My New Old Story (A Love Song)

My New Old Story (A Love Song)

MY NEW OLD STORY by Dami O-Aliu (Second song attempt)

 

As I watched my lady sleep

I felt her pulse race

My heart skipped a bit

It’s an age old story

like beauty and the beast

An age old song

But never told like mine

No one can feel this

 

Chorus:

Give me your hand

I’ll give you my world

Show you everything

Stronger than the perfect storm

We’ll stand together

Burning through it all

Hotter than summer

Made to never weather

Built to last forever

 

Thoughts running everywhere

Much like my hands all over your body

You have never known passion like what I ve got now

Man reborn

Spirit rekindled

Teach you new things that would shock even me

From top to bottom

Feel every nerve

Even ones you dint know you had

Get all excited

Its a trusted hand

 

 

Chorus:

Give me your hand

I’ll give you my world

Show you everything

Stronger than the perfect storm

We’ll stand together

Burning through it all

Hotter than summer

Made to never weather

Built to last forever

 

 

Oh baby

Let me get your head right

Get things looking tight

Give you a new reason to brag

Show you what passion really means

Get you all excited

Seeing old things new

Feeling all things gone

Trust this kid

Never before

Trust this old new hand

Sing you my New Old story

 

Chorus X2:

Give me your hand

I’ll give you my world

Show you everything

Stronger than the perfect storm

We’ll stand together

Burning through it all

Hotter than summer

Made to never weather

Built to last forever

 

Oh baby, let me sing you my New Old story

 

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NB: If you want to use the lyrics or sing the song. Feel free to leave a comment asking to.

 

ADAMS PRAYER TO GOD

ADAMS PRAYER TO GOD

Adams Prayer

This is the prayer I assume Adam (of Adam and Eve in the bible) would have prayed to God after he and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden.  It’s just a bit of rhyming for fun.

 

Dear God almighty

Last night I wore a nightie for the first time in my life

I feel a new pain like a knife to my heart

I want to blame the woman you gave me

But when she first came all i saw was art.

I never thought she would be the one to pull us apart

Ever forgiving king

I cling on hoping that one day you can take away this sting

Its spring now

The suns out today

but there is no sunshine in my day

I miss the days when all was nice and gay

Forgive my wife lord she was a victim and prey

We pray to you lord hoping there is a chance you will turn even for a quick glance

Please change your stance lord

Dont leave us to die by the sword

Revive us

Helps us thrive once more

Protect us as you once did

Just as a father would for his kid

We were your pride

You never left our side

Yet all we repaid you was shame to your name

Our days are now numbered

When we die maybe we might be remembered

But till that day lord even if you can’t forgive this one

For all you gave and what we have done

Forgive our sons and daughter now and forever more

Restore our generations

Build a new nation

With no more rations or conditions

If you ever loved us then honour our one last request.

That all the nations might look to you and be blessed

With this last request

We bow our heads

And honour the God Head

 

TO MY FAMILY (THANK YOU)

TO MY FAMILY (THANK YOU)

TO MY FAMILY (THANK YOU FOR BEING MY REASON TO SMILE)

 

Same day different thoughts

I sit hear remembering the first poem I ever wrote.

Oh those youthful days full of hope,

Full of love

Full of endless zeal

What has happened?

I am a shadow of my former self

Self confidence replaced with self pity

Zeal replaced with despair

It now feels wrong to hope

Feels false to grow

I want the old me back

I am losing myself one day at a time

Help me get it back

Losing track

Where has my smile gone?

Not the smile of “things could be worse” but that of “the world is my pedestal”.

Is this what growing up brings?

If this is it then I chose to not grow any longer.

I see my end now

When all I saw was my beginning.

I am giving all of me to everything yet still falling short

Caught in my own court room

Looking for a new bloom

My face like a costume

With a view to a future consumed.

I tell myself everyday

It doesn’t have to be this way

Hope never left

Smiles were always here

And when I start to doubt that which I should know

I hear my babies cry and I know

I look in their eyes and I feel

Only a fool cant see

In them I see my future

I see my past

I see my present

In my family I see myself as I once was

In them my heart truly beats for this world.

 

 

Broken Hearted

Broken Hearted

Like shattered pieces of Porcelain

I picked up the fragments of my heart

Oh the feeling of love

Here today, gone the next

One taking you high enough to soar with the eagles

The other dragging you by your hair

Leaving you to be ridiculed by your emotions

Self-pity mocks me, sadness knows my soul

Loneliness knows me by name

Reaching deep into the very depths of my heart

Burning through my spirit

Like a wild fire feeding on the Village homes

Leaving me in a void of desperation

My shattered heart forced to heal

Hope whispered in the distance,

To recover my lost love.

But I know I must move on

Hold the pain and embrace as I do my own beating heart

Maybe then life might make a little more sense.

I will find a way

Indeed I will

Someway, somehow

 

 

AFRICAN PROVERBS

AFRICAN PROVERBS

WISDOM FROM ANCIENT AFRICA ( PRE COLONIALISM)

Wisdom from the Yoruba Kingdom translated into English.

 

 

  1. A great affair covers up a small matter.
  2. A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.
  3. The first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce.
  4. A proverb is the horse that can carry one swiftly to the discovery of ideas.
  5. A stammerer would eventually say father. After we fry the fat, we see what is left.
  6. Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.
  7. As long as there are lice in the seams of the garment there must be bloodstains on the fingernails.
  8. As there is guilt in innocence, there is innocence in guilt.
  9. Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.
  10. Because friendship is pleasant, we partake of our friend’s entertainment; not because we have not enough to eat in our own house.
  11. Covetousness is the father of unfulfilled desires.
  12. Fear a silent man. He has lips like a drum For no man could be blessed without the acceptance of his own head.
  13. Gossips always suspect that others are talking about them.
  14. He who eats well speaks well or it is a question of insanity.
  15. He who throws a stone in the market will hit his relative.
  16. ‘I nearly killed the bird.’ No one can eat ‘nearly’ in a stew.
  17. If something that was going to cut off your head only knocked off your cap, you should be grateful.
  18. If we stand tall it is because we stand on the backs of those who came before us.
  19. If you damage the character of another, you damage your own.
  20. If you don’t sell your head, no one will buy it.
  21. It is a thief that can trace the footsteps of another thief on a rock.
  22. It takes a whole village to raise a child.
  23. Many words do not fill a basket.
  24. Medicine left in the bottle can’t help.
  25. No one can uproot the tree which God has planted.
  26. Nobody knows the mysteries which lie at the bottom of the ocean.
  27. One takes care of one’s own: when a bachelor roasts yam, he share’s it with his sheep.
  28. One who waits for chance may wait a year.
  29. Only what you have combated for will last.
  30. Patching makes a garment last long.
  31. Silence is an attribute of the dead; he who is alive speaks.
  32. Stretch your hands as far as they reach, grab all you can grab.
  33. The bell rings loudest in your own home.
  34. The butterfly that brushes against thorns will tear its wings.
  35. The hand of the child cannot reach the shelf, nor the hand of the adult get through the neck of the gourd.
  36. The man who has bread to eat does not appreciate the severity of a famine.
  37. The person who forgives gains a victory in the dispute.
  38. The person who has been a slave from birth does not value rebellion.
  39. The pot-lid is always badly off: the pot gets all the sweet, the lid nothing but steam.
  40. The young cannot teach tradition to the old. The young cock crows as he hears the old one.
  41. Those who die through ignorance are many; those who die because they are intelligent are few.
  42. Truth came to market but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash.
  43. We must blame the thief first before we say that where the owner put her property improper.
  44. What you give you get, ten times over.
  45. When hunger gets inside you, nothing else can.
  46. When the door is closed, you must learn to slide across the crack of the sill.
  47. When the rain falls in the valley, the hill gets angry.
  48. When the white man is about to leave a garden for good, he wrecks it.
  49. When wood breaks it can be repaired, but ivory breaks forever.
  50. When you stand with the blessings of your mother and God, it matters not who stands against you.
  51. When your neighbor’s horse falls into a pit, you should not rejoice at it, for your own child may fall into it too.
  52. Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth.
  53. Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.
  54. Work is the medicine for poverty.
  55. You cannot shave a man’s head in his absence.
  56. You can’t stop a pig from wallowing in the mud.
  57. You must be willing to die in order to live.
  58. Work is the medicine for poverty. (YES THIS IS REPEATED TWICE BECAUSE OF HOW IMPORTANT IT IS)

 

 

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The most beautiful woman in the world (By Dami O-Aliu)

The most beautiful woman in the world (By Dami O-Aliu)

 

When I was 18 I dreamt a dream

I dreamt of a lady

A woman so strong she feared no man

A mother so true she would do anything for her family

A priceless jewel

A timeless heart

My Queen

My Wife

Its been a year since we promised forever

I can’t believe how time flies

Feels like just yesterday we met

Feels like just a second ago we fell in love

I love you now even more than when we first met but less than I will tomorrow.

I know I don’t deserve you

Sometimes I doubt the existence of God but with every breath you take I know he must truly exist

Who else could have made someone so beautiful

Someone so caring

Someone so kind

Someone so tough

Someone so strong

You are a blessing to me

You are my pillar, my strength and every time I doubt myself you are always there to set me right

I have so much to say but even the words seem insufficient.

I have no idea where or what I would be if our paths never crossed.

I am only grateful you took a chance on us

You not only gave up your heart for me but also gave me our angels.

My life is better than I ever dreamt it could be and finally I can say it and it be true.

You complete me

When we started our journey a year ago I never knew two would become four in just a year.

Angels from heaven through an angel on earth.

My Angel, My wife, My best friend, My everything and more

I promised you forever and forever is exactly what I will give.

On this special day, our first of many more years to share.

Every time I think I love you as much as I could, another day comes by and yesterday never compares to tomorrow.

I just want you to know that the earth has never had a wife so good or a mother so true.

We love you now and forever.

 

NB: Dedicated to my wife on our first year wedding anniversary

IF (Then you will be a Man)

IF (Then you will be a Man)

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

 

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;

If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster

And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breath a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

 

 

by Rudyard Kipling

Walking like a champion (A hand to help you stand up)

Walking like a champion (A hand to help you stand up)

I woke one morning looking through a dark room

thinking life’s moving too soon

No light to behold

No sign of  troubles after

Wanting to fight yet not knowing how

for a second I gave up praying

nothing to believe in

Then I found your book,

A little hook was all it took

your word

Your heart, your soul

every word like freedom here, bringing me back to life like CPR

every promise a reminder that my story cant be over before it begins

No sitting here looking like life ain’t life no more

No point looking outwards for things you gave before I could walk

You taught me lord to walk proud

I had all I could

showed me the path

Walking the roads of champions

Push myself to the limit

Making a mockery of all the wisdom I acquired prior to your word

To those that say you will never make it,

those that used their words to do nothing but break you

we love you all

Those that felt you gave your all

No hard feelings

I thank you for your words

Your words made me who I am

If not for you I would never have fought

I would never have given my all to see those words untrue

Never have put it all in to ensure I dont believe those words

I thank you because I almost believed the words

I thank you because your words brought me to him,

your little reminders lifted me in a way I will never have found

I learnt opinions ain’t facts, you take it and let it be

I learnt to walk in nothing wearing nothing but my heart on my sleeves

And the days courage walked away I learnt to run out and pull it back

Being who you are comes from the heart

Telling you, that you can be all you set out to be means nothing if you don’t see it yourself

And if you cant see it now, look through the eyes of the one that never sees you as less

Look through the eyes of the one that doesn’t tell you one thing and act differently

Walk with me brothers and sisters

Leave all those lies behind

Let me show you the path I found for I know I can never walk alone

The father walks with us all

Reminds you of things long forgotten

For as long as he reigns,

your life,

your story hasn’t even started yet.

You will walk like a champion soon.

 

The Bonny Land of Glasgow City.

The Bonny Land of Glasgow City.

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Stare out the window on a musky gray evening, as clouds creep across the sky,

and see our children swigging from half empty bottles of Buckfast,

In the bonny land of Glasgow City.

Blink, for a moment, and open your eyes,

and see our children pull a knife,

In the bonny land of Glasgow City.

 

Wander the streets as you wade hopelessly, determinedly through troves of trash,

as our children yowl from backstreet alleys,

In the bonny land of Glasgow city.

Watch the sun peek for a moment before turning away,

as it glimpses the downfall of our bonny land,

Glasgow City.

 

Come New Year, and we join our hands,

“Auld Lang Syne” we chant, as we blow on our numbing hands,

for another year of repetition and turmoil,

that is the bonny land of Glasgow City.

The Life of a Single Parent

The Life of a Single Parent

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“No One else will ever know the strength of my love for you.. After all you are the only one that knows what my heart sounds like from the inside”

“Always remember, You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” ― A.A. Milne

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother”

My mother brought me up as a single Parent, she has always worked full time, and I never remember going a full day, without seeing her. She never complained when I cried for no reason or when i broke her “favorite ornament” .

My mum always gave me the very best that she could, and without her i wouldn’t be the person who i am today, dont get me wrong we never always got on, we had our moments like every other parent and child, but no matter what happens i know that its just a matter of lifting the phone and dialing her number, she will help me in which ever way she can.

Thanks to my mum i now know how to cope with being a single mummy, she is my inspiration.

I sit back and think how hard my mum had it when it really was just me and her, we had some tough times, but mum always got us out of them with her head held high.

This is a thank you to all mums not just mine who care for their children, unconditionally love them, and will do the very best for them.

I hope my children see me even half as good of a mum than what i think of mine, after all i learnt from the best.

“A mother holds her child’s hand for a short while, But their hearts forever”

 “Children must be taught , how to think, not what too think”- Margaret Mead

The tongue of truth (By May Bint Abu-Qalbain)

The tongue of truth (By May Bint Abu-Qalbain)

If only we realised that a smile is a contagious ray of sun, we would brighten the world.

In times at best, optimism is the most valuable quality. If only we knew we would race to prosper.

In this temporary world of spoken amiss, we wish for happiness.

From the glow in a daughters eye, exposed internal bliss.

We all have the same goal, but strive to force feed our purpose, with what we assume to be and intelligent choice. When in reality it’s worthless.

Happiness is life’s lock and how frantically we search for the key.

To be eternally satisfied is to be a caged bird set free.

Equality is a tooth of our answer.

Hence ignorance is a disease which kills a heart before a soul, exceedingly deadly yet curable unlike cancer.

Contentment is the sweetest thing a life could ever taste.

A good deed erases enemies through sincerity; such a deed can never be replaced.

So hasten to success, hasten to the evil past which the latter will erase,

It’s one difference at a time which makes the earth a better place.

 

By May Bint Abu-Qalbain

THE LADY IN THE SHADOW

THE LADY IN THE SHADOW

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As swift as the falling orb her voice rises

From east to west her steam blows

With anger no man can calm

It consumes everything just like the ravage forest fire

That feeds on the village homes

Unforgiving yet without enemies

Most wonderful, most divine

Her warmth is like a distance away

Her peace is like a  promise unmade

Yet when it comes,

With it brings the peak-abo

With it brings an echo so smooth

So calm that every man obeys her words

Not questioning their very sanity and reasoning for which she attacks

She is more trouble than the drake passage of Antarctica

I wait in the distance for her grace and calm

For in that moment her true beauty shines

Often under-rated but never forgotten

Her timeless beauty is made known like a faultless diamond

Even closed eyes can still see its glow afar

I speak to unleash a soul that all young men desire.

A soul that often gets over-looked

An ageless beauty. A precious friend.

Her smile so defined that no Goddess ever made by man ever surpassed

that through all this she may someday truly know

That the ones we love the most are the ones that hurt us the most.

To the lady in the shadow with a soul of an angel

The lady in the shadow as stubborn as a mule

Remember all things good and forget all things past

To forgive is  to truly let go

Holding unto nothing but the promise that one deserves another chance

Release what makes you true

For life is un-certain in and all we have is right now

For in life no-one is perfect

Surely not me

Though you come close.

For in your heart we hear the world beat one decibel at a time

For in your smile the world knows God really exists.

 

By theunderdogtales

 

COMMENTS ARE WELCOME

TO MY UNBORN CHILD. (THE APPLE OF DADDY’S EYE) By Dami O-Aliu

TO MY UNBORN CHILD. (THE APPLE OF DADDY’S EYE) By Dami O-Aliu

A POEM To my unborn child.

daddys apple

I am writing this letter to my unborn child

From a fathers heart to a heart straight from my God

Who before its first breath my heart already loves

I love you more than even life can ever hold

My beautiful wife, what precious life you will bring

I love you even more for keeping you till this day.

I know its naive to love someone unknown

Yet in my silliness I feel at peace

For in your eyes yet unseen I know I shall come close to seeing my lord.

My child , My life,  what simple words to speak

Counting down the days have been the longest wait of my life

Soon I shall meet you , knowing my life will never be the same

To cuddle, to nurse, to kiss your tears away

To cherish, to keep warm all the days of your life

As every day passes and every fear rises

Wondering and praying that you will be all you can be

Looking to my Lord to keep you safe when I cant

Oh, how hungry I am to show you a wonderful world

To hold your tiny arms till you can walk on your own

And keep you in my strong arms till yours grow stronger than mine

My beautiful child don’t be lonely in heaven

Make friends there my child for no one can harm you there

Remember to say hello to the lord and tell him I am doing all I can

To be ready for his gift.

Tell him not to worry for I will do everything to keep you safe and remind you where you came from

My darling child, kiss his feet and tell him I said I know I am lucky for soon

I will have you in my arms.

THERE IS LIGHT AFTER THE DARKNESS

THERE IS LIGHT AFTER THE DARKNESS

There is light after the DARKNESS

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I woke one morning looking through a dark room

thinking life’s moving too soon

No light to behold

No sign of troubles after

Wanting to fight yet not knowing how

for a second I gave up praying

nothing to believe in

Then I found your book,

A little hook was all it took

your word

Your heart, your soul

every word like freedom here, bringing me back to life like CPR

every promise a reminder that my story cant be over before it begins

No sitting here looking like life ain’t life no more

No point looking outwards for things you gave before I could walk

You taught me lord to walk proud

I had all I could

showed me the path

Walking the roads of champions

Push myself to the limit

Making a mockery of all the wisdom I acquired prior to your word

To those that say you will never make it,

those that used their words to do nothing but break you

we love you all

Those that felt you gave your all

No hard feelings

I thank you for your words

Your words made me who I am

If not for you I would never have fought

I would never have given my all to see those words untrue

Never have put it all in to ensure I dont believe those words

I thank you because I almost believed the words

I thank you because your words brought me to him,

your little reminders lifted me in a way I will never have found

I learnt opinions ain’t facts, you take it and let it be

I learnt to walk in nothing wearing nothing but my heart on my sleeves

And the days courage walked away I learnt to run out and pull it back

Being who you are comes from the heart

Telling you, that you can be all you set out to be means nothing if you don’t see it yourself

And if you cant see it now, look through the eyes of the one that never sees you as less

Look through the eyes of the one that doesn’t tell you one thing and act differently

Walk with me brothers and sisters

Leave all those lies behind

Let me show you the path I found for I know I can never walk alone

The father walks with us all

Reminds you of things long forgotten

For as long as he reigns,

your life,

your story hasn’t even started yet.

 

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT IN YOUR LIFE?

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT IN YOUR LIFE?

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I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to does not mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but whom you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And, just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt, and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned that heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t. What have you learnt?

Share with us all in the comments page what you have learnt…


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