Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bursting Seams

Behind the laughter
And the nonchalant spark
Temptation still lingers
A deep secret in the dark

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Empty Shells

A good body doesn't mean a healthy body
nor a beautiful smile a beautiful heart
A lot of riches doesn't mean a lot of happiness
nor do kind words mean kind deeds

What matters most is the latters
the inners over the outers
For there we find true substance
unlike the empty shells that crack beneath us

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

BONE (Book of New Encounters) Entry - Sunday 14/11/2010

Walked through the cemetery and seeing all the stories buried there, many having lived a life shorter than I. I can't help but wonder: Did they expect this? Did they see their death coming? Did their sixth sense alert them that their death was around the corner, thus to prepare? These, & many more questions have driven me to two thoughts on life:
1. Honor and respect God, and follow His will and direction for your purpose on earth. Be after God's own heart, and pour yourself onto this earth. When your time to transition shall arrive, you will be ready and will die empty, having fully poured yourself and emptied your cup into this earth. You will have stamped yourself and made a difference in people's hearts; isn't that what life is about anyway?
2. Since you're already here, you might as well give everything you care about your all, you might as well follow the dreams God placed in you. Live like a child; forgive and let live. Allow yourself wild abandon. Burn your ships as you pursue your dreams, for there lies your purpose, and fullness of joy. Live in the NOW; don't spend most of your time working too hard to be a "future you" that so much passes you by; live in the moment and absorb life. Truly live, enjoy the experience. And isn't that why we were placed here in the first place?

Fikira Zangu.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Helping Hands

To calm her nerves
she pulls up her skirt
To give a show
then get some dough
To buy a fix
then feed her kids
Her world full of spins
world full of sins

She can't shake loose
off the junkie noose
The only friends she's got
are a pimp and harlot
Just hold her hand
help her find the path
For she is God's image
placed on this earth

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Love of my Life

Give me a pen and a notebook
and I'll pour out my heart
A pen and a notebook
for the story of my life
A pen and a notebook
and I'll tell it from the start
My pen, my notebook
The love of my life

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

On Submission

I don't have to be
Perfect
I don't have to be
the 365 knight
I don't have to rely
on myself at all times
I am learning to lean
I am learning to trust
I am learning to let go
and let others be my support
For nobody's an island
I am learning to submit

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Humble Apology

For the words said
And those left unsaid
For the loss of a friend
O how I wish I could mend

For the heart I broke
Wish I could take it back
Please accept my humble apology
It comes straight from my heart

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Friendship Bond

For every kind word
Every shoulder
For every selfless deed
When I was going under

For being there
When I needed you most
It's thicker than water
Our true friendship's bond

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Built by Stones (thrown at me)

Lord did You let my heart break
That I may comfort
those whose hearts are broken?
Did You allow the tough trials
That I may encourage
the discouraged?

That I may walk with
those on the ledge
That they may take
a step back
And welcome the good
in their lives?

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He Fills my Cup


He fills my cup, and when I empty it (to others), He gives me a bigger cup, then fills it again, and so forth. Such is the nature of God.

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

On Moving On

Curtains closed
Lights off
Bows taken
Heart(s) broken

Out of season
til' the next show
I pray twil' be
A cast to die for

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Journal Entry: Friday, 8 October 2010

Watching the break of dawn, the sun rise out of darkness this morning revealed something profound to me: darkness/trouble may endure for a while, but light/joy comes in the morning. And the light will always overcome the dark.

Each new day brings with it it's unique beauty; it is actually a NEW day, no reruns. I am teaching myself to soak up that beauty, to forget the darkness of yesterday & immerse myself in the new light that has come my way.

Lord give me wisdom, insight and strength to face this new day. May Your will be done.

BONE (Book of New Encounters)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gratitude 101

The birds and the bees
The pollen and the trees
The rainbow in the sky
The earth on which I lay
My family, my friends
My mind and my flesh
Those who've touched my life
Even those no longer alive
The joy and the pain
The sun and the rain
The laughter and tears
The health for all these years

For all these things
I thank You Father
You're the King of kings
The Lord of lords
I acknowledge You
and place You above all

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Seeking Him Within

Show me the map
to Thy secret place
that within me resides
Lord show me Your grace
That I may turn only to You
For You dwell in me
Lord show me Thy map

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Letter to the Unknown

Just to inform you
that I am coming in
Invited or not

I am fighting
that beast named fear
Faith is my only weapon

Expect me soon
for I am coming in
Invited or not

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't lie, Mr. Preacher man

Don't lie to me
Mr. Preacher man
Lest you lose me
and many more
True happiness
lies not in material things
Not in big houses and cars
nor self-indulgence
True happiness
lies in loving all
In giving, and sharing
'til we die empty
In discovering our place
in life's puzzle
and living to fulfil it
For there His Kingdom resides
Don't lie to me
Mr. Preacher man
Lest you lose me
and many more

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Healing Power of Forgiveness

My heart
has ceased to bleed
The clot of forgiveness
has helped me heal

Fare thee well
I wish you the best
May His grace light your path
On your every journey's step

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Heart's Anaesthesia

The heart's anaesthesia
due to past hurts
Will close the door
to the love of your life

Don't hold on
Let feelings freely flow
Thus you will find
The joy we all search for

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My 3 X 3 X 3

The number three, the Triad, Trinity
Completion, creative power and growth
Three is birth, life and death
The beginning, middle and end
Past, present, and future
A complete cycle unto itself
The first number to which "all" was given

On this day I celebrate three 3s
A monumental day in my life it is
Many blessings gained
Many lessons learned
A lot of joy, a lot of pain
Smiling as I watch the sun, and experience rain

_______________________________________________
I dedicate my 27th to my Maker
El Shaddai
Elohim Gadol
May I be a manifestation of Your glory
A vessel that will bring you joy

Forever grateful
Bonyo wuod Buogha

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Character Revealed

The point in our lives
Where tables turn
Fingers burn
Is the point where we are revealed

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

On Humility

Even the mountain meets the plain
Nobody's too high
Put your feet back on the ground

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Beautiful Ashes

I sit and stare
at what was once beautiful
once green and alive

It's all dead now
Burned down to ashes
Burned down to black, not so beautiful, ashes

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Boomerang

As unto others you do
Same measure
By others shall be done unto you

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Point is?

Two can play that game
But what's the point
It's not any fun
Dying because you proved a point

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

God's Shoulder

In your short life
People shall let you down
Circumstances may make you frown
But I shall always be there for you
The One you can always rely on

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

On Miss Thang

She wears her designer clothes
Much revealing, from head to toe
She paints her face
Wears fake nails
Prides in her adopted foreign accent

But he doesn't even flinch
What matters to him most
Is whether she cooks, whether she cleans
And whether she'll stand by him through thick and thin

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

An Ode to our Freedom Fighters

They were slaughtered like pigs
Far worse than dogs
Because they believed
And fought for freedom

They died on their knees
Because they never turned their backs
For every drop of blood spilt
A thousand years we will redeem

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

A Father's Love

He speaks of his child with much pride and glee
I can only image
The love my Father has for me

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Somesha Watoto Saturday (12 June 2010)

Do you have any books lying around at home? At the office? Anywhere? Any book that can be read by a very young child to one suitable for a young adult? ANY BOOK AT ALL!?

Somesha Watoto is a great opportunity to promote literacy among the youth in the less privileged communities; Education is key for the future of our youth.

We shall have a session on 5 June 2010 where we shall share knowledge treasures with youth from Good Samaritan Home and Rehabilitation Centre in Mathare. We shall have a great time!

Collect as many books as you can; talk to your family, friends, even the guy next door. Bring your books, their books, and bring someone along!

Somesha Watoto; help our youth gain a love of books!

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Growth Pains

The troubled seas
I will conquer
After all the challenges
I will prosper
After all the tears
I'll come out stronger

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Lasting Flames

The quicker you ignite
The quicker it puts out
A palace with a weak foundation
Will crumble at the slightest tremor

Take time
Take it slow
Build a strong foundation
And the flame shall forever last

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

On the Present

As I stare at you inside that box
A lot of "I wish Is" and "I wish I did nots"
I realize I missed out on so much
Feel powerless that I can get none of it back

And the painful truth sets in
Life's a journey, not a destination
There's no time like the present
Treasure those you have in your life

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Phases

A time to live, a time to die
A time to laugh, a time to cry
A time to ruin, a time to redeem
A time to be destroyed, a time to be rebuilt

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Purpose

Put on God's green earth
My duty; to add onto it's worth
Bless others, encourage the lost
Emulate The One
Who died for me on the cross

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Beauty?

She was as preety as a pearl
Had the face of an angel
Had the cat's grace in her walk
And elegance in her talk

Inside however
She was rotten, shallow and cheap
Truly real beauty
Is beyond skin deep

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A brighter tomorrow

Grass will grow
and buds will sprout
The lost shall be replenished
The spring will bring forth
The river will flow
The scars will heal
Dwell not on sorrow
There awaits a brighter tomorrow

© Bonyo Buogha 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Healing

Like a deep cut
Painfully scarred
The heart's wounds self-heal
With time

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Unabated

After the immersion
Suffocation
I've finally broken through
Unabated
A breath of fresh air, it is
Peace of Self, Peace of I

© Bonyo Buogha 2009