HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST! (POEM)
I’m so thrilled that September 19 has come round again, the day when I celebrate a very special lady, my niece whom I call Ada Eze Jisos (Daughter of King Jesus).
My verses for you this year centre on your forthcoming elevation to secondary school. I have confidence in the Lord who has decorated your life thus far that this level will still be a piece of cake for you. I love you and wish you the very best now and in the coming years. You will be a blessing to Nigeria and the world in Jesus’ name. Amen.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST!
Life is lived in stages, each one calling for changes
Now your childhood’s over and adolescence is here
You look more like a woman with every passing day
And I know that in the spirit, you look more like the Lord
Soon you’ll be in Federal, leaving home for the first time
Although it is exciting, sometimes I seem to worry
Who will you meet in school and what will you experience?
Will they be edifying or sources of distraction?
I cannot go with you nor can your mum and dad
But Jesus will be with you and be your all in all
He’ll giude you in your studies and in your friendships too
He’ll favour and protect you beyond your expectations
You’ll always be remembered in calls and in our prayers
We know you’ll be the best, you’ll excel above your peers
But hold on to your Saviour, making His word your guide
And give Him all the glory for everything He does.
Happy birthday, sweetheart! Glory to God!
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016
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