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On Freedom
I did not know freedom Until I knew boundaries Until I wanted to expand I could not feel confined So was I caged from the beginning? And if so does it matter? For if the boundaries had not existed, Would I have known what it meant to cross? For if freedom were the absence of boundaries Then I was trapped from the beginning But if I never would've tried to expand Then was I never confined? If I've never felt confined Have I never tried expansion? Or have I, contrarily, always exceeded boundaries? And if I've always felt confined Am I always expanding? Or am I, contrarily, being held back By the one Boundary?
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Where is My Righteous Indignation?
Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? For my nation that bleeds Black blood for foreign thieves Where oh where has it gone? Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? While bomb blasts resound Scattering death on the ground Where oh where has it gone? Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? As our leaders serve self And our people serve wealth Where oh where has it gone? Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? By the failures gone past I last saw it, aghast And now, it seems, I have none.
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Hello From the Other Side
Hello from the other side I've thought of you a thousand times And I'll not say something brand new Nor repeat again that I miss you My heart demands, and so I say Listen, I'll be here, till you someday Are willing to say hello back
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Progress?
So I wake up this morning And I think I ought to write The problem is I’m not so sure ’bout the direction of my life Things seem to be going well But that’s just what it is I don’t know whether time will tell Or that’s just what it is Am I happy? That’s the question There’s a bit of malcontent Most days go by too quickly To be caught, before they went Suddenly, I’m just straight cruising And it feels a bit unfair Cause I’ve done nothing to earn this role And yet, look at, I’m here
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D Evaluation
I started to write But then I thought it moot I mean the thing I had to say Was just a bit of truth The whole word must've known it It wasn't new to me So why should I express a thing So so so ordinary?
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Oh, Dear Lord
Oh Dear Lord, how could it be!? With outstretched hand, you reach for me Who am I, that you should bend Your precious hip, your hand extend For I know not how to stray from sin Although I try, I rarely win My flesh rebels, to drown in shame Yet you pardon, time and again Oh Dear Lord, how could it be!? With outstretched hand, you reach for me Who am I, that you should bend Your precious hip, your hand extend I bow in awe of your grace The glory of your holy face Doth shine on me, I cannot look And still you reach, through holy book Oh Dear Lord, how could it be!? With outstretched hand, you reach for me Who am I, that you should bend Your
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He Gave Me Rest
When every whisper was a siren And every sound, an alarm to my ears He gave me silence When every mumble pointed a finger And every grumble, accused of my fears He gave me solitude And when every dream was a nightmare And every whim, a cause to be scared He gave me rest Oh! What a great God He is! Amen. Hallelujah!
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In His presence
Oh! What joy! What Joy! It is to love the Lord To celebrate without restraint His grace unto us ward In His presence, we are blameless For the debts of sin were paid When the Son of Man For man's own sake Descended to the grave Oh! What joy! What Joy! It is to follow Him To walk the path least trodden For the glory of our King In His presence, we are blameless For the debts of sin were paid When the Son of Man For man's own sake Descended to the grave. Oh! What joy! What Joy! It is to serve in faith Believing in a morrow where We march amongst the saints In His presence, we are blameless For the debts of sin were paid When the Son
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Until I Had to Coo to You
A lighter heart I have not felt Since fear and doubt within it dwelt With chains and shackles roundabout A straight jacket on love I thought I felt as others do As free to love, as free to coo Until I had to coo to you Until I had to coo to you A jingle jangle awkward dance This was the form of my advance With two left feet I tried to Waltz With each left foot I found some faults I thought I felt as others do As free to love, as free to coo Until I had to coo to you Until I had to coo to you A startled bull in China shop A bungling fool, more clumsied up You had me when you said "Hello" What did I say? Uh... I don't know? I thought I fel
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Twen [T minus Something]
You're a day over twenty, Or a year, or nine more So it's time to get hassled For we have been keeping score You may not feel it, but you're lonely And you've got to find a spouse You may not know it, but you're homely And you need to buy a house When we call you "twenty-something" It just means we've had enough It's a sign we think you're ready To find love, and kids, and stuff So start looking and stop slacking! We are sure it will pay off And speaking of getting paid Find a job, the market's tough Look, we know that you are sceptic And we know, that you're afraid Yes we know, you don't feel ready But we're sick of your delays Step it
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On Freedom
I did not know freedom Until I knew boundaries Until I wanted to expand I could not feel confined So was I caged from the beginning? And if so does it matter? For if the boundaries had not existed, Would I have known what it meant to cross? For if freedom were the absence of boundaries Then I was trapped from the beginning But if I never would've tried to expand Then was I never confined? If I've never felt confined Have I never tried expansion? Or have I, contrarily, always exceeded boundaries? And if I've always felt confined Am I always expanding? Or am I, contrarily, being held back By the one Boundary?
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Where is My Righteous Indignation?
Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? For my nation that bleeds Black blood for foreign thieves Where oh where has it gone? Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? While bomb blasts resound Scattering death on the ground Where oh where has it gone? Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? As our leaders serve self And our people serve wealth Where oh where has it gone? Where oh where is my righteous indignation? Where oh where has it gone? By the failures gone past I last saw it, aghast And now, it seems, I have none.
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Hello From the Other Side
Hello from the other side I've thought of you a thousand times And I'll not say something brand new Nor repeat again that I miss you My heart demands, and so I say Listen, I'll be here, till you someday Are willing to say hello back
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Progress?
So I wake up this morning And I think I ought to write The problem is I’m not so sure ’bout the direction of my life Things seem to be going well But that’s just what it is I don’t know whether time will tell Or that’s just what it is Am I happy? That’s the question There’s a bit of malcontent Most days go by too quickly To be caught, before they went Suddenly, I’m just straight cruising And it feels a bit unfair Cause I’ve done nothing to earn this role And yet, look at, I’m here
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D Evaluation
I started to write But then I thought it moot I mean the thing I had to say Was just a bit of truth The whole word must've known it It wasn't new to me So why should I express a thing So so so ordinary?
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Oh, Dear Lord
Oh Dear Lord, how could it be!? With outstretched hand, you reach for me Who am I, that you should bend Your precious hip, your hand extend For I know not how to stray from sin Although I try, I rarely win My flesh rebels, to drown in shame Yet you pardon, time and again Oh Dear Lord, how could it be!? With outstretched hand, you reach for me Who am I, that you should bend Your precious hip, your hand extend I bow in awe of your grace The glory of your holy face Doth shine on me, I cannot look And still you reach, through holy book Oh Dear Lord, how could it be!? With outstretched hand, you reach for me Who am I, that you should bend Your
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He Gave Me Rest
When every whisper was a siren And every sound, an alarm to my ears He gave me silence When every mumble pointed a finger And every grumble, accused of my fears He gave me solitude And when every dream was a nightmare And every whim, a cause to be scared He gave me rest Oh! What a great God He is! Amen. Hallelujah!
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In His presence
Oh! What joy! What Joy! It is to love the Lord To celebrate without restraint His grace unto us ward In His presence, we are blameless For the debts of sin were paid When the Son of Man For man's own sake Descended to the grave Oh! What joy! What Joy! It is to follow Him To walk the path least trodden For the glory of our King In His presence, we are blameless For the debts of sin were paid When the Son of Man For man's own sake Descended to the grave. Oh! What joy! What Joy! It is to serve in faith Believing in a morrow where We march amongst the saints In His presence, we are blameless For the debts of sin were paid When the Son
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Until I Had to Coo to You
A lighter heart I have not felt Since fear and doubt within it dwelt With chains and shackles roundabout A straight jacket on love I thought I felt as others do As free to love, as free to coo Until I had to coo to you Until I had to coo to you A jingle jangle awkward dance This was the form of my advance With two left feet I tried to Waltz With each left foot I found some faults I thought I felt as others do As free to love, as free to coo Until I had to coo to you Until I had to coo to you A startled bull in China shop A bungling fool, more clumsied up You had me when you said "Hello" What did I say? Uh... I don't know? I thought I fel
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Twen [T minus Something]
You're a day over twenty, Or a year, or nine more So it's time to get hassled For we have been keeping score You may not feel it, but you're lonely And you've got to find a spouse You may not know it, but you're homely And you need to buy a house When we call you "twenty-something" It just means we've had enough It's a sign we think you're ready To find love, and kids, and stuff So start looking and stop slacking! We are sure it will pay off And speaking of getting paid Find a job, the market's tough Look, we know that you are sceptic And we know, that you're afraid Yes we know, you don't feel ready But we're sick of your delays Step it
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You Broke The Ice Around My Heart
You Broke The Ice Around My Heart
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Mayan Apocalypse
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Problem Solvers
"Time! More Time!" the teachers cry As six by ten seconds fly by "I started in the afternoon How did it get this late, so soon?" "Why!? Why!?" principals sigh As two in three students fall shy "I know we did, all that we could Why is it not being understood?" "How!? How!?" the district asks Can we solve for [tool] in [task]? "What can we use across the map That gets our grades up to the cap?" "Whoa! Whoa!" the gurus say Let's look at this a different way "A problem underlies these facts Let's analyze..    and do the math"
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Dear Finch
I have waited quite a while To send these words to you Though in my mind, it always was A thing I ought to do. For once upon a time you filled My every night with wonder And even still I miss those nights Those dazzling nights of yonder Perhaps a cat so full of angst Had no business with the sky Perhaps a magic rainbow finch Must spread its wings and fly So fly, fly! To greater heights I know you couldn't remain I only ask that now and then You fly by me, again.
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I Met Peace Once
I met peace once on an afternoon stroll "Walking too slowly" - my eyes said with a roll And with peace was contentment, who said I looked old The gray hairs on my head, were a sign he'd been told So I paused for a bit, to give a piece of my mind And happiness caught up - she'd been lagging behind "I would love to chat, but I have no time" I said in a rush, before in she could chime And off I went, well on my way Lest not another bugger, ruin my day I was here to lose weight, not to chat or to play And those three looked fit, they would lead me astray So I picked up my pace, till my muscles did burn But all that I got, was a cramp in retur
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A Season For All Things
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A Thing of Darkness
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Sometimes...
Sometimes, a heart must be broken. Sometimes, harsh words must be spoken. Sometimes, from dreams we are woken To find life's not a-jokin'. Sometimes, our choices are bad. Sometimes, we lose what we had. Sometimes, while we are sad We forget how to be glad Yet sometimes, after we've fussed Sometimes, despite the cost Sometimes, even when lost We find solace and trust And sometimes, grey skies do turn blue Sometimes, we can start anew Sometimes, our dreams will come true Yes.. sometimes, even for you So when there are signs That you've come on hard times Hold these words in your minds Because sometimes... sometimes...
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deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge!
A long time ago (about 24 hours), in a galaxy far, far away (down the road in Hollywood), comedian and television host Chris Hardwick introduced a segment on his late-night Comedy Central show — aptly titled midnight (https://www.deviantart.com/midnight) (get it?) — that got many of us at deviantART all aflutter. First of all, if you love the Internets and you haven't seen midnight (https://www.deviantart.com/midnight) yet, you're missing out on some serious lulz. A few nights a week, Hardwick invites some comedian pals on the show for some Geek-Centric Improv Comedy. Sort of like a British Quiz Show brought to you by Reddit. Or "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with slightly less dancing, but an equal amount
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Ten More Seconds
This hug. Your warmth. The comfort. Give me ten more seconds to hold you. That smile. Those eyes. Your glow. Give me ten more seconds to fall for you. The joy. The belonging. My heart. Give me ten more seconds to love you. The agonising, Bittersweet, Parting. Give me ten more seconds of losing you. Just ten more seconds of losing you, Before you're gone.
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How to make a Bonsai Tree
Hey guys! This is My Bonsai Tree. https://www.facebook.com/castingcrowns/photos/a.10152024910733793.1073741826.48842713792/10153241997598793/?type=1 Any kind of tree can be turned into a bonsai tree. Pinetree's, oak trees, maple trees. Anything. Want to know how? First you pick a small pot. You have to convince the tree their pot is as deep as it's root system is ever going to get it. And soon the tree will begin to believe it. Then you begin saying "no" to the tree. Every time it tries to grow you prune it. Every time it tries to stretch you stop it. You keep saying "no" to the tree until it is convinced that the pot is as big as it's w
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The Road to Inner Peace
Along the road to inner peace I found a truth: I was amiss Lost in a sea of mental bliss   I thought I knew... I knew not this. That to be weak is to be strong That we all need to feel we belong That hearts are made to be exposed And secrets must not stay untold For in this life, we will have fears And we might feel, that no one cares But if we hide our heartfelt tears Then when we cry... Well, no one hears.
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Nigeria
Deviant for 8 years
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Blogging Like A Mad Hatter
In the last month, I've started 2 blogs: each dedicated to one of my varied interests. I'm posting weekly, and hoping I can keep this up. So if any of you care to have a read, here they are: AnicionadoTo Nigeria, My Country
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Devious Journal Entry
Stolen from ~WoodpeckerDMW (https://www.deviantart.com/woodpeckerdmw) (I think I'm too old for this, but I'm sick & tired, can't sleep, and am tired of looking at my previous journal post) Outcast [] You don't have very many friends. [] Often times, teachers forget your name. [] You were always picked last for kickball. [x] You don't like to talk a lot. [x] You tend to avoid mass social activities. [] You don't participate in any extracurricular activities. [] All you wish for is to move away or get a fresh start. [] Your friends have blown you off before. [x] You sit alone in most of your classes. [] You have a feeling that once you leave high school or college
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Work and Play
So I started my new job towards the end of October, and right now I'm trying to reach a new balance between my writing and my coding - especially since I also have a stack of personal projects on both sides of the work-play seesaw, and they intertwine. So for starters i'm going to try and work on the personal projects at the confluence, to kind of knock out a bit on both sides. This means I will probably be writing less, but my dA profile will be improving. Things like the page design and gallery styles, which I've been meaning to do forever. My first attempt at this, has been to start setting up my dA portfolio! So please check it out, and
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Thanks much for the fave :)
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You're welcome.
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Thanks for the favorite:)
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No problem.
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fradarlin|Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the llama!! :squee:
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You're welcome :)
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:la:
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