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This post was written by Tee Akindele on September 1, 2010
Posted Under: Random,Spiritual

Poem: Home-sick for Heaven

A pilgrim in an alien world
Constantly seeking intervention from my Lord
By nothing consoled in this raided place
Like the small picture of home that lingers before my face.

You wonder if I’m weary by the strain of my yearning;
Or is my spirit breaking at the stretch of watching?
Longing to be caught up from the snares and cares of this earth;
Desperate for deliverance from this conflicting body of death?

All thanks to the communion of The Comforter
Without which I could have wasted like a fish out of water;
As I daily subdue my carnal body on the altar of prayer
My spirit rekindles with joy of the Holy Ghost’s fire.

If I will I can from earthly toil and care withdraw
To this heavenly blessedness for strength to endure;
Enriching my hope in the assurance of His Word
Blessing my soul with pregnant chants of ‘Jesus my lord!’

Ever in His presence; I feel content and blest,
It’s no lesser place than the very ‘Haven of rest’;
Once more embraced in His gentle arms of love,
Re-inspiring my hopes of spending eternity above.

© 2001, Tee Akindele

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Reader Comments

Praising God for your heart to serve Him with the gifts He’s blessed you with. I am also an author and am developing a Guest Writers Page, which should go live next month. I would love to post this poem on my site. I don’t believe it was an accident that I ran across your page. : ) May God bless you and expand this ministry as you keep Him in the center of all you do. Check out my website at http://www.xedixon.com and let me know if you are interested. In His service, your sister in Christ, Xochi

Written By X. E. Dixon on September 12th, 2010 @ 3:10 am

Hi Xochi, I have been at your site and indeed it was a delightful visit. I don’t mind you posting any of my poems on your site at all. please do feel free. thanks a lot and God bless you.

Written By Tee Akindele on September 13th, 2010 @ 1:56 am

I look forward to serving with you, Tee. I will email you to request the submission and a short bio with your website/blog address.

I tried to post a comment under your poem, “A Christian,” but it didn’t allow access to post comments. So, here is my comment for “A Christian.”

I loved it, especially the rhythm and your last stanza. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Written By X. E. Dixon on September 13th, 2010 @ 6:55 am

Thanks Sis, I’ll expect your email. Thanks for bringing that error with the ‘A Christian’ post to my notice, I have rectified it. I commend the good work you’re doing on your site as well. God bless you.

Written By Tee Akindele on September 13th, 2010 @ 9:45 am

nothin lifts up my spirit dan words nicely put together- inspiring!

Written By foluso george on October 16th, 2010 @ 7:35 am

F.G. I’m glad this inspired you in some way… and thanks for reading

Written By Tee Akindele on October 17th, 2010 @ 9:13 am

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