Conqueror

Fiery swords, have cut you through. Your whole being, has been ripped apart Mighty forces fight for your soul But as if with nine lives, you have survived again and again. Because you were meant to live To live and be free of stinging bees and malady; So you rise to be a towering tree …

Your Only Wish

Sometimes,your only wishis not some extra bucks,some sumptuous mealor a day in Barbados Sometimes,your only wishis that twenty-four hoursbecomes twenty-five Maybe some fellowswould lend you from theirsOr a time-doublerwould come to your aidOr the good Lordwill alter the seasons But each time,your wish returns unansweredBecause it was not meant to be We were madeto live …

Outstretched Arms

Naked, bruised, goryWith outstretched armsyou emptied all out.It is finished, you said With outstretched armsLost, weary and in despairI am empty before you That your outstretched armswill embrace minein grace and pardon. Get your FREE copy of my inspirational poetry chapbook, When I Became a Man, here  Ogaga Eruteya is a Nigerian Christian minister, writer and speaker. He …