macaulay akinbami

Rookie - 280 Points (7th February / Lagos, Nigeria)

Dear Pastor, - Poem by macaulay akinbami

Dear pastor….
I come in consideration,
That this should be my last resort.
Having sought help from callers not a few.
From hoodoos and voodoos of all gods
With promises of peace yet unknown.
Should my attempt a futile be?
Then shall I be blameless to take this life.

Dear pastor,
The guilt is heavy on my mind
Of Adam’s weight and more
I stand condemned, countless lust against all men
A pricking fear suggest my doom.

I sought in vain,
For peace of earth
Material gain bereft my arm
And though in them I had my fill
Yet fading power o’rcome their time.

Dear pastor,
My life and labours under a master
A brutal tyranny must I obey
So strong the fetters unseen by mortals
Daily in pains seeking help.
None on earth a succor,
And heaven’s gate refuse my plea.

Dear pastor,
Ancient transgression from my roots
Of my hearings and many lost.
My path a daily obstacle
That years of slavery in them
Never a jubilee in sight.

I stand condemned before your God
What is my bill?
As other callers made me pray
The tithes of sins to basket holes.

Dear pastor,
A weary soul lost and condemned
From earthly pride of yesteryears,
Today a humble captive to your God
Fro whom you speak of earth and heaven

And if today at your prescription
I find no help in this sanctuary,
Then your God is as the others
Weak, powerless and false.

I will pay your dues for consultation
The usual offering of your most evocative sermon.

Alas! O pastor,
Speak for your God.


Comments about Dear Pastor, by macaulay akinbami

  • Babatunde Aremu (7/11/2012 7:09:00 AM)


    Yes, Pastor can intercede but know that salvation is personal. The poem is good bringing out what's always in the mind of most congregants (Report) Reply

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  • (11/8/2007 3:07:00 AM)


    Your poem reflects the view of many about God. The truth is, you don't need a middleman to approach God. With a sincere heart reaching out for His mercy, you can very well speak to Him. I'm touched by your poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 17, 2004



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