When I Was Once

When I was onceEKAYS

When I was once,
When I was once a nigga like them,
They nicknamed me spendthrift cause I chopped money for them
All I did was to party everytime cause life was in the right direction,
Was this hapiness or I just didn't know my life purpose?
I only raise such questions when I start to notice the difference.

The wind blew south and I decided to go north,
The bible had been there; Kays paid no attention to that,
Ring ring, they keep calling me,
They say hommie lets get some beers, Nah nah I gave my life to christ,
Nigga wassup with all these christ things?
New things for a better life.

Cause when I was once,
When I was once a nigga like them,
I used to be called Mr heartbreaker,
I understood nothing about courtship
But sex became part and parcel of my schedule,
The engine of my mercedes-benz completed half the task,
Despite my ugliness, I won many 'female-souls' with ease.

But things changed recently,
It started with one ride, just to get their attention,
They kept on screaming, shouting for more,
Guess what?
Instead of beer, I brought them the word of God,
Instead of taking them to clubs, I invited them to the chapel,
Kays something is wrong with you!
And the result is, you end up with no friends.

I start doubting, probably I made the wrong move,
Yet my bible says I should win souls for christ,
I start to worry, yet my bible says all that you desire,
Will be added unto you if you seek first his kingdom and righteousness.

Cause when I was once,
When I was once a nigga like them,
I used to cry for blessings that had already been given unto me,
I used to ask for forgiveness yet I was forgiven already,
But now, it has changed,
Because his glory has been poured upon me.

by Emmanuel Karikoga

Comments (1)

Beautifully envisioned meaningful and thought provoking poem. enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.