PROVERBS AND LIFE: SUCH A PARADOX

I want to share another poem from my archive, written as a youth It’s all about life, and I assure you, it’s not necessarily every body’s truth. Remember that to each his or her own, as one man’s heaven is a next man’s hell Envy not a man’s success, because you never know the things he gave up or even sell. I have seen the wicked growing old and flourishing like a big green bay tree While the righteous dying young and perishing and losing their liberty.

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

Last week, I saw countless messages of merry Christmas and happy new year. People wishing each other prosperity, success, and lots of good cheer. Yet they didn’t even stop to help a little child, or the poor to wipe away a tear You see, it’s a calendar love affair, cause deep down, very few people really care.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS: BIBLE LAWS OR SCAM?

It is better to help the poor and needy rather than give tithes and offering to a church and its priest or pastor. A contrite heart and a defender of the poor and less fortunate are the best tithes and offering one can give. It is more Christlike than tithes.

COLOURED

Why give god a colour? After all, isn't colour one of the major reasons for the hatred, bigotry and prejudice that is helping to destroy the brotherhood of man?

Let us pray for ….

Praying for our daily bread is deemed proper. So is praying for our safety and well being. Praying for victory over our enemies or for the damnation of the oppressors also seem fitting. However, seeking forgiveness for self and for our transgressors become more challenging.

THE BLACK MAN’S DILEMMA: CHANGE THE EMBLEM OR THE SYSTEM?

Toppling statues and changing emblems will never change the institutionalized systematic dehumanization of Blacks. It requires action that will change the system from the core out. Yet are we ready mentally and philosophically? Between the devil and the blue sea.