The Reawakening

The Reawakening

by Yrene Abanie Enonchong

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ISBN-13: 9781452079066
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 02/14/2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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THE REAWAKENING

A Poetic Diary for the Soul
By Yrene Abanie Enonchong

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2011 Yrene Abanie Enonchong
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4520-7906-6


Chapter One

DEAR DIARY

Dear me!
Open up dearest,
Let it out!
Let the world finally see who you are!
Hard for me to open that door.

The world is a mystery,
And we are caught up in its web.
The rest is for you to determine.
Open me now!


THESE ARE MY LETTERS

Letters from the heart,
Letters from the soul,
Are like words from the wind.

Like a force of nature,
They can blow.
They can change
The course of things;

And reform the surface of land;
And mold the character of man.


DEDICATION: TO MUM AND DAD

For the life you gave me.
For the words you fed me.
For the unconditional love and care,
You showed me.

For the light you urged me to follow.
For the courage and determination you instilled in me.
For the dreams you encouraged me to have.
For the character, perseverance and righteousness,
You wanted to be my drive.

For believing in me always.
Even when I was weak,
You uplifted my spirit.

For the truth and knowledge,
You fought for me to have.
For the woman I have become,
Now, today and tomorrow.

For Mum and Dad.

Henry and Marie-Charlotte ENONCHONG


THE PARADOX OF HUMANITY

People go, come, and stay.
Children are born, others die.
Countries are conflicted, others reunite.

Discoveries are made,
which either help or destroy humanity,
in one way or the other.

When humanity takes a break,
Crashes tend to lead.
When duties are at hand,
Money tends to flow.

Diseases and famine,
Terrorism and wars,
Natural disasters,
Consume man and promote his destruction.

Restless humanity!
Stone cold and heart-broken;
from seeking decency in an attempt to breathe
Some of the freshness of life.

Pitiful destiny humanity,
you who holds the key to greatness,
the capacity for raising monuments,
conquering giants,
And healing the world.


WHEN I'M GONE

When I'm gone,
Remember me my child.

When I'm gone,
I know you will love me.

When I'm gone,
I will remember the times we shared,
The love and bond that we had.

I was there at the time of your conception.
I was there is see you walk and play.
I was there when you uttered your first words,
That put the biggest smile to my face;
And made me laugh for joy,
For having a child so smart and meek.

I was there when you got hurt,
Fed you and assisted your mother in taking care of you.

I was there to see you grow my child,
Into the son, the daughter that I always wanted to have.

God gave me the strength and will power,
To provide for you;
To help a great many people,
And to work for my country.

I have travelled far and near.
I have crossed the oceans,
And conquered all battles;
But my love and devotion for you,
Was my greatest achievement.

When I'm gone,
You my children, you my wife,
You my brother, you my sister, you my friend,
Should not fear the darkness of the night,
For I have protected you while I was alive,
And will always protect you when I'm gone.

When I'm gone,
You must not be sad.
You will not be lonely;
But mourn for my passing,
So that the tears,
May appease your pain and sorrow.

I remember the times we shared together,
The long talks and conversations,
We had with one another;
And the joy and laughter we shared,
Through the rainy days and through the thunder.

My life has been a journey of ups and downs,
But my faith in the Lord kept me alive.

When I'm gone,
Remember this my child:
That having you in my life was the best gift,
That God could have offered me.

Being with you,
Watching you,
Taking care of you,
Fighting for you and seeing you
Grow into this lovely woman,
This wonderful man,
Was the most precious feeling,
I have experienced in my life.
Providing and worrying about you,
Was the pleasure that I had.

When I'm gone,
My enemies may laugh and cheer,
But do not worry my child,
For God has planned an end for us all.
I'm with him now because he opened his arms to me,
And welcomed me into Paradise.

When I'm gone,
I know you will represent me,
Do you part, for there your honor lies.

When I'm gone,
Strive to be happy.
Be fruitful and multiply.
Contemplate every passing day go by,
And believe in the greatness of life.

When I'm gone,
I know you will respect and honor your mother,
And love and protect each other.

When I'm gone,
Finish what you've started,
The dreams and aspirations,
You had of life,
And the promise of success,
That I saw to be your drive.

Be good and be great.
Follow the Almighty's sayings,
And may he guide you through life.

When I'm gone,
The best comfort I will have,
Is knowing that one day,
I will once again reunite,
With my beloved family in Paradise.

Dedicated to all those who have lost a loving father.


MY SWEET PIE

You're sweet as honey,
Soft as butter,
Crusty as French baguette,
I'm ready to eat your body.

You're rough on the edges,
Delicious in the middle,
Tender when I bite.

I want to eat you like a pie,
Wash you with champagne,
And strawberries.

You're the apple of my eye,
The pie of my thigh.

Have me now on a plate,
I'm ready to be eaten.


THE POLICY OF LIFE

In life there is a mechanism.
In life there is a game.
In life there are prospects and casualties.

Life is like a battle field,
Where one policy reigns:
Survival of the fittest!

The master of the jungle,
Is the owner of life,
Devouring the weaker ones;
And the same cruel and competitive policy,
Reigns with humans.

But time will tell,
Who did succeed?
Who resisted more?
Acquiring the strength,
From some unknown force.

The policy will always reign,
And life will forever be the same.
Survival of the fittest!


HE DIDN'T HAVE TO DIE

Trust me,
I'm also angry.
What was the big deal anyways?
Rushing to take this honest man to paradise.

To widow his wife and
Make orphans of his children?
Could he not wait any longer?
Could destiny not have
Just felt sorry,
For all the people,
This man took care of?
Who loved and depended on him?

He could certainly have
Lived for another fifty years,
And my baby would not feel
So sad and angry,
So lost and desperate,
Because of his loss.

It's very unfair,
When a loved one dies so suddenly.
Because we love so hard,
And are never prepared.

We all have to die one day yes,
But why so soon?
I'm very mad too,
And I feel sad dear Love.

I sometimes
Cry for your loss,
I do feel your pain.

Who are we to argue?
Who are we to demand or judge?
We're all just a grain in the sand.

We are all just visitors
In this world full of pain.


MY CHOCOLATE MAN

Dark as chocolate,
Yummy to my eyes,
I love the look and feel of your body.

My chocolate man;
I lay in bed with your taste.
My lips dried and thirst,
When I couldn't get a kiss.

Teasing me endlessly,
You gently take off my stockings.
My legs in your arms,
Your brown eyes sexy and sensual,
Exploring my body;
You licked your lips.
Kissing me tenderly,
You drank me like honey.

Your lips are covering me with kisses.
I can feel the softness and texture of your chocolate.
My body trembles as my adrenaline rises.

Shower me with your chocolate drops.
The warmness of your chocolate burns my body.

Every inch of my being,
Every nerve in my body,
Will be aching, laughing and crying,
For more of your chocolate.

Hmm, how hard and strong you are my dark man,
You're every woman's chocolate fantasy.


TIMELY LOVE

Seconds fly, minutes go,
Hours flow.
Days, months and years go by;
And so does time keep on elapsing,
Carrying away with it the changes in evolution.

But you don't go,
Nor pass, nor change,
Because you are mine.

You stay close to me like a patient mother,
Consoling and comforting me.

Memories of you don't pass away,
But drive me crazy instead.

Thoughts of you are buried deep in me
Like a holy bible;
And the feelings I develop,
The emotions I have,
The warmth I feel,
When I think of you,
Is so clear in my mind.
I feel the pain like a fresh wound.

The changes in you are mild,
And tilted towards my reactions to them.

Oh, how I love thee ...
For you are Time.


MURDERER

An act from humanity,
An act from God, you say,
Who gives you the right?
To consume or take away
The life of another?

I can feel the breathe of thunder,
That rages and wages the war of a mother;
She who carried that life in her womb,
Who endured the pain,
Hurt and suffering,
Of a battered child.

I think you're mad.
I think you're insane,
To have dared,
To crucify another;
At the expense,
Of your wretched belief,
And terror.

Murderer you are!
Murderer you stay, I say.
A coward,
And a fool,
Of despondent and horrific beliefs.
A creature,
With no name, no face,
Nowhere to go,
Nowhere to stay.

Humanity has forsaken you,
For your heart is dark as night,
And your end is still and near.


AWAKE MY LOVE

Awake my love to this gentle sea.
Awake my love to the taste of me.

Awake my love to the smile of me.
Awake my love to the day's unrest.
Awake my love to life's true best.

Awake my love to the sunshine's heat,
And a beautiful day to please.
Awake my love so we'll start our day,
We'll plan our life in every beautiful way.

Awake my love so that I may rise,
And prepare our breakfast to your surprise.
Awake my love to the tune of man,
And the beat of a hard day's labor and pay.

Awake my love,
To fill my cold heart with heat,
I'll kiss you goodnight,
And bid you a clear beautiful sleep.

Awake my love and lay with me,
Until this wet day,
Becomes a memory.


HURRICANE KATRINA

Hurricane Katrina!
A calamity for humanity!
An unexplainable catastrophe you were;
Causing pain and suffering,
And killing decent and innocent people.

You claimed more than a thousand lives,
And came down on New Orleans,
Like the wrath of God.

New Orleans was shocked and devastated
That dark August 29, 2005,
When you decided to blow your trumpet.
Your killer winds and tidal surges,
Took this poor city by storm.

People fled for their lives,
People died and people cried.
You're coming and cold killings,
Shocked and shattered the world.

You robbed people of their homes,
Livelihood and dreams,
And brought a whole city
To the ground.

You were termed by the media as being,
"The worst engineering disaster in US history."

Before you came to rest,
You had already flooded
Eighty percent of New Orleans.
Most residents of Southeast Louisiana,
Had to be evacuated.
The poor souls who stayed,
Had nowhere to go or live.

People swam for safety to protect their lives,
People drowned, others held on to dear life,
Trapped in their attics or on rooftops.
Others managed to find shelter,
In every place that they could.

Disasters and tragedies like you,
Is a reminder to us,
That we are at the mercy
Of Mother Nature;
Because no matter how hard
We plan and build,
Or try to control and preserve,
We can never predict with precision,
What nature will hold for us.

We can never determine,
When nature's forces,
Will decide to hit and shatter our lives,
Bringing such terrible destruction,
We hadn't seen coming.

We are at the mercy of Nature's
Uncontrollable forces.
All we can do, is to hope and pray,
That Mother Nature will be merciful,
If ever she decides,
To strike again.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from THE REAWAKENING by Yrene Abanie Enonchong Copyright © 2011 by Yrene Abanie Enonchong. Excerpted by permission of AuthorHouse. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Intro....................1
Dear Diary....................2
These Are My Letters....................3
Dedication: To Mum and Dad....................4
The Paradox of Humanity....................5
When I'm Gone....................6
My Sweet Pie....................9
The Policy of Life....................10
He Didn't Have to Die....................11
My Chocolate Man....................13
Timely Love....................14
Murderer....................15
Awake My Love....................16
Hurricane Katrina....................17
I Await....................19
Alone....................20
Survival....................21
Dear Dad....................22
My Mother....................26
Welcome to Hollywood....................29
Ethenal Weatherly Love....................30
Love: A Feeling....................31
Death and Forgotten Feelings....................32
Childhood Memories....................34
Last Night I Dreamt of You....................36
When I Die....................39
Talent Ritual....................40
The Little Girl....................41
5 O'Clock Sight....................43
The Foolish Eagle....................44
The Thoughtful Man....................45
A Lover's Regret....................46
Cold Mist....................48
Let the Game Begin....................50
Sentimentalist....................51
The Night Workers....................52
That Dream....................54
The Essence of Life....................56
Alien Wind....................58
Strange Guy....................59
The Good Life....................60
Strange Night....................62
Age: A Number....................64
A Genle Senior....................65
The Stranger....................66
The Peacemaker....................68
An Alien Haul....................70
Who Are You....................72
The Desperate Old Woman....................73
Gentle Manor....................75
I'd Be Happy....................76
The Forgotten....................78
I'll Die Soon....................80
Visual Reality....................82
The Dictators of the World....................84
Paris....................86
419 Scammers....................88
The Castle of Saint Antoine....................89
When Reality Hits....................91
Money....................92
May I Speak....................94
The Godfather....................95
I Slave....................96
We Try....................98
Hard Times....................99
When You're Ready....................100
Marriage....................101
I Wish....................103
The Other Life....................105
The Attractive Woman....................106
That Feather....................108
I Can Feel Again....................109
The Civil Rights Movement....................110
30 Things I Like About You....................112
Rival....................114
No More Cries....................117
A Dangerous World....................118
You and Him....................119
Will I Ever Forget....................121
Walking, Just Walking....................123
From the Bed in Which I Lie....................124
To Feel....................125
I'll Try to Move On....................126
You and Your Past....................128
Unpredictable Manners....................130
I'm Afraid....................131
I'm Not Stupid....................132
When I Think....................133
My First Teenage Love....................134
The Abuser....................136
Politics....................140
Obama....................142
With My Last Breathe....................145
In the Desert....................147
Hillary....................148
The Reawakening....................149
Unconditional Love....................152
Cast Asea....................153
Fatherland....................154
The Musician....................155
Mr. Pierce....................156
Relationships....................157
Lonely Girl....................158
My Fears....................159
The Lord....................161
My Child....................163
The Love of My Life....................165
Betrayal....................167
The Injustice of Man....................169
Take Me to Heaven....................171
Love Me Unconditionally....................172
It's So Hard to Say Goodbye....................173
Will I Marry You....................175
Mr Party Animal....................176
Go Home....................178
Unhappy....................179
Lost Soul....................180
Tell the Children....................182
She Knocked at My Door....................184
In Bed with a Serial Killer....................186
Phone Talk....................187
While I Was Away....................189
7 Yrs of Desperation....................190
Unfold the Pain....................192
Baby Blues....................194
Six Stitches....................195
Man in the Mirror....................196
The Lies He Told Me....................199
The Fugitive....................201
A Time of Plenty....................203
Anabella....................204
Bedtime Story....................205
Blush Me Now....................207
The Perfect Man....................208
Why I'm Happy....................210
Female Genital Mutilation....................211
You Were the One....................213
My Little Angel....................215
Corruption....................217
Mandela....................218
Global Warming....................220
Once in a Lifetime....................222
When We Made Love....................223
AIDS....................224
Addiction....................225
On the Run....................227
The House....................228
Kiss Me Goodbye....................229
The Child Soldiers of Africa....................230
Nothing in This World....................231
We Don't Need War....................233
Because You Forgot....................235

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