2 Timothy 1 – Short Poem

As I gaze at the weight, of the task at hand,

And wonder how I could be part of the plan,

I’m timid and weak, my words often fail,

Lord, why would you not, just choose someone else?

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Someone with boldness, someone with faith,

Someone whose words, simply hold more weight,

Someone like Paul, who even in chains,

Still found a way, of proclaim your name,

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But Father forgive me! Forgetful man,

It’s not for my actions, or things I’ve done,

It’s only by grace, and only your love,

Your purpose revealed, through Jesus the man,

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Lord help us to stand, in this world full of sin,

As pressures to change, slowly weigh us in,

Clinging onto Christ, and his blood-drenched cross,

Your intimate love, at ultimate cost

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©2018, by Gome


Image Credit: Tom & Jerry Online

Best of 2017: Blog Info-graphics

Abstract: As we are fast approaching the end of another year, its time for another annual blog review. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for being a part of my journey with Reposed Thought. Your engagement and encouragement have been invaluable, and spur me on as a writer, designer and poet. Many thanks.

With so much to learn from, to be thankful for and to be challenged by, here are the stats from 2017 – the stuff you really cared about. Enjoy.

God bless.

Top 10 Posts:

Top 10 Blog Posts

  1. RT Evening Standard nomination: Best new-comer April Fools!! Lesson One – don’t believe everything you read on 1st April. On the flip side, I had lots of fun listening to friends congratulate me before reading further.. 😀
  2. 20 Favourite Poetic One-Liners (Rhyming) A compilation of my favourite lines from poems that I’ve composed. Enjoy!
  3. Love Your Neighbour- Short Poem Written  to go with a sermon from the bible passage Matthew 22:34-40.
  4. Zambia: Day Eleven – Final Goodbye Day eleven of 12: Part of a daily photography journal I kept whilst visiting my home country, Zambia.
  5. Zambia: Day One – Welcome HomeDay one of 12: Excitement, anticipation, reality. All the initial reactions & emotions of visiting home after 5 years.
  6. Screen Watching on the Train Reflections on this generations growing and worrying mobile phone addiction
  7. Zambia: Day Two – Copperbelt Day two of 12: Returning to my home city after 5 years; such a good feeling!
  8. Zambia: Day Five – Last of Kitwe Day five of 12: After a few days on the Copperbelt Province, it was time to head back.   
  9. London Bishopsgate – Walking Tour Photographic tour with a friend in one of the capital’s high-rise districts, Bishopsgate.
  10. 7 Days in B&W 7 days, 7 photo’s in black and white; No people. No explanations.

Top 10 Countries:

Top 10 Countries

Visitors to the blog came from a grand total of 53 different countries in 2017.

Countries as wide ranging as Venezuela, Namibia, Solomon Islands and Bulgaria. Thank you!

Most Popular Month:

Most Popular Month

April was by far the busiest month this year. This is mainly because of the ‘April Fools’ post and the daily photo journal of my trip to Zambia, my home country.


Stay tuned for more content in 2018.

Happy New Year!


“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.”

PSALM 23

Plateaued Ambition – Short Poem

Billion thoughts! Come hear my billion thoughts!

As I put pen to paper, on my million faults.

Once upon a time, I was so full of vision,

Chased all my dreams, like a man on a mission,

So young and hungry, and empty of strife,

Fixed in pursuit, of fulfilment in life,

Life flashed by, I was soon reminiscing,

As slowly I drowned, in a plateaued ambition.

Increased anxiety, low self esteem,

Gradual depression, and groans in my dreams,

Most close friends moved on to better things,

Still there I was, just chasing the wind,

Lifted my eyes, to the skies with a cry,

In search of an answer, or meaning to life,

All that I tried, just seemed to feel lost,

Relationships past, that came at a cost,

Friends, listen up! This struggle is real,

Most go through, but will never reveal,

That constant struggle, like weights that are doubled,

Lonely’s the road, of the lonesome struggle,

Cast all your burdens, on Jesus for comfort,

Who cares and is there, when your life feels muffled,

Made in His image, held tight in His grip,

His grace is sufficient, He won’t let you slip,

Forgiveness in Jesus, restores us within,

No matter the struggle, no matter the sin,

A lifeboat in life, as it knocks you about

Restored from the plateau, outstretched like a dove.


By Gome, ©2017

1 Year 1 Month: Review

Standing

Hello! Many thanks for stopping by, supporting or following my blog @Reposed Thought. As ever, here’s a brief look back at what I’ve been up to in the blogosphere this past month. Peace, Gome.

All Posts (12 Jan 2016 – 12 Feb 2016)

  • Young.Black.Unarmed (9 Feb) – Police violence against black people in America has been in the news a lot recently. The statistics are ridiculous! This is what inspired me to write this piece. check it out..
  • J.Miles – Love Letters (ft Leah Smith) (3 Feb) – This song beautifully shares a simple yet necessary message that the world needs to hear; a love like no other..
  • Last Nights Weird Dream (#2) (3 Feb) – Another one of those nights. This the second weird dream I’ve managed to record straight after waking up.
  • John 16:33 (19 Jan) – Words to live by: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (Jesus).

9 Month Review: September 2015

Designer Outlet Village, Ashford

Hello and welcome to my latest monthly review. I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed following Reposed Thought over the past 9 months. It’s been a real joy for me to write about all kinds of stuff that is close to my heart. Some of my favourite posts have included:

  • my testimony – new life
  • tales of an introvert – short poem
  • last nights weird dream
  • architecture: isn’t that like 7 years?

Some of my aspirations from the beginning were to inspire, motivate and humour you [the reader], but also to encourage you [through my insights] to share your own hidden talents with others.

As I lay down one evening and brainstormed potential blog names, a lot of different topics ran through my mind that I felt quite passionate about sharing (such as my Christian faith, love of music, football, photography etc). Having taken the first steps into the blogging world, I found the challenge of writing stuff to an audience that I didn’t personally interact with quite a tough yet exciting challenge. Several thoughts go through my mind before making any post. For example: Who might read this? How will they interpret it? Does it make any sense? If its a written piece, does it flow? etc.

Providentially, at the time I was starting my blog, there was a story-telling workshop organised by my tutor (quite random for architecture, you might think). Well, those were my thoughts exactly. What I didn’t realise, however, was how pivotal that workshop would be for my soon to be established blog. It was where I wrote my first ever poem called “The Angry Sharpness Monster” – Check it out here with its back story:

https://reposedthought.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/the-angry-sharpness-monster/

To date, I have written a total of 12 original poems (Including this months ‘Lost Ones’ listed below). I share this NOT as a way of gloating (sorry if it comes across that way), but as an encouragement for you to recognise that you are special and unique in your own beautiful way. I believe that God made each one of us with a purpose and as part of that, he has equipped us with different talents and abilities that are special. Even if its making other people smile, that in itself is a special gift. So let your light shine that others may see. You never know what might come from it or who you might bless. I know I’ve used this verse over and over again, but it never ceases to be true:

“I praise You [God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

(Psalm 139:14)

Now onto this months brief review.

All Posts (12 Sept-12 Oct)

Like Sheep without a Shepard

“We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and The Lord has laid on him the sins of us all”

(Isaiah 53:6)

“For God SO loved the world that he gave his ONLY son, that WHOEVER believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”

(John 3:16)

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

Morning Run Thoughts


So, I went for an early morning run the other day (6:30am #justsaying). It was my first run in months and not long into it, I stopped. Not because of my unbelievable lack of fitness at the time or even due to another unexpected injury. It was, in fact, to soak up the amazing sound of silence – pure, unbridled, silence. Peace! The only thing I could hear were birds singing sweetly in the background. Add to this the sound of busy little creatures that buzzed and hovered over the long dewy grass, and this made waking up so early so worthwhile. As I paused, stretched and took in this beautiful scene, I was reminded of a promise in the bible that God makes to look after all his creatures, not just the birds and the bees, but also you and me.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

(Matthew 6:26)

This verse got me thinking about the things that I worry about everyday, such as money, food, job security, impressing friends, etc. I was reminded in this moment of how trivial and short sighted these worries are in the big picture of life. God promises to provide our every need (Philippians 4:19). He may not give us what we want, but he will give us what we need. This life is short and fragile, like a drop in the vast ocean, and in some things we have little control. Money, success and a good name can only bring us passing happiness. Once we have it, we only want more and are never satisfied. Think for a moment of the countless celebrities and famous people who in the eyes of the world have “made it” but in and of themselves they are not satisfied? The bible speaks of laying our treasures in heaven, where thieves won’t break in or steal; a place which does not perish, spoil or fade (1 Peter 1:4).

“Where our treasure is, there our hearts will be also”

(Matthew 6:21)

I do hope that these simple thoughts challenge you to think about where you are investing your treasures and placing your confidence for the future. Whether its in a good pension scheme, physical/material things, good looks, friends or even family, non of these things go with us when we die. I would personally recommend Jesus, or at least a thorough investigation of his claims in the bible to be the Son of God (I’d recommend Luke and John’s gospels to begin). I’ve heard it said before that Jesus could only be one of three things, 1. Lunatic 2. Liar 3. The Son of God. What do you have to lose from investigating?

Happy reading..

Peace 😀

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

P.s. As for my run, well, let’s just say that didn’t last long once I paused. I have run twice since then and gone a couple of miles each time without stopping (which I was chuffed about). So there is promise there. Perseverance is the lesson I’m learning through this.