Who do you say I am – Poem

How many different ways, could I possibly explain?

And paint the same picture, with words that are plain?

You’ve marvelled at the signs, and you’ve come back to see miracles,

But still don’t understand the simple message at the pinnacle.

First things first, I AM the bread of life,

Feast up on my words, and be forever satisfied,

The thing you’ve been chasing, is just a façade,

It won’t satisfy your thirst, like a mirage.

Do not be afraid, I’m the light of the world,

The darkness will flee, as my light is unfurled,

Showing you the pathway, even through the valley of death,

I’m still there, your every prayer I have heard.

I AM the good shepherd, through good times or strife,

For the sake of my sheep, I would lay down my life,

All because of love, I was battered and bruised,

Inspired by my love, for both Gentiles and Jews.

So come into my presence, for I’m the only door,

And leave behind your baggage, and wonder no more,

Salvation is promised, to all who will enter,

Life to the fullest, with me at the centre.

I AM the only way, the truth and the life,

All other pathways, will lead you to strife,

The world offers hope, that is built in the sand,

But mine to the end, is the rock that will stand,

I AM the resurrection, and I AM the life,

I speak into darkness; and give it  new life,

I raised up Lazarus, and set him free,

To show God’s power, ingrained in me,

I AM the true vine; the gardener’s the Father,

He prunes and perfects, for his glory, and honour,

I AM that I AM, before time began,

Of all you have heard, who do you say I am?


©2018, by Gome – original poem

Originally shared on Heirs Magazine

Reposed Thought is Closing Forever!

Dear Reader,

Thank You!

I’d like to firstly take this opportunity to sincerely thank you [ALL] for your consistent support, encouragement, likes, follows & comments of Reposed Thought (RT). It’s always been a huge encouragement and boost of confidence to hear from you. It has also been an incredible 3 year journey that I’ve learnt so very much from.

Shutting Down

With this in mind, therefore, this special announcement may / may not come as much of a surprise to you.

It is with zero regret but deepest sadness that I have to confirm I will be shutting down my blog Reposed Thought from operation in exactly 6 weeks time.

The 6 week period is part of a phasing out process that begins today and ends on Sunday 13th May 2018.

WHY ITS CLOSING?

The reasons behind my decision will be explained in due course, but be sure to check out the video link below which gives a brief overview:

WHY REPOSED THOUGHT IS CLOSING

Many Thanks,

Gome

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

20 Favourite Poetic One-Liners (Rhyming)

1. BIG CITY DREAMS

“Blinded by the lights, I’m drawn in by the crowds,

An eclectic group of people, rubbing shoulders without smiles”

2. MINDLESS VIOLENCE

“Started out as kids, stealing Pepsi cans and sweets,

But nowadays being stopped and asked questions by police”

3. PLATEAUED AMBITION

“Life flashed by, I was soon reminiscing,

As slowly I drowned, in a plateaued Ambition”

4. CHASING AFTER THE WIND

“Yesterday she was the one, yet today we call her old news,

And move onto the next one, Our values greatly skewed”

5. WORDS I NEVER SAID

“Our last conversation I now contemplate,

Abruptness of what followed made my heart disintegrate”

6. LOST ONES

“But soon there would be trouble, and unforeseen change,

Which led to separation, and hearts so full of rage”

7. A WRITERS STRUGGLE

“Freedom of expression, hell-bent at its mastery,

But when it didn’t flow, anxiety seeped craftily”

8. TALES OF DEVASTATION

“At this stark situation, tales of devastation,

Families ripped apart, and destroyed past restoration”

9. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR

“His words cut through, like a dagger to the heart,

Exposing their hypocrisy; blind religiosity”

10. DEAR LONDON

“Demonically possessed, with intent to spread fear,

Instead were met with bravery, and love beyond compare,”


11. MUNDANE

“Mundane! Everyday is the same,

Wake up, go to work. Slowly going insane”

12. TALES OF INSECURITY

“What did they even mean by that? And why said in that tone?

I dialogue internally to calculate my wrongs”

13. BUDGET AIRLINE TALES

“A queue jumper the highlight, as she mussels her way past me,

An angry woman shouts “Oi! You must be a nutter!”

14. THE ART OF BLAGGING

“But little do they know you haven’t even got the foggiest,

But pride gets in the way, and you start speaking with such confidence”

15. EASTER

“A choice between a criminal and him, they chose the latter,

And proceeded with mob justice, his back they whipped and battered”

16. ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA

“But no one else was there, so she posts pics on the internet,

900 friends, but no one there to share the moment with”

17. TALES OF AN INTROVERT

“Wish I said all of the things that were locked up in my mind,

But now times gone, it feels like I’m wasting mine”

18. POOR MAN’S TALE

“It’s cold, you’re ignored, and exposed to the elements,

Abandoned in negligence, considered irrelevant”

19. CHIPOLOPOLO 2015: CAN HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

“The weight of this moment precedes grown men’s cries,

As we remember our dearly loved brothers who died.”

20. THE ANGRY SHARPNESS MONSTER

“Not much sleep was had as he set off at break of dawn,

The thought of being at sea always had his attention drawn.”


All the above poems are originals written & composed by the author of Reposed Thought:

© Gome

Thanks for stopping by

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

Love Your Neighbour – Short Poem

“To love the Lord Your God!” That was Jesus’ reply,

When answering the question they had asked him on the sly,

Onwards and onwards, they plotted and planned,

Trying to find a way, to trip him up in advance,

These men were “Pharisees”, a select group at the top,

When it came to being religious, the cream of the crop,

In every conversation, they had to know best,

So when Jesus came along, they were shaken and stressed,

His words cut through, like a dagger to the heart,

Exposing their hypocrisy, and blind religiosity,

All ‘good’ works, lost in selfish ambition,

Before a Holy God, they forgot their position,

As Jesus continued, I was part of the story,

A modern Pharisee, seeking only man’s glory,

He said, “love your Neighbour, the way you love yourself,”

But my default positions, to think of MYSELF,

My family, appearance, career, and my health,

Stacking up possessions, increasing in wealth,

Earthly cataracts, seeing only near distance,

Blinded by the lights, of my inward condition,

But then look at Jesus, so humble and pure,

A king in a manger, rich but yet poor,

With him as an example, of ultimate love,

Of putting God first, then our neighbours, then us,

A carpenter by trade, unassuming in appearance,

Who came to save the world, from its wretched condition,

What more does he deserve, than our absolute all?

Whole and complete, mind, body and soul.

Written to complement this mornings sermon from Matthew 22:34-40

© 2017, by Gome

Dear London – Short Poem

Dear London and Manny, thank you for your spirit,

Through tragedy and trial, with love you pushed through it,

Those shocking, heart-breaking and gut-wrenching nights,

Of so few so cowardly, it begs the question “Why?”

Disastrous, unfathamable, careless-little-minds,

Descended on your streets, steeling from them many lives,

Demonically possessed, with intent to spread fear,

Instead were met with bravery, and love beyond compare,

Arising from the ashes, dusted off in defiance,

“Enough is enough!” Fear shall never define us,

Nor will it divide us, but bring us ever closer,

Lest victory be handed, to those mindless little loners,

In a game of top trumps, love triumphs over all,

Not acting like Pharisees, who’d look but ignore,

And to the many helpers, who acted on instinct,

Stared death in the face, yet helped without flinching,

Known to mind your business, the way you mind the gap,

Instead you flipped the script, with love unwrapped,

We thank you for you bravery, we thank you for your love,

Refreshing and brotherly, beyond and above.

Mundane – Short Poem

Mundane! Everyday is the same,

Wake up, go to work. Slowly going insane,

Third row, second carriage, on the high speed train,

So dull and tedious, but I shan’t complain,

Seemingly endless repetitive cycle,

Day after day, turning me to a psycho,

Early morning drizzle, with skyline grey,

Typical British summer, just your average day,

The early morning battles won the night before,

Always running late, I trudge through the door,

Same ‘smile-less’ faces on platform 6,

Lost in their own worlds of musical hits,

Some Jay Z, Daft Punk, or Blink 182,

Couldn’t really tell, just let my thoughts brew,

Not much interaction, as eyes scanned around,

Every man an island, whose space he’d found,

I finally obliged to the setting I was in,

Begrudgingly untangled and plugged myself in,

Scrolling and scrolling to find the right mix,

Scramble in my bag, trying to find duo twix,

Long day on *AutoCAD, just counting up bricks,

A long way to go, till half past 6,


*CAD (or AutoCAD) is a computer aided design software mainly used by people in the construction and engineering sectors.