November 26, 2012 1:54 pm

Downfall         Written January 21st  2011  by Jokpeme Joseph Omode
I was once honoured and feared
But now defeated by the tribulations of life.
I was overwhelmed and beaten with merciless blows.
My dreams and visions have been shattered.
My life is disappearing like smoke;
My body is burning like fire.
I am beaten down like dry grass;
I have lost my desire for food.
I groan aloud;
I am nothing but skin and bones.
I am like a wild bird in the desert,
Like an owl in abandoned ruins.
I lie awake;
I am like a lonely bird on a house-top.
All day long my enemies insult me,
Those who mock me use my name in cursing.
My adversaries and mockers are now jubilating
And feasting at my downfall.
The lion has fallen! “they said”
I cried out with confidence and hope
In my languished helpless situation;
Rejoice not over my fall!
When I fall, I shall arise in glory and splendor.
When I sit in darkness,
The Lord shall be my light and salvation
And shame shall cover you all to grave.
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