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"A BRIGHTER DAY"

Copyright 2012 inspired By: God "A BRIGHTER DAY " (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9) We wouldn’t know there was an up if there was no down Wouldn’t appreciate a smile if there was no...

 

"GOD'S LOVE FOR US" (God's Love Letter To Us) Romans 8:31-39

Copyright 2001 No height of mountain No lowness of valley No dryness of fountain No darkness of alley. No depth of sea No width of river No tallness of tree No fading of silver. No temperature of fever No strength of wind No change of season No...

 

"PUT DOWN THE GUNS"

Copyright 2016 On the 3rd day of the month after June Our lips were singing a famliiar tune Salt was poured into an open wound Two lives were taken from us much too soon Before we could see how their flower would bloom. On the 3rd day of the 7th...

 

"A VOW TO GOD"

Copyright 2017 Today when we jump that broom, the angels will sing a tune, that will reach the ears of God Proclaiming that this will be the day, that we stand before Him to say, that we are joined as one in our hearts When we march down the aisle...

 

"A BRIGHTER DAY"

Copyright 2012 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" and inspired By:God "A BRIGHTER DAY " (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9) We wouldn’t know there was an up if there was no down Wouldn’t appreciate a smile if there was...

 

"GOD WILL BE YOUR EVERYTHING"

Copyright 2016 By: Mr. Marion Obafemi He' s a momma, he's a daddy He'll come get you, in the alley He's a doctor, when in need Don't need dope, don't need weed He's a comfort, he's a friend He'll be...

 

"ON THE WINGS OF HIS WORD" (Matthew 6:26)

Copyright 2012 By: Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" It was 5:45, when I opened my eyes, and the first thing that I hear Was the melodic songs, of birds sounding the alarm, proclaiming that dawn...

 

"LORD, I THANK YOU"

Copyright December 1, 2018 9:30 AM Written by: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God Lord, I thank you for my joy and peace of mind I thank you for deliverance time after time Lord, I thank you for...

 

"LORD, I THANK YOU"

Copyright December 1, 2018 9:30 AM Written by: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God Lord, I thank you for my joy and peace of mind I thank you for deliverance time after time Lord, I thank you for...

 

"BREAK THE MOLD"

Like many of you, when I am in trouble, I call upon the Lord. And, it was during a time of crisis in my life that He inspired me with this "joint" that I wanted to "pass" on to y'all. It is my prayer...

 

"THE PRAYERS OF THE UNBORN"

COPYRIGHT 2017 The sperm and the egg, came together to beg, God not to let their paths meet They didn't want the journey to begin, in this world filled with sin, and shaped in iniquity... Where up is down and down is up And, those who are full,...

 

"THE PRAYERS OF THE UNBORN"

COPYRIGHT 2017 The sperm and the egg, came together to beg, God not to let their paths meet They didn't want the journey to begin, in this world filled with sin, and shaped in iniquity... Where up is down and down is up And, those who are full,...

 

"SPEAKING FOR THE DEAD AGAIN"

Copyright 2001 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi and Inspired By God How can the the grave be a better place for me ? Just because I am resting, doesn't mean I'm in peace Although my body is dead, my...

 

"MY RAINING EYES"

Copyright 1995 Water falls from my eyes just like the rain No need to be ashamed, its how I show my pain Because politics is played like a dirty game I want to help is what they all claim But, until i...

 

"ALL THAT I CAN'T"

Copyright 2016 Written by: Mr. Marion Obafemi and Inspired by God I have crossed my T's and dotted my I's, and made sure my ducks are in a row I've been on my knees with tears in my eyes, expecting...

 

"OUR DIRTY LAUNDRY"

Job 38:22-23, II Chronicles 7:14 Copyright 2012 By: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God Since our tears have been revealed, as the water that is spilled, from raining and leaking eyes When our...

 

"1 LOST FROM THE 100"

It is written that if you have 100 sheep and 1 of them go astray, you should leave the 99 that are still in the fold and seek to find the 1 that is lost. This is a fundamental teaching of Jesus that those who claim to follow Him seem to have...

 

"I WOULDN'T STOP GETTING HIGH"

The "joint" (poem) you are about to "smoke" (read) should definitely be "passed" (shared) with someone you know that may be struggling with an addiction. The drug of choice may be crack, cocaine, lean, meth, weed, sex, power or any other temporary...

 

"WHAT YOU THINK"

Copyright 2002 What you think ? That when I was born My momma's womb wasn't torn When I passed thru like a strong wind in a storm. What you think ? That when the doctor slapped me on my a$$ I didn't cry like my first breath was my last Because I was...

 

MAKE HIM YOUR CHOICE

I once rejected God in my life Said, "Jesus never died for me" Didn't believe in all His sacrifice That He hung, bled and died on a tree. But, when the winds of my life start blowing And, they knock me right on down to my knees When the tears from...

 

"THY WILL BE DONE"

Dear Heavenly Father, don't mean to bother, you but we need to talk Go wake up Jesus and Job, because I was told, they had a similar walk The Lord will understand me, because I've been nailed to a...

 

"I STILL AIN'T THERE YET "

(The Confession Poem) (Psalm 103:14, Proverbs 28:13, Romans 3:23-24) Lord, you know I wanna be more like you I wanna be sure that I'm true I wanna pass all my tests And, although I am doing my best I humble myself and confess That, "I STILL AIN'T...

 

"REDUCE THE RISK"

Copyright 2008 Written by: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God This journey we are on, may be narrow and long, but at the end of it is peace This path may get dark, and the road may seem hard, but...

 

"MY MIND"

Psalm 30:5, Jeremiah 1:12 (A poem for encouragement when all is lost) Copyright 2008 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God My job was lost, I had problems with the boss, and it was no...

 

"THE HOOK" Copyright 2004

When I was young and just a small fryer I searched through the dirty waters of my hood and used to admire The big fish with fancy rides, women on the side and teeth that shine like fire. They wore...

 

"OUR BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER" (The #Hashtag poem)

COPYRIGHT 2016 WRITTEN BY: MR. MARION OBAFEMI, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" AND INSPIRED BY: GOD IF WE WANT RESPECT, FOR OUR BLACK LIVES WE MUST PROTECT, OUR BLACK WIVES STOP THE CHEATING AND THE BEATING,...

 

A BEAUTIFUL DAY"

¿Copyright June 4, 2020 8:25am¿Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi¿Inspired by God¿Dedicated to the memory of my Big Brother, Lo¿¿"A BEAUTIFUL DAY"¿The wind is blowing, but my heart is knowing,...

 

OUR BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER

(The #Hashtag poem) COPYRIGHT 2016 WRITTEN BY: MR. MARION OBAFEMI, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" AND INSPIRED BY: GOD IF WE WANT RESPECT, FOR OUR BLACK LIVES WE MUST PROTECT, OUR BLACK WIVES STOP THE...

 

OUR BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER

(The #Hashtag poem) COPYRIGHT 2016 WRITTEN BY: MR. MARION OBAFEMI, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" AND INSPIRED BY: GOD IF WE WANT RESPECT, FOR OUR BLACK LIVES WE MUST PROTECT, OUR BLACK WIVES STOP THE...

 

"THY WILL BE DONE"

(An open letter to The Lord) Luke 22:42 Copyright 2016 By: Mr. Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" and Inspired by God Dear Heavenly Father, don't mean to bother, you but we need to talk Go wake up...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    May 14, 2020

"DO WHAT I CAN'T"

I have crossed my T's and dotted my I's, and made sure my ducks are in a row I've been on my knees with tears in my eyes, expecting your power would show. I have followed the golden rule, did what...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    April 30, 2020

"BUT GOD"

COPYRIGHT 2016 BY: "THE PO' FOLK'S POET, MR. MARION OBAFEMI INSPIRED BY: GOD (Philippians 4:13) (Ephesians 2:4-5) I would have been forsaken without a father or mother, BUT GOD took me in My winters...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    April 23, 2020

"LORD BLESS THE CHILD"

Copyright 2014 My mammy, is never happy, until the first of the month My pappy’s, head is nappy, and he always gets drunk. My brother, stays in trouble, with the local P.D. My sister, how I miss...

 

"ON THE WINGS OF HIS WORD"

(Matthew 6:26) Copyright 2012 By: Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" It was 5:45, when I opened my eyes, and the first thing that I hear Was the melodic songs, of birds sounding the alarm,...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    April 2, 2020

"BUT GOD"

(Philippians 4:13) (Ephesians 2:4-5) I would have been forsaken without a father or mother, BUT GOD took me in My winters would have been cold when I had no cover, BUT GOD protected me from the...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    March 26, 2020

"LORD, I THANK YOU"

Written by: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God Lord, I thank you for my joy and peace of mind I thank you for deliverance time after time Lord, I thank you for drying my tears the nights I cried...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    March 19, 2020

"OUR DIRTY LAUNDRY"

Job 38:22-23 Copyright 2012 inspired by God Since our tears have been revealed, as the water that is spilled, from raining and leaking eyes When our soul has been broken, and no words can be spoken,...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    March 12, 2020

"THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS"

Thru my window pane, all I see pain. My quarterback, halfback and tailback, been held back. They ain’t running no plays, stuck in the same grade. Since day one, I can’t save one, all of them are...

 
 By Marion Obafemi    News    March 5, 2020

"FOR THEIR SAKE" John 17:19, Romans 12:3

No problem too big, no river too wide No mountain too tall that can’t be climbed. No ocean too deep, no heat too hot No disease too deadly, no issue of blood that can’t be stopped. You have...

 

"A VOW TO GOD"

Copyright 2017 Today when we jump that broom, the angels will sing a tune, that will reach the ears of God Proclaiming that this will be the day, that we stand before Him to say, that we are joined...

 

"SECRET PRAYER"

My cup is almost full, and I don't think I could, take another ounce of this rain called life This flood is at my rim, if you push me it might spill, and bring the darkness into light.... If it falls...

 

"LET ME GO"

“LET ME GO” Copyright 2012 By; "THE PO' FOLK'S POET", The doctor has left the room, now you are beset with gloom, because he threw his hands in the air He ran all his tests, emptied his medicine...

 

IF WE HAD KNOWN"

IF WE HAD KNOWN” Copyright 2014 If we had known that the favor you did for us would be the last good deed of your hands We would have asked you to do something that was impossible for any woman,...

 

A BRIGHTER DAY"

Copyright 2012 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" and inspired By:God "A BRIGHTER DAY " (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9) We wouldn’t know there was an up if there was no...

 

"MAKE HIM YOUR CHOICE"

I once rejected God in my life Said, "Jesus never died for me" Did'nt believe in all His sacrifice That He hung, bled and died on a tree. But, the winds of my life were blowing And, knocked me right...

 

"IF WE HAD KNOWN" (The if I would have, could have, should have poem)

IF WE HAD KNOWN that the favor you did for us would be the last good deed of your hands We would have asked you to do something that was impossible for any woman, girl, boy or man Like walking the...

 

"Wonder Why Weeping Willows Weep"

Copyright 1999 I have often wondered why the weeping willow cries Could it be for the same reason that tears fall from my eyes? Like the limbs of the willow, I was reaching for the sky Then came the a...

 

Thy Will Be Done

Copyright 2016 Dear Heavenly Father, dont mean to bother, you but we need to talk Go wake up Jesus and Job, because I was told, they had a simular walk The Lord will understand me, because I’ve...

 

"Show Us A Sign" (Ezekiel 33)

They stop and stare, because I wear, my nappy dreads so long My pants are sagging, because I carry, a load that’s heavy as stone. Didn’t go to college, lack the knowledge, to earn a 6 figure pay...

 

Marching Orders

The Monroe Man March will not be an actual “march”. We will not be literally marching from one place to another as it was typically done in the 1960’s. This is not a protest or a demonstration....

 

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