I have friends who love me,
In this wise, I accord most of them merit.
In thick and thin, some ‘ve been there really
Yet it’s only within a human limit.

When I’m needy they often offer help –
At least they show sympathy when unable,
They also have their own problems and handicap
Like me, they are finite – thwarted by the impossible.

There is only one friend who is infinite,
His divine essence transcends the limits of the sky;
I can refer to Him my every plight
For He is in reiterating multiples stronger than I.

He only can assure in the roller coaster of uncertainty and doubt
And hold me fast enough when I’m fiercely spun;
He can reach deep enough to draw me out
If ever I’m caught in the dreary depths of sorrow’s canyon.

In trouble, in peace, He’s right there by my side –
No vacation or distance comes between us;
When I need comfort, He knows just how I feel inside
As the apple of one’s eyes, I’m to Him precious.

He has moved mountains and calmed troubled seas,
O the grace of Jesus has never failed till now!
My God-friend – His power shines in tender mercies;
Why ever have I worried? He always has known ‘the how’.

2001, Tee Akindele (http://www.facebook.com/EverydayPoetry)

17 thoughts on “God-Friend” by Tee Akindele (@teez)

  1. True words. A truer friend has never been found.

    1. Yes O Lade, no truer friend!

  2. My friend Tee, In deep seas, His Hand is ever strong to pull us out, in deeper deserts, He is there to guide our steps to oases. Tee, the poem reminds me that we need to understand where our finitude ends and the great infinity of God Almighty begins, and, of course, it exists in “reiterating multiples”! Strong evocation is embedded in this poem. Written with strong feelings and reverence, that can only exist between the Maker and the made. Keep it up.

    1. Very well said bro, very well said!

  3. God-Friend, really love the word. Nice poem too.

  4. Glad you think so too Jaywriter, Thanks again.

  5. I miss Him.

    Thank you.

  6. Very nice poem Tee!
    However, I do think that you should have taken some time to neatly arrange the lines of the poem. Neatness and order add value to your work.

    1. I don’t know how you mean scopeman, I wish you explained more about neatly arranging the lines.

      1. I’m so sorry Tee, when I read this initially on my phone, it looked kind of disarranged. I read it again on my laptop and it’s perfect. my apologies man.

        1. @scopeman, no worries bro, I just had to ask, I couldn’t be too sure :)

  7. @Seun…You miss who love? God? He ain’t far you know!
    @tee..lovely,lovely poem…We humans can only do so much and even the bible says that if you put your trust in the arm of flesh,it will fail you.God is the only one who won’t let you down when you hand over your issues to him.

    I’ve got a teeny weeny suggestion? The second line of the last stanza reads
    ‘O the grace of Jesus has never failed till now!’…

    initial reading of that line will give the impression that you mean he has never failed you till now.In other words he has failed you recently.How about you make it ‘o the grace of Jesus has never failed,even now!’?

    Just saying oh! well done!

    1. Thanks a great deal Estrella and I see the point in your suggestion clearly, modifying that line indeed removes the ambiguity.

  8. It’s a nice piece, with a lot of emotion…

  9. Thanks for reading Raymond, I’m glad you think so

  10. @tee-akindele, you have this wrapped up. you tried welding religion and creativity is no easy feat and you did it.

  11. Nice…True words too.

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