Celebrating Pastor Paul

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IMG-20160126-WA001He has been called many names and Pastor

And because he speaks mighty well, an Orator

Listening to him, you can’t be satisfied with status quo

That results in time-wasting and unnecessary fiasco

It would seem his waking moments beckon with much action

Trying to capture it, he Calls for a Performing Generation

One known to have fought many battles to be here

Constantly says Something is About To Happen, don’t fear!

Baaba

Yesterday, the accolades poured and I wondered

Should such a one be celebrated but once I pondered.

Today, I acknowledge him as one who bares himself

As he works the call upon his life, taking others from the shelf

I dwell in awe of one who truly loves his Asaba-Ijebu Princess

And misses no opportunity to let us know this essence.

As we appreciate you again soon,

May you hold the words we say (though not often), as true.

For indeed… you have not just been a Mentor, Life-Coach, Father

But also a Prophet, Priest, Leader, Transformer and we seek no other!

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

 

 

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6 responses »

    • Thank you Leslie. He deserves every tribute he got and gets. You can’t listen to him or talk with him and not want to do something about what is going on in your life or situation.

  1. Queen, reading this reminds me of watching ‘Selma’ ‘The Butler’ – Black churches in these movies were more like home to people, where they conceive ideas to fight injustice and encourage call to be a responsible brethren.

    I like this ‘Calls for a Performing Generation’ – someone that awakens our consciousness is worth celebrating!

    • Thank you my Queen for celebrating him with me. The two highlights are the books he has written. I tried to fuse it into the poem. It’s really a transformation arena with Pastor Paul

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