Dave Dafes

Dave Dafes Poems

</>(This poem was Inspired by the 23rd psalm 'n' the poem Invictus written by William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Sore as hell’s depth away from Mercy’s Coast,
The thick clouds of shadows that embraced my Bole.

Health fades,
Wealth fades,
Fame fades,
Life and all it holds,

Love, sublime celestial flames,
Maid from Paradise hails,
We enter, scorch'd with intense ardor,
O Cherub, your shrine!

Wandered down the woods again
Thru' the thicken'd forest saw i,
Y'ur face engrav'd on ev'ry flora,
Lighting the trees with y'ur magic aura.

One word can right a wrong
One idea can inspire generations
One hand can lift a burden
One head can quench world crisis

Her eyes glows with venom,
When she winks its death.
With a tongue coated with poison,
Her lips paralyzes like a viper's kiss.

I looked out my window at the silvery moon,
Somewhere in its rays, I saw your image.
Painted by the starry glow of the night sky,
Illuminating the shady curtains with the sparkle in your eyes

I feel like a song without the words.
A bird without its wings.
A man without his soul.
A heart without a home.

We laid together skin to skin entwined in fierce passion.
Heart to heart, head to head, eye to eye in ecstatic dight.
Our lips lock’d In a wet kiss, my will to her cession.
Driven to yonder height,

We meet people each day.
Some just cleave to us never going away,
Some just impress us we pray they stay
Always and forever till our hair is grey.

My life is an endless melody,
Above life's' every boundaries.
I hear it jingle, the distant echoes of elation
That hails my golden spring.

I watched,
As It broke my heart
My heart,

He woke up on the wrong side
With a mood like sour grapes
Like wormwood, all things around him tastes,
That which prior amused him,

How beautiful art thou,
O regal bud!
Bloated with fecund whelps
She's the Spring,

Formlessly unfaced
Fluid in rigidity,
Invisible with irrefutable effects,
Invariable in varied degrees,

The day fades, though I wish it linger
It wouldn't, so sat I with my liquor
Trying to drown myself in the noise thy silence beget,
The night is long and filled with terrors,

The power of love can transform a foe
As hate doth poison the life
The power of fire can burn
As the wind doth cools

Like my forebear, a hunter I am.
Skillfully, I hunt'd on life's every field.
With my horde I ran life's race,
Chased anything that cross'd my path.

Each day I live as if my last
To give the world the best of me
I seize every moment to make a blast
Exploit every opportunity a step at a time

I said I'm gonna leave him,
He said don’t leave me.
I told him my mind is made up,
He said he don’t wanna break up.

Dave Dafes Biography

David is a multi-faceted individual, a force for positive change in various realms. He wears many hats - Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Youth Counselor, Therapist, Poet, Life Coach, Social Critic, and Founder/CEO of Gr8 Myndz Associate, a Business Development/Consultancy, Marketing, and Career Training Organization. His primary focus lies in the training and development of young leaders of the 21st century. In addition to his professional endeavors, he is the Founder and Chairman of the Ben-Odafe Sickle Cell Foundation (BOSCEF) , a support group dedicated to providing care and support to individuals born with Sickle Cell Disorder and their families. This foundation also serves to raise awareness about this genetic disorder. David's life journey began in the suburban city of Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria, where he was born to parents who were educators. His early years were marked by a diagnosis of a genetic disorder, which presented him with unique challenges and a constant battle for survival from childhood. This experience kindled a passion for knowledge, prompting him to embark on a quest for answers regarding life, purpose, and self. This thirst for knowledge initiated his odyssey in the pursuit of self-discovery. David's educational journey started at the prestigious Government College Ughelli, where he graduated with his O-Level in 1996. Subsequently, he embarked on a ten-year journey of self-discovery, which ultimately led him to uncover his life's purpose. He then devoted himself to self-development and embarked on a journey of studying classical works and the writings of various authors across various fields, such as literature, history, religion, philosophy, and political science. This intellectual journey eventually led him to the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he pursued a degree in Psychology in 2007. From a young age, David developed a deep passion for literature, finding solace in the world of books due to his fragile health, which often limited his participation in physical activities with other children. His love for literature, combined with his personal struggles, became the catalyst for his gift of poetry and writing self-development books. His innate desire for self-development and his belief in the untapped potential within each individual led him to establish Gr8 Myndz, a training organization dedicated to nurturing the potential of young leaders. Simultaneously, his passion for improving the quality of life for those born with Sickle Cell Anemia inspired the founding of BOSCEF. David's experiences and insights gained through his own struggles have made him a beacon of hope and inspiration for others. His life's purpose revolves around motivating individuals to discover their own life purposes and providing them with the tools and empowerment to fulfill those purposes. Motivated by his faith and love for humanity, David has actively engaged in youth advocacy, initially as a volunteer and later by establishing an NGO. His personal interests encompass reading, enjoying music, watching movies, introspection, long walks, traveling, and, of course, writing and poetry. David's life is a testament to the power of resilience, self-discovery, and a deep commitment to uplifting others. His multifaceted roles and unwavering dedication to youth empowerment and the well-being of those with Sickle Cell Anemia exemplify the positive impact one individual can have on the world.)

The Best Poem Of Dave Dafes

I'Ve Conquered

</>(This poem was Inspired by the 23rd psalm 'n' the poem Invictus written by William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Sore as hell’s depth away from Mercy’s Coast,
The thick clouds of shadows that embraced my Bole.
Through the fierce winds that did me Howl,
I adulate the heavenly Host.
For my undaunted Spirit.

Tore by Situation’s claws Bits by Bit
Tossed by the hurricane of Fate,
My faith falter not nor Quit.
Dealt the violent bout of Bate,
I remain bloodied but unbowed.

Though I sail thru’ Scylla’s Shore
Encompassed by the insidious cohort’s of Fiends
When seduced by life’s slyly Whore
And Squeezed by Treacherous Friends
I shall remain unshaken

It matters not the foe nor the arsenals
I did combat. I am the Architect of my Destiny.
I am the Premier of my Fate when courage leaks ‘n’ defeat gnarls
Though I fail at life’s every scrutiny,
I shall not surrender. The darkest night nor storm beside,
I am the Commander of my Soul.
’Tis not for the Stars nor Chance to will, ‘tis mine to decide
I've conquered

Dave Dafes Comments

Chris Amalu 16 October 2010

its a gift he has going through the furnace and it will surly come out gold.we are not after perfection but progress.he is an exceptional poet given the right muse.

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Dave Dafes Quotes

We are made by what breaks us

Your weakness is your greatest strength, use it.

He that conquers his self is greater than he that conquered a city

Blaze your own trail. Be not afraid to be different, only then can you stand out in the crowd of mediocrity .

There is a divine spark in the Spirit of men that makes them defy all odds to be gods among men.

Nothing created can stop you but you.

When buffeted by the storms of life; look within your Spirit is a strength you know not of, for such times as these...

Everything happen for a reason, nothing walks with aimless feet

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