"But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep."
1 Thessalonianans 4: 13-14
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Segun (Oil painting) by Philip Hood
I see you
I see you getting well again
I see you
I see you walking again
I see you, soul brother
I see you getting back again
In the wee hours
I see you you pristine
I see you and will see you again
After I shed this weight
To travel at the speed of light
Just like you.
Here things are always changing
I shall see you there
Where all change come to rest.
(Femi, Nov. 15)
“Thy will be done”
To Mary Kolb.
It is an honour
Meeting and knowing you
In this transient existence
Teaching and giving to us
In selfless love
In the footsteps of the Good Shepherd
Choosing to share in our sorrows
In our despair and downer
You chose to stand with us
In the footsteps of the Holy One
We will miss you
But we trust you are with the Good Lord
In the company of saints
We look forward to the day
When we meet again in glory
Saying together in everlasting peace: Paternoster.
Femi, April 2013
As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
Romans 4: 17
“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
The times are changin'
The times are continually changin'
We are waiting
Lost in its ambiguity
Waiting for clarity
In the infinity of Space?
Lost lost lost
Your little one innocently asks:
'Is my daddy on the phone?'
When a star dies
When a star dies
A baby is born?
When a man dies
A star is given?
If you’ve lost someone
So special and so dear
And you wonder…
Look to the heavens
Remember the source of your blood in the decay of radioactive nickel
Manufactured in stellar explosions
Find him in the sun
Surrounded by the stars
Our loved ones gone home
Maybe that is why we dream
And in dreams we discover
How we see from up, looking down.
(On Segun’s 39th birthday –We will never forget)
Femi, Sept 2014
Segun sleeps on….
This day, 365 days ago, marks the beginning of my mourning.
You went to rest in the Lord!
It feels just like yesterday, when your untimely death,
Created a vacuum, which can never be filled again.
Each time I think of you, each time I look at your picture,
Tears readily well up in my eyes.
Your loving memory,
Your admirable character, I have kept close to my heart.
The unalloyed love, friendship and support you gave me;
All have left an indelible mark in my heart, that nothing, not even time, can remove!
Yes, those who mean the WORLD to us are never really gone from our lives,
For in our thoughts and minds, they live forever.
I love you Segun but God loves you more than I do.
Continue to sleep well my friend, the brother I never had.
Till we meet to part no more………….
(November 15th 2013)