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Sunny Sunday Poetry Special Feature & Giveaway! ~ Jennifer’s Story (Matter’s of the Heart) ~ To Die Once

My fair lady, they say, but my name is Jennifer

I dreamed of a life full of love that’s Tender

Was it wrong to wish on willows for norms that were Gentler?

Or hold unto a man whose love promised me Better?

I didn’t mean it; I didn’t see it Coming

Passion and romance so rich and Stunning

Swept into the arms of a man so Cunning

He teased my senses so, and I stopped Running

When I realized the truth, it was too Late

My feet had sunk beyond redemption’s own Pate

My heart, my soul, I’d given and promised to Wait

For the one I called my love, my all, my true Mate

I could swear my joy was God’s own Fate

Bestowed upon me in bountiful Rate

Why else was it sweet like delicious Date

Or beautiful like roses hung on a Gate

But little did I know that a bit of a Lie

Was poison that could kill and cause me to Die

To die once—my love, my heart—I Sigh

Rodrigo, my love, you’ve left me high and Dry

I will never forgive, I will never Relent

I will weep my heart out until I’m Spent

I’ll let the roses die because you’ve Sent

A dagger through my heart—I hate you and God—I won’t Repent

But grace was in the wind; it blew and it Sang

It whispered in my ears, soothing a painful Pang

Promising to break my fall and not let my heart Bang

Against lies like cutting rock, and even the thorn’s Fang

For a while I rebuffed it—no more deceit will I Take

But somehow deep within, I knew this voice was no Fake

It breathed peace like a river so that my soul would Wake

To see God’s love—my Father’s grace—all for my Sake

Finally, it dawned on me how I’d gotten it all Wrong

I’d turned my back, too, on the one who’d being my friend all Along

But I remembered it all, and I prayed, “Oh, God, make me Strong.”

Teach me love, fill my soul, and in my mouth put a Song

God, so faithful, my great All in All

Found me, restored me, and gave me a Ball

My prince, Rodrigo, He healed and mad Tall

So we could dance again to our heart’s content in the great Hall


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About the Book

To-Die-Once-ebook-coverTwo 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.


I’m hosting a giveaway for 10 ebook winners every week for the duration of the tour. Go to my facebook and join in! The winners for last week’s giveaway are Johanna and Daniella. Congrats! You’ll receive an email from me shortly.

Follow the To Die Once pinterest board, where the characters come to life in pictures!

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  1. Pingback: Sunny Sunday Poetry Special Feature ~ Stefano’s Narrative (To Die Once, Part 5) | To Be A Person

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