek is The Healer
To one who knows you, you can be no realer
He knows every blot and stain

Have you ever tried
To kill a weed
By plucking its leaves
Any gardener who did that lied

So we tell her to wear this or that
But we didn’t dress her
In righteousness’ armour
Now she dresses to kill, but you she isn’t aimed at
What she needs is the Soul Filler
One who would hear her prayer
Stop seeking attention, we spat
When we never showed her the love she did require

Have you ever tried
To kill a tree
By plucking its fruit or chucking the seed
That only helps its presence go far and wide

Its the same with emptiness
You can move things around
You can pad the echoing sound
But something is missing like a bad game of Tetris

Only His peace can calm the stress
We must get to the root
And not go attacking fruit
He seeks the heart we attack dress
He seeks to open hearts, we digress
He seeks to heal, we say hide in shame
He seeks to put together, we seek to blame
He seeks to love, we attack names
He seeks freedom, we’re lost and we want for them the same
This is not a game

To get to the root He must go deep
To stop the rain He must call us up high
Yes, we might feel pain and we may weep
But instead of run we must draw nigh

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To My Children Unborn

To my children unborn
Who from me by time are torn

Please forgive me
I only began to see
The leaves whither in trees
Triggering my tears to flow free
Is this what death does mean
For their fall I am guilty
Every
Tear drop falls deservingly

If I could I would give me
Gladly
That Our Father Heavenly
Would erase me
And make a race wholly
Undivided hearts Holy
But sin stains my chance to save you, my family
Woe is me
My hands are tied helplessly

But Father has promised me
When the time has come to be
He will provide Himself willingly
A Lamb without blemish see

I tried to stretch my mind to perceive
To grasp the restoration’s complexity
Yet, I who had communed with angels, was floored by simplicity
And I can’t conceive
The love He has for me
This, His Word, is my only plea
That He will rescue me
And all those who in trust believe

Daughter, when this letter you receive
I shall be resting, I believe
Yes, if you must please blame me
But thereafter consider my humble plea
To His Word cling faithfully
For in His arms lies your true beauty
For there is no other sight more lovely
Than Eve
Realising she is loved ferociously
And returning to what she is meant to be

Son, I hope to meet you on the resurrection morn
When this storm
That has slashed and torn
And ravaged before you were born
Will finally be o’er
When Eden will be reborn
Until then be strong, though battle worn
A man is not counted by the steel he has torn
But by the faithful trials born
Finding in His Word, a shelter in the storm
The tears for Abel still flow freely
But I know I will see him one day happily
For he bore faithfully
The robe of obedience, see

Forgive me
Is my plea
But even if you don’t
Promise me
You won’t be like me
And take for granted what was given freely

Sincerely

Your Dad, Adam

Let’s Play A Game

Let’s play a game

Let’s say
Every
Song was a prayer
Break down lyric layer by layer
Who would be your god today
At whose feet would your petitions lay
What petition would your list play
Would you on your status, your worship display

Let’s play a game

Let’s say
Every
Word you say was put your mother’s ear
What speech would you hold back in fear
Knowing you are in earshot of mother dear
Or would she rather have her ear shot clear
Off than have her heart by toungue be seared
Seeing your speech toward destruction is geared

Let’s play a game

Let’s say
Every
Thought you had was put on live stream
Your private inklings to the sky beamed
How righteous would you now seem
If displayed unblocked on a timeline screen
Which 5 would you block if you were given privacy
Who wouldn’t you want to be able to see
Who doesn’t need to see the other me?

Let’s play a game

Let’s say
Every
Body were invisible
Would you still fake a dimple
Or try hide each pimple
Or would you keep it simple
Would private and public you be the same
If you knew unseen eyes on you were aimed

Let’s play a game
Or maybe not
Song can be a brilliant prayer
And words can put mother’s name in danger
Every thought is minutely penned in heaven
And how we want to be seen won’t count for anything
But who we actually are
And Who knows that better than The Creator
Who sees the heart and knows each scar
Who knows our thoughts from afar
And yet loves us the way we are
But loves too much to leave us thurr

Let’s play a game

Let’s say
Today
God loves you, just for today
Would you take up His offer layed
Just for today
Do all He would say
And not what others about Him say
Just for today
Though not a game
Would you play

It’s All Fun & Games

It’s all fun and games
Till somebody gets hurt

Nobody’s to blame
It’s just a little flirt
Afterall it’s all the same
Just chase up skirt to skirt
Play hard, get number and name
Kiss, tell, bed, bury value in the dirt
On to the next flame
Only remain is makeup on some shirt

It’s all fun and games
Till somebody gets hurt

Of relationships is this the aim?
To the world the Christian should be the invert
While they see playas and games
Christ sees an honest step heavenward
While they call love blind by name
Christ seeks by companion to shape the inward

It’s all fun and games
Till somebody gets hurt

Play with the flame
And you surely get burnt
But shelter your heart in His Name
A new heart of flesh let Him insert
The lustful flame He will tame
And in His armour you will be girt
He won’t awaken love to play a game
But awaken your heart to seek Him first

It’s all fun games
Get around like Olympic flame
Celebrated then ashes you became
It’s all fun and games
But you don’t have to get hurt

This world’s dating is seek and find
But this is not how God finds a bride
Courtship must start with, in Him abide
And He brings the companions side by side
With the intelligent goal to be husband and bride
It’s not boom, smash, oooo, bombastic collide
And it doesn’t have to be so to bring joy to the ride
Let God guide

It’s all fun and games
If you want to get vainly hurt
Till somebody picks His word

PreSense

Blindness tried to convince me
But simplicity fooled the lies
That which we don’t see
Is that on which the crow flies

Sound tried to frighten me
With waves behemoth in size
But in shore crashing waves we see
The command, beyond this you won’t rise

Taste tried to beckon me
Come just a little try
But He touched my lips and showed me
We are the apple of His eye

Aroma tried to pull me
When in rapture I closed my eyes
But the breath of life reminds sweetly
If faithful I won’t die

My touch was almost lied to by sensuality
But just a touch of His garment as He passed me by
Dispelled the filth and set me free
Hallelujah is my victory cry

Let my praise rise
Beyond the sight of eye
To heaven rise
Drown out the lies
Like sweet insence rise
In fire baptise
What in me is near demise

Let the Unmistakeably Divine
Make a foolery of what I deem wise

Make my self confidence
My worldly competence
Become in essence
Reliant on no sense
But knowing Your presence

Promise

This is His promise
The bow in the cloud is witness
Though its significance
We have tried to diminish
Remember this

When the world was an abyss
Chosen ignorance
The ark they missed
Despite the preaching of Righteousness
Thereafter Noah walked out in calmness
Sight of clouds caused him unrest

Imagine the stress
To see clouds the sky to dress
The wind, lightning, and darkness
Back to the ark would be my guess
Could water fall down to be a bless?

Thus God made a promise
On which they could rest their hopes
Not leaving them in darkness to grope
Or men’s promise, like sandy ropes

By His Word He caused light to shine
And in the sky
Stretched out a sign
A covenant between man and Divine
The oceans may rise
Rivers break the tide
But here, I draw the line
Never again would flood arise
To be the entire Earth’s demise

The bright bended bow is still in sight
With colours all burning bright
From heaven to earth it makes it’s flight
To remind us of His mercy in might
Yes, earthly winds may cause us fright
And sudden flashes your clouds alight
Suddenly overwhelmed with plight
Though disease and envy contrite
The haters blast and cold shoulders bite

My yoke is easy, My burden light
Keep His promise in your sight
He’ll make it right
He’ll make it right
This He says in coloured light
Rest I say, in His might
In this my towers exceed Babel’s height
The fire won’t on me kindle though the sparks they light

This is God’s promise
My only plea is this
Not to place Your bright grace amiss

My Neighbour Was An Adventist

My Neighbour was an Adventist
The whole ten commands, He would insist
A tried a trusted Sabbathist
No tattooed arm or bangled wrist
By proffession an evangelist
On the paper nothing amiss
No hidden tithe or mistress
His wife ticked the whole checklist

My neighbour was an Adventist
But then there was this
To me known this little twist
That wife that ticked the entire list
The only jewel on his wrist
Used to be my relationship
As my fiance she did exist
For her I had saved my first kiss
I intended for her eternal bliss
“Unequally yoked”, he said this
When I asked and he did insist
Trusted human counsel and therapist
“Unequally yoked” was his verdict

My neighbour was an Adventist
His sermons were the thunder’s fist
A powerful message of righteousness
Didn’t see him for a bit
Then she showed up on his wrist
A simple touch so intimate
And he wasn’t playing exorcist
A quick wedding was their insist
To the dagger in my back, a final twist

My neighbour was an Adventist
This act made his preaching to me a mist
I walked from God coz of the hypocricist
In my heart it was a cyst
The taste of gall and bitterness
Every time he hit the pulpit
Till God taught me forgiveness
Not forget but let go of this
For if you hold on to this
Your own heart will begin to consist
Of what you behold in the hypocrite

My neighbour was an Adventist
And so am I, I must admit
But now I view it different
Though many to the world are conformist
And no matter the jewel stolen from my wrist
Christ is the Centre and the Gist
The reason for my life and exist
Though my heart they rent and twist
The Eternal Source of all that exists
Is my Source and Comfortist

Now I’m the neighbour Adventist
And on this I often insist
Though the Judas knife they often twist
And I often see the hypocricist
Don’t be drawn amiss
Remember when you were lost in the mist
And Christ drew me out the abyss
Comforted you with ministering Spirit
The empathy you then missed
And now go treat them like this

Be the neighbour Adventist
That you in life had wished