MIDNIGHT SELFIE (An Ode) by Kayode Gideon Balogun


Who does that?
Taking a Selfie in a dark room in the midnight?
Only a troubled Soul will do that
A Heart troubled from the weight of the realities of Life
A Heart that yearns to sing “The Cup Song”…

I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round
Two bottle whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I’m leaving tomorrow. What d’you say?

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round
The one with the prettiest of views
It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers
It’s got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You’re sure gonna miss me when I’m gone

“I can rejoice too
When I run into problems and trials
For I know that they are good for me
They help me learn to be patient.
And Patience develops strength of character in me
And help me trust God more each time I use it
Until finally my hope and faith are strong and steady
Then, when that happens
I am able to hold my head high no matter what happens
And know that all is well
For I know how dearly God loves me
And I feel this warm love everywhere within me
Because God has given me the Holy Spirit
To fill my heart with his love” (Romans 5:3-5)

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