A LETTER TO MY OLD RUGGED CROSS

Dear old rugged cross
Blessed are you among wood and timber
Because on you rested the greatest sacrifice ever
On that night at Golgotha
On you was my Jesus crucified
And now I stand justified
Before the God of my salvation and life

Dear old rugged cross
It hurts to tell you that many are lost
And those who remain cling to a civilised cross
They have forsaken the ancient landmark
While on a self-satisfaction task
Ignorantly falling to damnation on a fast track

Yes you may have seen some violence
But not as much as there is in my presence
For the love of men wax cold
And iniquity is in abundance
The time of true faith fades away
And religion, false belief finds its way
And unfortunately, the Christians refuse to take their place

I must confess you are quite heavy
And I might stumble and fall on this journey
But all my cares on Jesus I lay
Dear old rugged cross
On you, I sacrifice all my flaws
As I wait for my Lord’s applause

Yours sincerely,
The Young Believer


Ezeonyeka Godswill
(C) 2011

She Said No

She said NO,
He only wanted to have a degree to show,
But because of your presumed strength and power,
You took them down both in less than an hour.

You took Her innocence,
Without her consent,
Blamed it on her dress,
And your Mental illness.

You took his mama Pride,
Left him with no choice to decide,
Said he was black,
And his skin was dark.

To the rapist and racist,
You ain’t different from the terrorists,
They take peace with bombs and guns,
You take the innocence of our daughters and sons.

One day you will appear before the GROOM,
Give account of all those you made live in gloom.
How you killed the ones He created,
Just because of your lust and hatred.

By Lekesax
©2020