This is a blog tour stop for my upcoming release, To Die Once, an inspirational romance in the Child of Grace book series! These poems were composed in honor of the release of this book. Stay tuned for part III, IV, V, VI & VII in the coming Sundays!
Part I ~ The Love Story
This is a love story
Not one full of glory
Diced with thorns, but not gory
Oh, just listen to the story!
Two unequally yoked hearts
Come together as hinged carts
At first it seemed pretty like the arts
But soon came along piercing darts
It began with a simple kiss
Full of passion and even bliss
But oh did they miss
That without God their love was a diss
You could see they felt so alive
Much more than bees in a hive
Like stars–awarded a perfect five
Cos they swore to love’s depths they’d dive
But soon the winds of trouble came blowing
The thorns beneath the roses unfolding
They pierced, they tore like a lion prowling
Vowing to wrench out a love still growing
For a while the quiet stole the waves
That even God, full of mercy Who saves
Seemed far, faraway beneath many caves
So that their sorrow attacked fiercer than warrior-braves
Then lo, one morning, a horse–Sebastian woke
With his brothers, with pain that could choke
Jennifer knew to save him she couldn’t joke
So her silence, her vow of silence, she then broke
Along came a strapping bloke full of love and hope
Stefano’s m’name, he sang with a heart he swore could cope
With the glare that flashed from Jennifer’s face–a sore mope
And it was clear her answer was a mean “nope”.
Before long she was smiling because he cared–so gentle
But the buried truth of the past just could not settle
It spoke, it lashed, bubbling like hot water in a kettle
But thank God He commanded the storm to settle
His Word He knew wouldn’t come back to Him void
He rebuked the serpent, yes, even the boid
This He did for their sakes so more pain they could avoid
But be restored in grace and love, no longer lost in the void
Part II ~ The Friendship Story
Two girls meet, they laugh and giggle
The fun, the jokes, oh they could tingle!
So we’ll be friends forever they promised with merry jingle
We’ll grow as kindred spirits and not as single
“Is there anything that can separate us,” Chidi would ask
“Oh no, my friend!” Jennifer would smile–in it you could bask
Is it true, Jennifer would ponder, that friendship could be a task?
Then an act of sweetness would prove Chidi wore no mask
We love God, we love songs, and this way we’ll stay!
We’ll sing-along hymns and then we’ll pray
No need to worry about a party, we’ve got much to say
But we wouldn’t mind those fruity drinks on the tray!
But lo, one day a man walked in
His eye, Jennifer caught like a pin
He vowed then that her heart he’d win
Even if it meant plunging her into sin
“My friend, he’s no good for you,” Chidi pleaded
But I’m in love, Jennifer’s heart insisted
“Would this man be the bane of our friendship kneaded?”
“Maybe, yes, if you won’t be the friend that’s needed.”
A heavy sigh, a long face, sadly, that was the case
They went their separate ways after a short embrace
It wasn’t that long before doom showed it’s ugly face
Laughing hard at shattered hearts with no heartbeat trace
But love known, love grown can never be forgotten
No matter what, two sister’ll survive a past that’s rotten
They would bind and heal where the other is hurting
This was the sweet tale of these two hearts supporting
A friend in need is a friend indeed
And a friend with deeds that a friend will need
Is like a good soul with a heart to feed,
Nurture, repair and plant a seed
One showed this kindness to the other
And the trust broken was put back together
Their friendship healed and restored like strong leather
Their hearts warmed, floating in air like feather
So the troubles did come and go
The lessons they learned would stay so
Forgive, forget, live and let go
And may God by His grace keep us so
This prayer they made into a song
Promising their friendship this time would last long
That together again, they’d grow strong
Two sisters forever–we’ll always belong.
~ THE END ~
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About the Book
Two men, one woman, a rosebush …
… a terrible past, an uncertain future
Jennifer, a woman unexpectedly trapped in a path of love and passion against everything she believes.
Rodrigo, a man set to get what he wants at the cost of what matters most.
Stefano, a man with a past, a story to tell and passion to offer.
Chidi, a friend in need, a friend indeed. Or not?
From a culture where good girls follow the norm and live as they’ve been told, Jennifer is no different from any other girl until by happenstance, she meets and falls in love with Rodrigo, a man who’s handsome, rich and foreign. Different. She has no idea who he is or what he does, and is swept into a world of romance and passion. It is not long before she discovers a shocking truth that shakes both her world and his.
Then he is gone.
Stefano shows up at a time when Jennifer has made up her mind about the rules of life. He thinks she’s beautiful and is in love with her. In a bid to convince her to give him a chance in her life, old memories once buried are brought to life. And the events that follow don’t leave anyone unaffected by the truth of the past that was left unsettled.
Meanwhile, Jennifer with her friend Chidi, find themselves on a self-discovery journey that has one of them raising questions.
Some just have to ask, where is God in all this?
… an inspirational romance, from Lagos to Italy.