A Collection of Poetic Thoughts
POETRY BY YUSUF DANIEL OLAMILEKAN BE STRONG
The wind blows
through circumstances and peace
The world has a lot to say about you
but you can only define yourself.
and makes the heart troubled,
sometimes like a great mountain.
It isn't steady.
You are not alone.
God stays beside you, always.
Pour out your heart's desires.
He'll surely hear
so be strong.
© Yusuf Daniel Olamilekan I WISH YOU WELL
I wish you well
Though I'm unwell.
You painted me out of taste
pulled my leg down.
I'm facing he hopeful moon
Maybe tomorrow might be fine.
I wish you well.
I treated you like a queen,
just like an idol.
You lied to me, when you said
you're here for me.
You've gone far out of my sight
I'm lonely and alone to face this journey
© Yusuf Daniel Olamilekan BE THE REASON
Be the reason for unending happiness.
Happiness in the heart of many souls
The joy that lasts, makes a world rejoice.
Be the reason for peace in your world.
Be the reason for the laughter.
Put smiles on creation's cheeks
Let your words console men
Do not be the reason for sorrow in the heart.
Be the reason for reunion of parched minds
Not for confusion and enmity
Be the reason for the lasting solution to the puzzle of life
Because either good or bad,
You will be remembered.
© Yusuf Daniel Olamilekan GONE ARE THE DAYS Gone are the days
When Earth smiles at the thoughts of mankind,
the honest and sincere mindset.
Prioritize God as the first and last
in lowly voice.
Gone are the days
that peace is affordable.
Men face challenges hand in hand.
No negative thoughts etch the heart.
Gone are the days
When men face their business
And dishonor is prohibited
These days become whispers in the air.
© Yusuf Daniel Olamilekan PEACE SHALL REIGN
In a wink of an eye
When battling with thoughts
The voices that speak
Of God, lust, friends.
The luring in
heart is not permanent
Even the cries, lies, sorrow
in the heart
and the soul kept bondage
of doubt, confusion
would pace the way
out of sight
disappear to the waiting air
and never appear anymore.
Mind rests at peace.
© Yusuf Daniel Olamilekan YUSUF DANIEL is a Nigerian poet, active in administration of Global Poetry Forum along with other platforms to promote harmony. He believes that poetry can promote peace and unity, making corrections without condemning. Poetry has become a way of life for him. He has been involved in this special and valuable realm of the global poetry community for up to three years , also participating in several international collections.