Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Title: *God's Word Is So Pleasant



Title: *God's Word Is So Pleasant

Let's be clear,
It is the fear,
Of the LORD,
That is the beginning
Of knowledge;
A real priviledge.

Fools despise wisdom
And instruction,
Outside of His kingdom;
Thus bringing destruction
Upon themselves.

Be diligent
To present,
Yourself approved
To God as a workman,
Deeply moved,
In every way
You can.

A diligent breed,
Who will heed,
Who does not need
To be ashamed,
Accurately handling
The word of truth.
As like the very
Innocense of youth.

Remain grateful,
Always glad,
And do not add,
To what God
Commands you,
In His clear view.

Also do not
Subtract from it
Even a little bit,
But keep the commands
Of the LORD your God,
That He gives you,
Remaining ever true.

Do your part.
For wisdom will
Enter your heart,
And knowledge will be
Pleasant to your soul,
Keeping you whole.

Like a love bath,
Let His word be a
Lamp to your feet,
And a light
Upon your path,
That your joy
Be forever sweet.

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 1.April.2017]
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Key Scriptures:-
2 Tim 2:15
Deut 4:2
Pro 1:7
Pro 2:10
Psa 119:105

*Other Helpful Scriptures:-

2 Timothy 4:2-4 
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own
desires, 4and will turn away their ears from the truth and
will turn aside to myths.

2 Pet 3:18 
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.



Title: *Proverbial Factors - Set 2*


Title: *Proverbial Factors - Set 2*
Life's journey bursts 
With many a flavor
A calm sea does not
Make a skilled sailor.

A broken friendship
May be soldered
But will never be sound.
Don't get caught
Out sneaking around.

Fasten your seat belt
A burden of
One's own choice
Is not felt.

Even where there is
A passionate desire
A burnt child 
Dreads the fire.

Be it doctor, lawyer,
Soldier or tailor
A calm sea does not 
Make a skilled sailor

A person shows
Their competence when
difficulties arise
Which can often lead
To a pleasant surprise

Families need trust
To stay in sync
A chain is no stronger
Than its weakest link.

Even when operating 
At one's very best
A change is as
Good as a rest.

A rule of thumb
A constant guest
is never welcome.

A danger foreseen 
Is half avoided
Thus, a pessimist
Is never disappointed

Whether to give
Pleasure or annoy,
A day of sorrow is longer
Than a month of joy.

A drop of ink
May make a million think.
Emotions could be rendered
Blue or tickled pink.
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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 5.April.2017
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*Below are some hints about the Proverbs and their meanings.
Can you guess which ones go together with this poem?


1.Friendships can be rebuilt after a dispute
but will never be as strong as before.
2.Something difficult seems easier when it is done voluntarily.
3.A bad experience will make people stay away from certain things.
4.A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.
5.The strength of a group depends on each individual member.
6.A change in routine is often as refreshing as a break or a holiday.
7.If you come to visit too often, your host will be less pleased to see you.
8.If you are prepared to face a problem or difficulty, it will be easier to deal with.
9.Times goes by very quickly when you are happy
and very slowly when you are sad.
10.A thought expressed in writing (eg.published in a newspaper)
can influence a large number of people.

Title: *Proverbial Factors* - Set 1


Title: *Proverbial Factors* - Set 1

A bad excuse, is better than none
A mother’s work, is never done

A bad penny, always turns up
Dancing like a spinning top.

A hard road, sometimes to travel.
A bad tree, does not yield, good apple.

In the presence of fools
A bad workman, blames his tools.

Fighting the good fights
A barking dog, seldom bites

Remember while stroking your tush
A bird in hand, is worth two in a bush.

A book holds, a house of gold
A genuine story, that needs to be told.

And now, for a million points of light
A black plum, is as sweet, as a white.

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 4.4.2017]
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*Hints about proverbs and their meanings.
Can you guess which ones go together with
this poem?


1.Always give an excuse when necessary,
even if it's a poor one.
2.An unwanted or disreputable person
constantly comes back.
3.A bad parent does not raise good children.
4.Blaming the tools for bad workmanship is an
excuse for lack of skill.
5.Someone who constantly makes threats rarely
carries them out.
6.It is better to keep what you have rather than
to risk losing it by searching for something better.
7. People should not be judged by their appearance.


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Title:*GENESIS*




Title:*GENESIS*



With Genesis, I know and declare...


G.iving thanks unto the Lord, Jehovah.

E.ach day in sweet communion.

N.ow are the days fulfilled.

E.arth today rejoices.

S.oftly the Light of God shines. 

I. am safely anchored in Christ.

S.oon we shall see the glorious morn.


With Genesis, I choose to be...


G.entle, a kind soul

E.ffervescent, sparkling with life

N.oble, spiritually aware

E.loquent, the gift of expression

S.incere, staying true

I.nspiring, motivating others for good.

S.ensitive, keenly perceptive


With Genesis, I now manifest...


G.od's will be done forever.

E.ngaging in our Father's work

N.ever bowing to discouragement

E.agerness to serve our Redeemer

S.afety in the Word of God

I.nterest in helping others

S.eeking God's face always.


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Poetry by Rev.Bola

[copyright:16.Feb.2017]

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Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.



Additional Notes:-

I composed a piece of meditative instrumental music, 

to go along with this poem, of the same title. 

You can download a free copy to listen to at

the following link:-



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Friday, 10 February 2017

Title: *What'a Shizzle* - Gangsta Rap


Title: *RAP ARTISTS* - Animated Art by Rev.Bola


Preliminary Notes:-

For a while now, I have felt it would
be useful to stretch myself outside my
creative writing comfort zone, by trying
my hand at different styles of poetry 
and leaving no stone unturned.

What started out as a simple experiment,
has become a process of self-discovery,
from which I have gained a great deal 
of insight and joy.

The process has meant, suspending all my
own judgements and prejudices, to pursue
every available style from classical
literature such as Shakespeare, Limericks,
Japanese Haikus, Tankas, Sonnets, Mother Goose
nursery ryhmes rhymes, to modern freestyle, 
hip-hop, and more. 

My poem below, is another attempt at Rap poetry.
Before this fun experiment, I would never have 
considered myself a gangster rap poet, and I 
still don't. But it's certainly been a great 
deal of fun trying. 

Title: *What'a Shizzle*

Yo! gimme all your
Dollaz this second,
Before I pimp 
Your Christian head,
He said.

You oughta know
By now that
I'm a low-down
Dirty dread.

Don't care about 
No janky sistas,
Talking Biblical babble,
'Must go turn 
That tap off, 
With my switchblade. 
Shizzle!

'Cos only a pimp, 
Knows whatz'up,
With the grill, 
Been born to steal,
Spot the deal,
From a mile off 
That's for real,
Then go chill.

To hit that raid,
Gotta upgrade.
Get me my G-ride
Earned with pride;
Above the law,
On hells naw. 

Gonna bust a cap, 
On dat mofo,
Take a nap,
Playing bingo.

'Cos only a pimp 
Knows what's up,
With the grill. 
Been born to steal
Spot the deal
From a mile off, 
What's for real,
Then chill.

She chimed,
Getting fat y'all,
Playing cool cat y'all,
Why you bros 
Always jumpin' crazy 
Like that, y'all?

You'll get numb
Acting as dumb,
Kickin' up the flows
Is gonna lead to blows.

Like once an Esse,
Always an Esse. Wooo!
Always doing what, 
An Esse does best, bro!
Now we gotta clean up, 
That pile of civic mess, yo!

Cos y'all 
Don't care about, 
Your Christian sistas
Talking Bible babble.
You have to turn 
That tap off, 
With your switchblade. 
Shizzle!

How sad to
Pin your future, 
On the perfect heist.Yo!
When you can gain
The perfect life
In our Savior
Jesus Christ. Bro!

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Rap Poetry
by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 11.Feb.2017]
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Ephesians 4:19 
They have become callous and have 
given themselves up to sensuality, 
greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

Romans 3:15-16 
“Their feet are swift to shed blood; 
in their paths are ruin and misery,

Luke 13:3
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, 
you will all likewise perish.

Acts 3:19 
Repent therefore, and turn again, 
that your sins may be blotted out,
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Love Rev.Bola 
{Pastor/Life Coach/Artist/Poet/Musician} for:-

1* Christians Victorious Fellowship & CIR UK
2* Nottingham Depression Support Group - UK
3* Nottingham Happiness Project Group - UK

Friday, 26 August 2016

Title: *THE HEALING GARDEN

Title: *THE HEALING GARDEN* - Animated Art by Rev.Bola

Title: *The Healing Garden*

1.
A big hole 
Existed in Tayo's 
Life and heart

2.
Where her parent's
Love and respect
Ought to have been.

3.
She longed for 
Freedom from the start
And for the energy
Between them cleared
And free of sin.

4.
Tayo never felt 
Respected or readily
Understood by them.

5.
All Tayo's life, 
She yearned to 
Know from whence 
This pain did stem.

6.
She noticed how they
Treated her differently
From all her siblings.

7.
Regularly handling her
Own life with far less 
Thought or barings.

8.
Tayo felt their manner
Towards her condesending.
She sensed that something
Clearly needed mending.

9.
Since she candidly 
Was so full of caring
And compassion.

10.
She could not imagine
How her parent's attitude
Could become such fashion.

11.
Both mother and father
Would often tell her 
How they loved her.

12.
Yet their tone and actions
Never matched those 
Of a cherished daughter.

13.
So, each day Tayo
Would sit in the 
Gentle meditation garden
To relax and pray.

14.
Faithful that the angels
Would guide her steps
Carefully along the way.

15.
This special garden
Rich in fragrance
Joy and calm.

16.
Exuding peace that
Helped relax her
And release her 
Mind from all alarm.

17.
Right there in 
Nature's stillness was 
Her healing balm.

18.
So, though the sense
Of parental neglect 
She felt was real.

19.
God's loving touch 
In this sweet garden,
Is what helped her
Precious soul to heal.
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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright - 25.Aug.2016]
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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Title: *SUMMER POEMS*

Title: *ORANGE SUN* - Visual Prayer Art by Rev.Bola 
Poem 1.

Title: * What Colour is Summer *

The orange sun is found
Silently meeting Faith, 
Through every colour;
Triumphing gently like a 
Vigorous violet season
in bloom.

It winks, just for a while,
As white cloud rapidly
Reveals a blue lover.

It never compels,
The jet black night,
Nor faces it alone,
By uninviting rich shades 
Of colour, and not including 
Gentle tones of white.

For, where is its 
Full range in that?
And what after all, 
Is its true colour?

Divine Presence, 
Presents itself as a
Cool, and calming 
Silver smile;
Fulfilling, full faith
And feeling,
 With its exquisite blending
 Of blacks and whites

Thus,
Through myriads
Of courageous tones 
And majestic hues,
Can we thereby witness, 
How sweetly,
All true love endures.
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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[copyright: 7.July.2016]
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Title: *THE COLOUR OF SUMMER* - Animated Art by Rev.Bola [Summer 2016]
Poem 2

Title: *Stormy Beds of Passion*

Whether over or under cover,
The re-birthing breathes on.
Therein, lies passion within 
The fears and the heights.

Yet, does only one cheek
Arise as a hot rose.

No, they don't always 
Bring forth rainbows,
Nor do they always 
Embrace with hate.

Alas, by desire, one has sought 
The eye, and the light of God!
The wild vision has been granted.
So why not simply enjoy the gaze?

Then, go kisss...
And embrace those stormy beds
of passion!

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Poetry by Rev.Bola
[7.July.2016 - ARR}
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