Tag Archive | Doubts

Terra’s Giants…

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Terra wandered off course,
not as the Lord had directed
and she got lost.

She turned to retrace her steps
but alas her misadventure had taken her
to the land of the giants.

The giants of shame, anger, worry,
lies, abuse, terror, and accusation
were the henchmen of the kingdom.

She felt like a mini-sized doll
in the face of these monsters
who dominated her darkness

Her miniature features
delicate and fragile in comparison
to their humungous appendages.

Accusation bared his teeth
like he would gobble her up
in just one snarky bite.

Then she remembered brave David
and how small he was, yet emboldened
he knocked down Goliath.

Terra picked up a twig
it became her mantle
and she quickly scribbled on the dusty, rugged earth.

Each syllable she wrote
infused her with strength
and boldness returned to her weak limbs.

Her light blow of breath
raised a whirlwind of dust
and specks flew into the giant’s eyes’.

Blinded by the sandstorm
they stumbled and fell
with a bellow of surprise

Terra made haste to return
picking her way through the narrow path
until she came back to light.

“Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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I did nothing!…personal

It’s a Friday morning this way and it’s the weekend already in the Middle Eastern World.

I write this with a lot of appreciation. It doesn’t take much to make me happy or to make me cry *tears of joy and maybe sadness too*

I scrolled through my comments and saw Tanya, Post Prodigal and Beth’s – Nutsrok’s comments:

Just got your book from Amazon. Will be starting it tonight!  From Beth

Thank you, Jackie. I’m still reading and loving your book of poems, btw. I’ll post a review on Amazon when I am done. It just blesses me! From Tanya

and the tears pooled in my eyes. Yes! I can be emotional, but that’s who I am.

I did nothing to deserve the show of kindness that I’ve received in this place.

I did nothing to receive the amount of care that I receive in this place.

I did nothing… Not one thing…

You did it all…and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

You may not understand…

when someone is walking out of the valley of fear,

of deeply incinerated scars and doubts, reaching for the light…

a little shine of light is so much hope.

I wrote my poetry book from my heart and I’ve never thought that it would interest anyone. I couldn’t even afford professional editing.

I wrote it for me. To help me deal with some experiences and pain that life brought my way yet, several friends have reached out to me to express how the words have touched them that I have to go and read them again myself…

Publishing it was just a step up, to tell myself that “yes I can!
…and I said to myself, Jacqueline, if even 5 people buy this book, then consider yourself blessed…

It sold 5, then 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12…..19 and counting

Thank you, my dear friends. Thank God.

I have friends in high places and it’s YOU!

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Expose my heart

that I may understand your words

through every conscious,

awakened pore of each moment.

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*an excerpt from my poem*

Midnight Motivation and Musings # 62….

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A lot of times, pursuing our passion will take a whole lot of our hearts, heads and everything else that we’ve got to give and this is mostly where the challenge lies.

In as much as money makes things easier, money has never stopped a man whose driving aspiration consumes him. They will always find a way to chase it with their zeal.

Often times, we are not ready to make the commitment that such aspirations require and we mask our inabilities by using very legitimate reasons. Other times, doubt may erode our dreams and they die a painful death never having been birthed.

You’ve got to deal with the doubts.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha