grateful

Country Girl

 

 

That city life just ain't for me

I'd rather be in the back country.

Living on a farm, eatin things I grow,

Wakin up at dawn when the roosters crow.

Feedin all the critters, tendin to the land,

fixin whats broken while workin on my tan.

A shot of Jack at the end of my day,

Takin my baby for a roll through the hay.

Endin each day with a goodnight kiss,

life cant get much better than this.

 

...Chorus... I'm proud to be a girl from the south.

Sweet as candy with a real smart mouth.

A Southern Belle with a rebel side.

Flyin ol Dixie on the back of my ride.

An angel in boots here to rock your world.

Hell yeah darlin im a country girl.

 

Cruising down the back roads of my hometown

Blastin ol' Hank with my windows rolled down.

Sweet smell of honey suckles floating in the air.

Enjoyin My life without a worry or a care.

Im never scared to get rough or loud,

Always try to make my mama real proud.

I bow my head each time i pray

and thank the Lord for a beautiful day.

I Count each day as another blessin, 

Acceptin my mistakes are just part of the lesson.

 

...Chorus... I'm proud to be a girl from the south.

Sweet as candy with a real smart mouth.

A Southern Belle with a rebel side.

Flyin ol Dixie on the back of my ride.

An angel in boots here to rock your world.

Thank God almighty, im a country girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just a little diddy I've been workin on.. Hope you like it

Life is short

Life is flying, rushing by

If only we took some time to si

I want nothing but to enjoy the day

Sitting, playing in the sunshine ray

 

Life is short with minutes left

It might be years before we regret

The time we had and took for granted

Never let that feeling make you frantic

 

Life is precious with all its sights

Take the time to learn all its­­­ beauty

The moments we enjoy will feel like a lifetime

Life is short make it worth the timeline

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Back Again

Ugonna
Onuabuchi
Wachuku

 

It's been two years since
I came here last. I am so

grateful!  

 

Today, It's a bright, sunny
May day. And I am here to
breath nature's beauty; to
watch these glad birds take
off and land smooothly on

the silent glittering lake in
Handsome Hermance's hand!

 

The lake ripples.
Excitment in my blood.
Sun rays form golden patterns
of blue and grey on the lake.
Beauty is born before my
excited eyes. Glory!
Peace in my soul.
Gratefulness to God who
made all that I see.

 

The lake ripples.
Still, excitement in my blood.
I am born anew in God's brilliant
beauty of the welcoming spirit -
His breathtaking creation!

 

The grass is green
and lush. On it I rest
my longing feet; and then, feel
nature's loving caress refresh
my little whole being.

 

Here I am, once again,
after all these years!
Excitment in my blood.
Peace in my soul!

 

Here I am once again, Lord:
back to nature; back to you;
just back again.
And You have strengthened
me for the life and
journey ahead.
This new day.  

 

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Wherever You Lead

Ugonna Wachuku

 

The end of the day is drawing near.

The end of dreams and hope is winding

its weary way down green mountain slopes

and lush country-sides.  

 

There is a windy wave painting patterns

and rainbows on the cute canvas of my

soul. There are birds singing a dirge

for new hope in life.  

 

With the fresh fragrance of that dewy

despair in your simple soul, you flower

fleeing gardens in the deeper me.

There are bleak roads and bountiful

pathways.

 

There are dreams, realities and riddles 

and hope. There are longings and

age-long yearnings.  

 

Your heart is beating fast.

Mine is beating fast too 

on this trying journey called

life. 

 

Mountains and hills stand tall;

rising so high to kiss the sky's

blue-grey lips. Windows and shadows

open before this road that I have to

take. There are dreams, riddles and

brilliant blossoming hope. 

 

I ponder at that tasty aroma from the

sweet despair in your simple soul:

Sometimes, it seems all dark.

Somedays, it feels all lost.  

 

Somehow, it echoes hopelessness.

Somewhere, it shows a world in

hatred; a planet in conflict with

the inspirational breath of her own

beauty.  

 

Now, it really feels all dark.

Yet, there is a smiling sea of 

love in every human heart: 

 

I am the light of the world 

on so hopeful hills and 

towering mountain tops. 

 

There is a life-giving well in

the sea of empty hearts.

There is love and emerald in

your weary eyes.  

 

Even when they wish you dead,

there are doors to life on

the welcoming threshold of

heaven's lush country-side.  

 

I know: because, I've been there.

There are new roads of opportunity

and dreams to follow.

 

There are welcoming nightingales

and caring angels on this avenue

to life and hope, inspiring.  

 

There are waterfalls and rivers of

love wherever you lead. Wherever

you lead, there are guiding stars

and soothing sea waves on

the blessed beach.

 

There is peace. There is

joy. There is truth.

There is life - wherever

you lead.  

 

Wherever you lead:

My heaven's love.

My life.

My saving lamb,

wherever you lead,

I will follow.  

 

Take my little,

feeble hand.

Take my hungry

footsteps.  

 

Lead me to your

well of life and

hope because there

are smiling handsome

hawks swooping in on

the landscape of my

pleading soul.  

 

Let me not see these

tall mountains and

howling hills. Be in

my small head.

Let me cast my cares

and burdens on you.

Take my little hand.

Wherever you lead:

I will follow. 

 

Take my worries.

Take my little,

feeble hand.

I am nothing.

I am empty.

Take my

little

hand.

where

ever

you

lead

( )

.

.

.

!

 

Wherever You Lead 

~ Critiques/Comments ~ 

 

Cathy Choffin

catcat72@aol.com

Wow! What a wonderfully written testimony. Your every word mirrors my own life, and relationship.  From the very first stanza to the last word, I felt your want to follow. To break free of the hold life so tightly grips on us.  Great poem. Truely blessed am I to have read it.  

Cathy  

http://www.postpoems.com/members/cathy  

 

Dewey Davis

sleepingsaint@hotmail.com 

...a smiling sea of love/in every human heart.. That line, in the heart of this poem, is one of the lines of poetry that one tends to remember forever. This poem put me in a lovely, peaceful place. I can imagine myself inside the beautiful landscape you describe. Definitely, a tremendous sense of inner peace can be found in this poem. Thank you for sharing this. 

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Teresa Jacobs

truffels_37211@yahoo.com

My friend you make me feel good. You paint such beautiful pictures with your words. I am awe struck at the brilliance of this poem. It's meaning is universal. Oh so beautiful is this poem. I must read this poem many times and soak-up the beauty of it's message. Thank you. You are wonderful. 

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Robin Schmidt

kaos444_99@hotmail.com

Well done Ugonna, this is my favorite, of all of your works, and I do like them all. This one simply captured me, it's amazing! Great job! I love it!! It paints a beautiful picture in my mind, that this poem deserves a second and a third read if not more. I have to refer my friend to this poem and to the rest of your brilliant pieces, for I know she too will be swept away by this wonderful masterpiece. Thank you!! Peace and much love to you! 

Yours truly,  

Robin aka Starlite_angel

http://PostPoems.com/members/starlite_angel

2002-02-26 15:39:22 

 

Lesa Gay

lesajg@aol.com

Dear Ugona,  

Whenever I get the chance to come and visit you, I leave in awe at the mastery of your words. Such beautiful images you paint and what great truths you leave us with to ponder. 

 

Beautiful! 

 

Love,  

Lesa

http://PostPoems.com/members/lesajg

2003-02-04 03:28:41 

 

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