Godly plans

In the new and coming year
Maybe I’ll grow a beard,
Forget the books I hardly read
And try out the unleavened bread

At the dreary Catholic Church
Where Mary’s statue weeps,
I’ll drop some flowers in a bunch
And hope they do forget to sweep.

And even if forget they do
I’ll drop another saintlier one
And another with a holy clue
Before the break of dawn.

For the next fifty and two
Sundays in the soldiering year
I’ll worry about Jesus too
Just to show him that I care.

© 2018 Olutomi Akinsanya

Olutomi Akinsanya, currently living in Nigeria, has loved literature and art, reading African contemporary writers’ such as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and even Western greats like Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Khalil Gibran from an early age.  He became drawn to poetry because of its deeper underlining meanings and began writing in August of 2004. Previously publishing on 8hop.com until 2012 when the site closed down and most of the writings from that era are lost. He loves nature and his cultural background helps him weave and paint letters on the heart of his audience.


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7 thoughts on “Godly plans

  1. This is beautiful! 🙂

  2. It’s as if I’m reading a painting. I love it!

    1. It’s a great painting. Low bow

  3. Goodly motives

  4. Very nice. Thanks for posting it. Made me smile.

  5. Thanks for posting this piece @poetrybar. I think each time I read it, I smile even though the picture weeps

  6. “In the new and coming year
    Maybe I’ll grow a beard,
    Forget the books I hardly read
    And try out the unleavened bread”
    THIS!!! Uplifting and beautiful.

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