Idogun Esohe

Rookie (25th July 1995 / Lagos, Nigeria)

Your Worry, His Peace! - Poem by Idogun Esohe

Confused of how to tackle the problem looking me straight in the eye.
I stood up, making circular turns around the couch
That was lying dormant in the sitting room.
Beating my brains out;
trying to think of an idea that could turn this wit's end around.
But no! My mind had a lot going on.
I couldn't ponder! I couldn't assimilate!

Then a still voice stirred up from within,
Like a smoke coming out from an exhaust pipe.
The voice saiid, ' the shortest distance between your problem and it's solution,
Is the distance between your knees and the floor.

This sentence flooded my mind like a cascade of water.
With a cracked smile,
I learnt how to exchange my worry with the peace of God.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

He said, 'come unto me all ye who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.' Matthew 11: 28

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013


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