Category of Poems:
Sub-category 1: Poems, Poetic Morality & Redemption Discourse with Prophetic Encouragement
1) Poetic Morality & Redemption Discourse:
All that Glitters is not Gold
There was a pretty young lass who desired to accomplish much, and set her sights on writing fiction. Befriending achievers she became popular by association.
So called friends, the learned and posh and dimwits with a lot of dosh passed through her life leaving their opinions
and thoughts. “Wow that’s a bestseller!”, “Excellent work get a publisher!” said they full of praise. Her ego was raised and she became full of self praise.
This lass became a spendthrift to fit among the top notch, made regular purchases of new bags with shoes to match. Also dating a rich publisher to her was quite a catch. The lass cared not for old friends, shunned them and laughed at mama’s prayers and tears.
The knock on the door was almost unheard as in unison thunder announced the coming storm. A delivery of newspapers it was, for the day of media reviews of the book had dawned.
Her face beamed with a smile, looking back with delight at her gold trimmed writing world with a sugar daddy for a publisher and top class publicity. The promise of free book signing events she received in a club was to her a seal of his unending love.
Sitting pretty awaiting her man, she began to read review after review…
As lightening struck, her smile cracked and shattered in an instance, tears streamed down as she prayed to awake from the horrible dream.
A dream where she was pinned down by critical words as sharp daggers causing unbearable pain. Her sobs were as the sound of the raindrops and became wails, louder than the hurricane late into the night!
Such was her state, in shock for two days.
Mr lover man, the publisher answered not his phone, nor did he and her uppity friends return her calls. In shame she called her mama who sobbed on the phone and rushed to cradle her baby girl, home alone.
Mama the wise, her tongue uncoiled as a scroll and out came these words:
“Have a vision, run with it but never leave your true self and her backers behind. People in shallow places, pout what they know their peers want to hear, to tease the ear.
To be in the click, they stroke each other’s backs and throw kisses as enticing cats. You were too naive and tame to know my child that with them elevation at all costs for fame is the name of the game.
Mama repeated her words into ears as sink holes and a heart as quick sand, creating in mama’s girl a desire to depart from the old, so that she craved for a new start. Mama prayed, she repented and with bags packed,
homeward bound they drove with mum singing praises at the wheel.
The lass fell asleep and saw a man, then he became the Door and in she went. There a pasture of beauty appeared, full of books and scrolls embedded in the soil “as potatoes ready for the picking…” were her thoughts.
She heard a voice say “Now you know trusting self and the deceiver avail nought and all that glitters is not gold. A repentant heart is my writing board, a place wherein I impart my vision.
The reality you now see, a field of finished works are for an appointed time, my dictates of truth from your hand to bless the world.”
From henceforth I commission you to write in pastures green where a dreamy destiny does become reality.”
Then a pen was placed in her hand, on it was written her name “Jemima” and the words:
“Reverence for God and His True Word are more desirable than Gold”
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 20/09/2016
John 10:9 KJV: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Psalm 19:9-14 NLT :
9Reverence for the LORD is pure,
lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair.
10They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. 11They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them. 12How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
13Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
2)Poems of Morality & Redemption
-God brings Dreams to Pass
-The Great Escape.
-One way ticket to Heaven on the Metro.
-Jesus Heals the Brokenhearted & Sets the Captives Free.
-Restoration from failures of bygone years.
These poems here (point 2) are in Part 2 of my two part Poetry Book entitled:
Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry on sale at
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The Great Escape
A Great Tribulation is upon the people;
I hear the sound of their hurried strides and
thundering groans as they descend from
their elevated thrones.
The people are in agony and unbearable pain,
with bodies jerking as struck by lightning and
tears dropping from darkened eyes as ice
pellets crushing down from the skies.
A Great Awakening is upon the people;
They see the source of their worldly ways is
the cause of ripples leading to floods of suffering and
of seeds growing into trees of hateful deeds.
The people are repentant with unsearchable gain.
Many a path have they trodden that leads to death,
but now they have found a Way of Escape in their new birth.
Their futile lives, they now offer to Jesus Christ
in exchange for Jubilees of peace, sumptuous treats
and righteous deeds, so they joyfully sing:
“Praise the Lord; praise God our Saviour! For each day he carries us in His arms.
Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign LORD rescues us from death.1”
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 13/02/2016
Scriptural Quote 1.Psalm 68:19-20 (NLT)
Note: We give glory and praise to God who arises and scatters His enemies (Ps. 68:1) and redeems us from spiritual death imparting His righteousness, peace and joy through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
One Way Ticket to Heaven on the Metro
Riding on the London Metro
late one evening turning to the left,
I saw a man standing, swaying back and forth.
He ruffled his hair and shouted
“This goes to Euston Square,
how do we get a train to Euston!”
“Get a new brain Dr. Triston!”
a woman jeered.
“A rage filled man approached the
noisy pair, shook his fists and said
“one more word from you two and
I’ll leave you as good as dead!”
Turning my gaze away, I imagined Dr Triston’s
life what was, is and is to come.
I pictured him in his surgery,
bespectacled with nicely groomed hair,
busy and respectable seated in his chair.
He began the day in his surgery sober,
then off he went to the social bar
and then picked up this tart!
Rolling my eyes, I began to imagine
this woman’s seedy life
but suddenly I heard the doctor say
“a penny for your thoughts, me lady”.
I shook my head nervously as sly as a fox.
“Do you know Christ, who is God’s Son…?”
“Euston is on the Northern line”
I said cutting him short.
“God’s calling you on this main line
through Jesus Christ His Son”.
I sighed and thought “He’s had too much to
drink and sounds so thick!”
Then I asked “Dr Triston, who is this Son?!”
“My name is Marlon Jones, my wife
is Martha and we live for God.
Acting is my vocation;
tonight I played the part of Dr. Triston,
who became a friend of Christ Jesus,
the great physician.
Marlon testified of his miraculous
healing and his journey from
the occult to Christ.
He left a life of vice, went back twice
but finally the prodigal
learnt what was right, and
now speaks of Christ with love and
obeys his commands from above.
He said “I present my Saviour
to you this day,
but know, this is not a play
and I have much to say,
’cause of time, I can’t but
tell a thing or two and
hope that you would want to know him too.”
Marlon spoke a great deal and oh I felt such a fool,
for I imagined he was a drunk and
to be frank, I thought his Mrs. was one too!
I listened to his blessed words.
His voice was as the sound of one drunk, not with wine,
but God’s Spirit and his eyes were diluted with tears of love.
“Could I a sinner, whose mouth is full of venom,
eyes aglow with hatred and a mind clogged with filth,
ever be like Marlon and his wife?”
As one who read my mind, Martha
began to say “There is no condemnation
for those in Christ, for what He did for us,
God can do for you!”
I felt the power I knew was God,
like a mower it started to work,
for I began to holler “Lord Jesus,
I need you in my life! Come teach me
to be holy and make me whole!!”
Martha and Marlon hugged me and
from deep within these words I heard:
“My precious child welcome to where your belong,
for before your birth in Montreal,
this day was planned, that you will
have your one way ticket to heaven on the Metro” .
Jesus said of himself “For the Son of Man
came to seek and save those who are lost.”1
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 11/05/2016
Scriptural inspiration: The New Testament /Gospels Quote 1: Luke 19:10 NLT
“1Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh” (Romans 8:1-3).
Jesus Heals the Broken Hearted & Sets the Captives Free
It was the bleak mid-winter and it felt the same within his heart,
as day after day the memories flooded his mind with such force
that he was drowning in despair and wept until his voice was hoarse.
The young man was feeling crushed
’cause once again his efforts were trashed.
Every time he thought he was in the money,
it was like there was a hole in his bag of cash.
In his love life things were the same
for his advances made no difference as many
a woman would shrug and walk away, as if
to say “you’re not my type, you’re a mug!’
He remembered the days when he sought fame
and had friends in high places with whom he
bet at the races. He tried to be like them but his photo shoots
were returned with the message “sorry mate,
modeling is not your fate!” So he auditioned to sing and
also thought acting was his thing, but his agent came back to say
“they say try something else ‘cause acting and singing are not your thing!”
He was classed among world losers,
subject to many teasers, state allowances and
family loan advances. Rejected and dejected,
he cried “no one would care less if I self-ejected!”
There was a knock on the door and in came his
brother in law, handing him a Bible he said
“heard your voice message, let’s hear God’s voice in
this life giving message.”
That was me ten years ago, I am no longer under the Law,
but saved by Grace thanks to my brother in law,
no longer fired up with envy, but ignited with God’s power
and street savvy for the redeemer.
I married a woman, sent by God who says
“blessed be the Lord, He sent a man who’s my type!”
We hand out bibles for the harvest is ripe and
preach the Gospel every season to deliver
men from strife and treason against Christ the King.
For this reason, hear me one and all,
Christ will do for you what he did for me,
promised when he said:
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD
has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to
comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be
released and prisoners will be freed1”
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 24/04/2016
Scriptural inspiration: The New Testament. Quote 1. Isaiah 61:1 (NLT)
Restoration from Failures of Bygone Years
This is a story of a Christian addicted to spending, living as though there was no tomorrow, and then finding themselves destitute. This is what happens when we make financial decisions without applying God given wisdom and common sense. All is not lost, we have a God who is merciful and is in the business of restoring our lives. Let us seek him daily in prayer for His wisdom and direction in every area of our lives.
Once upon a time,
You lived in a trance and money was spent even at a glance.
You emptied the till to buy at a whim.
When the bills came with a senseless grin you exclaimed
“Oh never mind, you only live once, enjoy it while it lasts”
Today there is the stench of a decaying business,
and the sight of a home barred for repossession.
A reminder of money wasted as sewage down the drain.
Now there is no hope for tomorrow, and times are hard
so that you chew your meat down to the bone marrow,
saying “money is tight I need to eat every bite!”
You utter not a word,
but your troubled face is as a pain-filled voice that says
“I am doomed” and you come out only at night with
a malnourished frame that’s a haunting sight.
Dear beloved of God, do not let your heart be troubled,
nor hide in shame for we all have weaknesses
but God loves us all the same.
“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if
you have no money! Come, take your choice of
wine or milk it’s all free!
2 Why spend your money on food that does not
give you strength? Why pay for food that does
you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat
what is good. You will enjoy the finest food.1”
Cast away your cup of dregs and receive
Christ’s Covenant Cup, filled to the brim to
quench your thirst.
Trust God in your time of lack and He will do the rest.
He shall revive your life, repair personal and
business ruins and the menace to your finance,
He shall beat to dust.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you
which path to take2”
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 25/02/2016
Quotes: 1. Isaiah 55:1-2 (NLT) 2.Prov.3:5-6 (NLT)
God Brings Dreams to Pass
Up and down the land she walked,
as a wanderer seeing naught and
feeling lost, she sighed and cried
“I have stalled ‘cause of the
fog and drought”.
Even within, she felt barren and dry
wanting to pray but too weak to try.
Then came a light so bright before her face,
but looking around she saw no one in that place.
Within her heart, she heard a voice say loud & clear
“I am the Light of the World who loves you, my dear”.
Then he placed a fountain in her heart and said
“Out of you shall flow rivers of living water
to quench your thirst, so you shall never falter”.
Then suddenly her heart became a well watered
verdant land, from her mouth was a melodious waterfall,
and her eyes were awash with God’s salve.
The bright ray of the morning sun
hit her face so hard she covered her eyes and
exclaimed “my, what a dream so real!”
The dream spoke of God’s Light,
His love and the River of Life,
a picture of what is to come,
a revelation of God’s delivering might and
abundant promises day and night.
no more doubtful,
she knew that she could cope
with every trial whatever the scope,
for her heart was now full of hope,
because of Him who said
“I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass;
I have purposed it, I will also do it.”1
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 21/04/2016
Scriptural inspirations: John 8:12, 7:38-39.
Quote 1: Isaiah 46:11 (KJV)
Sub-category 2: Hepzibah’s Visitations from the Most Noble Counsellor (Holy Spirit) to encourage prophetically, teach and exhort.
1) Hepzibah’s Visitations I
2) Hepzibah’s Visitations II (coming soon)
1) Hepzibah’s Visitations I.
Most Noble Counsellor: “Have faith in an unrelenting faithful God”
I had a visitation from the Most Noble Counsellor, I saw His glistening form clad in white garments and only the lower part of His face with a magnified mouth and a tongue that appeared as a long white scroll extending to the ground before me upon which was much biblical text. I rubbed my eyes and looked again.
He smiled and said to me in a loud resonating voice “Yes you see well Hepzibah, I have been sent to you about the question of your faith. Your repetitive words “I will only believe when I see it!”
concerning the miraculous deeds and promises of the Most High God, thunders to the hearing of the Heavenly crowd.
Remember Christ said “…blessed are they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed(1)”
Truly these are the ones who will launch out in the deep and sink to the bottomless abyss for His sake
Why? Because they have the assurance for endurance that
Jesus is in their Life Boat. You are called to be among them.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen (2)”
By faith in Christ’s Word those who are his see miracles galore when fishing in the sea and even for men.
At his command the troubled waters are calmed and even man’s soul finds peace in the storms of life.
Faith is trusting in God who you cannot see physically but you are able to say like David
“Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net(3)”.
“God is not a man that He should lie neither the son of man that He should repent(4)” for He commended prophet Jeremiah for seeing clearly what He showed him, saying “I will hasten my word to perform it (5)”.
If God is faithful to send waters on the earth for seed time and harvest and man’s provision would He
not send forth His Word to accomplish the purpose for which it was sent?
And when you pray, believe that you have received whatever you ask for and it will be yours.”
I replied trembling with excitement “Most Noble Counsellor your words penetrate my mind as the falling rain on patched soil reviving life!
As you spoke, seared into my heart as with hot iron from the furnace, were two key points.
“What are they Hepzibah?”
“It is simple yet powerful and true: To be victorious in life is to walk in blind faith in my unrelenting faithful God and to pull down the blinds on doubt, an aggressive opponent to faith.
He replied “You understand well, stand on this rock of truth enclosing my words to you and you shall be victorious along the path set before you, most blessed child of God.”
Then he departed, but I still feel His presence and the weight of His sacred message from Almighty God which I live by daily. Thank you LORD!
Quotes/verses used: (1)John 20:29 (2)Heb.11:1, (3) Psalm 25:15 (4)Numbers 23:19, (5) Jer. 1:12, Luke 5:4, Mark 4:35-41, Isaiah 55:10-12, Mark 11:24
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 02/02/2016