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The Preacher's Analogy - Poem by Tunji Ibrahim

We say his death is something of a mystery, a premonition, a prognostication, a presage, a bad omen, yet the undertakers have conveyed his coffin past the door of his own house, mistakenly taking his cadaver to yet another man's abode. We all seem to understand the import of this proverb. It may be improper to let the chips fall where they may when the future lives in the shadow of a cassandra. When eyes are too big, they begin to have abnormal vision. And when the head is too big, its owner is in the soup. People think me big, whereas I'm smaller than the heavy load they have readily put upon my head... I know how little I am. Lord, may You condone all the utterances that magnify my prominence, beyond the flesh of my bones, beyond the soul of my body, in the eyes of the people as I seek Your compassion and forgiveness. While they possess and profess the knowledge of my good side, they have displayed a woeful ignorance of the fact that I'm not whole, that I have my own Achilles' heel. Sure, I am a sinner, and to reduce my ability to commit more sins, I cannot but choose to walk in the paths of good people. When a sinner befriends a sinner, his mind invariably becomes exacerbated and more contaminated, and deeply rooted in evil. Promise is a journey of loads, and certainty is void of completeness. When in the middle of it, there is a huge hungry lion, out of volition it slips into a fiasco lickety-split, almost dwindling away to nothing. Fear grips my being, hence my quick resolve to discontinue the shambolic journey to further burst with love. Sometimes the promise failed is love fulfilled. Verily, words subsist to be spoken, and not everywhere nor every time. And not all we hear must pass our lips. Words must be accompanied by action, otherwise we end up pouring water into a basket. The wisest course of action is to decide not to equate our utterances with our knowledge. We are created with two ears, and with only one mouth. We shouldn't utter more words than the ears are made to contain. Listen more than less, and say less than more.


Comments about The Preacher's Analogy by Tunji Ibrahim

  • Gold Star - 16,729 Points * Sunprincess * (1/21/2013 3:52:00 PM)

    awesome write this line reminds me ot the saying
    why fly with turkeys when you can soar with eagles
    ~When a sinner befriends a sinner, his mind invariably
    becomes exacerbated and more contaminated, and
    deeply rooted in evil.~ fabulous keep penning! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 126 Points Kelvin Owusu (12/6/2012 10:59:00 PM)

    the last two lines just great and wise words i must say a great job but again try and break it into stanzas or paragraphs (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Yoonoos Peerbocus (11/2/2012 1:26:00 AM)

    this poem is highly allusive, with several poetic layers, deep in thought (Report) Reply

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Poems About Journey

  1. 1. The Preacher's Analogy , Tunji Ibrahim
  2. 2. Journey From Small Place , maria sudibyo
  3. 3. My Endless Journey......... , suchul Jin
  4. 4. Journey Of Love , SHANTANU MUKHERJEE
  5. 5. The Early Journey Of Time , barnabas michael barde
  6. 6. Poem About Poetry - Prose Versus Poetry , john tiong chunghoo
  7. 7. Journey , dr. ram sharma
  8. 8. Night Visitor , spiritual seeker
  9. 9. I Swear By The Journey , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  10. 10. 'Looking For A Friend' , Linda Winchell
  11. 11. The Journey Of A Lifetime , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  12. 12. Life, A Long, Long Journey , Meda Martha
  13. 13. The Journey Of Life , Dragon Heart
  14. 14. Lifes A Journey , Precious Mason
  15. 15. The Journey We Take When We Die , Susie Sunshine
  16. 16. Burnt Out Norton , Gol McAdam
  17. 17. Free Minds , Caleb Gonzales
  18. 18. 'Floyd Would Take A Journey Unsure' , Chester Floyd Minami
  19. 19. Life , Stephanie MIller
  20. 20. All Life Is But A Journey , Tawia Tsekumah
  21. 21. Destination , Aniruddha Pathak
  22. 22. 'Is Your Journey Really Needed! , David Bennett
  23. 23. The Hill , Paul Larmour
  24. 24. Journey , Vijay Sherigar
  25. 25. Hope Is A Waking Dream , Augustus Carter
  26. 26. 50 States In Fifty States , Jeff Rushton
  27. 27. Journey Of Love , ademola oluwabusayo
  28. 28. Love Reunited , Jocelyn Dunbar
  29. 29. Give Me Recognition Whilst I'M Living , Francis Duggan
  30. 30. IN THE MEMORY OF THE IMMORTAL...IN THE M.. , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  31. 31. IN THE MEMORY OF THE IMMORTAL...IN THE M.. , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  32. 32. Walking Beside Me , Bob Gotti
  33. 33. A Sweating To Shivering! , Ramesh T A
  34. 34. Early Works - Midnight Journey With My L.. , David Harris
  35. 35. Take A Journey , Lilly Emery
  36. 36. @@@@@journey Onshore , Dr subhendu kar
  37. 37. Perfect Way To Define It , Rohit Sapra
  38. 38. For Everyone The Life Journey , Francis Duggan
  39. 39. Perception Of Things , Rohit Sapra
  40. 40. My Own Life's Quotes To Live By - April , Seema Chowdhury
  41. 41. Journey Song , Aldo Kraas
  42. 42. ! ! In Memory Of George Herbert. For Fay. , Michael Shepherd
  43. 43. To Know The Creator , Bob Gotti
  44. 44. Journey To Light , Aldo Kraas
  45. 45. Journey To Light Revised , Aldo Kraas
  46. 46. Traveling Is Not Enough , gershon hepner
  47. 47. Death Is A Flight , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  48. 48. Truly Thankful , Bob Gotti
  49. 49. Life's Journey , Francis Duggan
  50. 50. This Life Journey , Francis Duggan
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