the thought of being with Our Lord, to be close to him makes me fly to all areas of his daily life

come to me

i always wish to be with you
spend some time with you
doing ordinary things

cut your hair just the growing tips
cut your nails save them from scratchy
wash your clothes hang them to dry
clean the sand off your sandals

what else can i do for you

perhaps boil water for your bath
(or are your baths cold)
make eba* give you ofe owerre+
and wash the dishes after you've eaten

stitch your torn togas iron off the wrinkles
soak your feet in soapy water dry them off
trim your moustache watch you smile

all this i'd do if I lived with you
in desert Nazareth

and you what do you want of me

you tell me go to Mass and there
drink your wine
silent fluid for splendid souls
fill me with forgiven pride
clasp your breaded body in my bones

read the scriptures see into your eyes
as I ponder the mystery that made me

smile in my anger as you slip and fall
your strength in sin as you raise me up
be patient when you come to my house
and before you sleep just roll over me
and sleep till morning

*, a Nigerian meal made into edible paste from cassava
+, a vegetable soup; a speciality of people from Owerri, Eastern Nigeria

Poetry by mark nwagwu
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Written on 2011-08-15 at 16:02

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A touching portrayal of what it must be to have faith in one's life.
The peace dove is not religious, but she has every respect for religion where it fosters community spirit. And she rather likes this picture of unconditional love, being similarly equipped herself in appropriate circumstances.