Christian Poetry
Poems by Ilechukwu Okafor


Ilechukwu writes: "My name is Ilechukwu Okafor, a graduate of Electrical Engineering and a writer from Anambra State, Nigeria. I love reading and writing. I have many unpublished works spanning poetry, fiction and articles. I hope to contribute more to Praise-and-Worship.com."


Baby Boy

By Ilechukwu Okafor

Blood spilled all over as accidents occur
The air reeks of death, cries and wails
Of victims mourning their grief
Yet I am hale and hearty, still alive and breathing

Then I wonder
Always in a hurry to greet in the morning
Nor do I stop in my busy day to acknowledge
Tired at night to say thanks for the day

Yet you keep me alive, why Lord I ask?
Cause you are my baby boy
A good heart you have down there
My people you treat with care and love

Even when you ignore me, I know your heart
Cause you are my baby boy

(© 2011 Ilechukwu Okafor – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)


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Fountain of Life

By Ilechukwu Okafor

On my knees I went, set for the race
Strong and healthy I felt
Off I took against the winds
Amidst the distraction of jeering crowds

Never knowing I needed you
I surged on in my mind but the flesh is weak
My legs weary, my throat parched, my eyes scorched
Felt worse than that from a journey from hell

Then the fall, when adversities and vicissitudes overwhelm me
Even when floods of water on me poured
Kept looking and wanting water
Oh how I long for you, the living spring

Cause you are my anchor in life's ocean
With you the race is won, knowing I can surge thru the tracks
Knowing that you dwell in me
Cause you are the fountain of my life.

(© 2011 Ilechukwu Okafor – All rights reserved. Written material may not be duplicated without permission.)



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