The Pilgrim…..by Yemie

This is the final guest post on my 1st blogging anniversary list of poems. I saved it for the last because I know many can identify with the sentiments here and might get some encouragement here too. And guess what? This was written by Yemie (who still hasn’t convinced me why she shouldn’t take poetry more seriously).☺

Thanks girl for who you are – a big support and source of encouragement. With all the positive energy radiating from you, no ”negative ion” stands a chance.

Dear friends, I present to you again, Yemie!


Winning Wayfarer

I am strong
Am I?
I may well be wrong
Aren’t I?

With fear a constant companion
A strange bedfellow
How do I emerge a champion?
I wonder, I bellow

I am a mere mortal
Conflicted, unsure
Crouched at Earth’s portal
A fish, washed ashore

Will I get through the journey ahead?
My feet will not move, not even a step
I need to be held and led
Yellow-bellied, and in desperate need of help

‘Let the chips fall where they may
Your inner fear, keep at bay
Go at it hammer and tongs, as you journey along the way’
A little voice in my head did say

Waves of emotions surge
Anger, courage and hope merge
A fire is stirred and it glowers
I rise, free from all encumbrances

My strides are sure and purposeful
My soul rejoices, melodies from my heart ring
I am bursting forth with vitality, joyful
As I make my way onwards, soaring upon Eagle’s wings

I yell out in victory
No longer will I whimper in entreaty
I bask in my moment of glory
A wayfarer, adrift upon life’s trajectory

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21 responses to “The Pilgrim…..by Yemie

    • Hey D’Dream! Howdy?! You sure get around fast doncha?! Fancy seeing you here! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜†

      So, am pretty buoyed up by the fact that you’d think I’d make a good Poet, but I’d rather leave that to the ones who were ‘called to do’! This right here’s a lucky break, just trust me when I say so! πŸ˜‚

      Thanks a great deal for popping up here and I hope its not a one-off and you’d stick around! The ambience in here’s so cozy, you don’t wanna miss out on it! πŸ˜‰

      Rock ye on Sir, by all means necessary! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„

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      • Lucky break?! Naaah don’t agree much, you woulda have to pump more diesel to the poet engine lying fallow in thy deepest recess of your mind.

        Don’t make this a one of chance thing, imma already salivating for what’s yet to comeπŸ˜€πŸ˜€. Surely its treally cozily crazy here and I’m enjoying the ambience.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  1. ..Wayfarer and winner you are my sister!!! I am so glad your trajectory intersected mine on this musing space…I am the better for it…Keep swinging the hammer Maami (thanks for this one, Me)…Thor has nothing on you…Asgard doesn’t even become you…you are our own very goddess down here…..

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    • Hehehe! The ‘Swaggly’ One! Its so like you to wrench em words free from the post and make magic with ’em…..the magic man abi na Magi with a lotta fun sides, jetsetting the globe and yranscending eras….those gone by and those to come! πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚When you’re not preoccupied, playing the role of ‘Mark 9’, alongside your lil Swaggling Princey; you’re a Cowboy in the Old Western….Wild! Wild! West! So many sides to thee, Sire! Am glad our paths crossed on this very glorious haven, and am also the better for it too Brotherly! Keep doing what you know to do best….dazzle, cause it does you so much for you, its all you! Shine on Flow and thanks for looking this way! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡

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      • Diamonds are without lustre until someone polishes them…you are the one that brings on the shine sis…you zap us with your wand and stuns us with the spell of your magic…..the literary milky way has nothing on you my sister…you are a rare form….

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        • Hehehe! However a Simpleton and the textbook definition cum description of the regular gurl next door, goes from being just that, to a goddess, wielding this magical wand specially and exclusively made for eyes like yours, is wayyy above and beyond me….beats the crap outta me! Get outta here Swag and quit with the wisecracks, hmf! πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜œπŸ˜†

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  2. I’d like to take this golden opportunity to thank you Zee, you’re such a bug….a Lovebug, a thorn on my side but plenty delightful nonetheless like ab-SO-lutely!πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜†

    Thank YOU for the encouragement and platform, I act NOT alone! You made this possible….all of it! God bless and keep you Sweetkinz; may you keep soaring to great heights in all of your endeavors! Lotsa ❀, Mwah! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š

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    • Not at all sweets. Wouldn’t have done nothin’ if you hadn’t obliged me. It was you, you and you all the way. Thank you, for letting God bless me through you. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€ I’m so blessed to have you and can only wish that you always find someone whenever you need them. Lots of love sis. Thou rockest much.πŸ˜‰

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      • Aw! That’s so sweet Honeycomb, I crave your indulgence anyhow, as a desperate need to break down at such a time as this is arisen…..its a matter of grave urgency!😣😣😣

        Thanks gurlfriend, may you and all of yours be most honored each and everyday of your lives! Am still ‘estranged’ from my WIFI and MTN’s frying my brains! Once we get past our tiff and are back to being playmates and lovers, I’ll get back in full swing and come play catch up! So sorry on running behind on responding to y’all! Mwah! β€πŸ˜„

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  3. ….and that was how I died, cause Jules dared to take my heartbeat and breath away from me and am left gasping, struggling, thrashing around and about; for she’s just succeeded in flattering the daylights and life outta me! How very gruesomely, unbearably….. delightsome! *phew* πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†

    Thank you sooo much Sweets, you’re wayyy too kind! Woulda been nice if I were something of an enigma, but am more of an open book…too darn open! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I appreciate your coming through dear! Happy Independence Day Celebration and I wish ya a most blessed new month too! Lotsa ❀! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜„

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  4. I can thoroughly relate to this piece… it’s funny how today, I was only just telling a couple friends about how the first step to failing at something is harbouring too much fear about it that it halts us from taking a step. But then, only a few of us get really lucky to shun the voice of fear, and give a go at whatever it is. Everytime, there’s the crippling fear, the loud doubt… but when the charge of victory comes, and we dance to determinations song, we surprise ourselves and bask in the sheer glory of being able to break through somehow!

    You did well with this Maami! And the rhymes are just right. Thank you Zika ma’am for the diverse flavours you gifted us with during this anniversary, many more to come! Amen. ❀

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    • Its as though you got right into my head as I was musing over those lines as reeled out above…spot on are you Sparkly! Once we overcome our fears and selves, there’s no limit to the exploits we can go on to achieving….the possibilities are limitless!

      Thanks again for lending your voice to this, you honor me and am mighty glad Cupcakes, like you’ve none idea whatsoever! Lotsa ❀, you rock too much!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„

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  5. Sis Yemie truly should tale poetry seriously!
    Wow.
    This enigmatic, phenomenal lady won’t cease to surprise me with her unending prowess.
    Way to go Sis.
    Way, way to go! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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