The Writer’s Reformation by Bamidele Toluwatounfunmi

The Writer’s Reformation  by Bamidele Toluwatounfunmi

I had written poems  
I had written songs
I had written of love that I never truly felt
I had written of emotions that weren’t deeply rooted
I had written over a hundred truths and lies, all communicated 

I got lost and found again
Renewed, reformed, but not in every way
So my writings, my core, no longer felt the same
Their foundation had been shaken, broken and thrown away
I was to become one with He who had redeemed me
But my spirit man, newly rekindled, was consumed by confusion
How do I get used to my new reality, which to my natural mind seemed to be superstition?  

I began to search for a way to truly let go of what is old and let the “New man” grow  
A desperate search for a connection to the new inspiration and source of my creative “flow.”
Oh! That this gift, my unique form of worship, remains of value to He who gifted
But, that which a man roams about in search of is deeply rooted in his spirit and soul
Spent in the place of tefillah, in hopes that all my being is truly submitted
Exposed to the overt secrets of the Torah, it all became clearer
For my new man to actualise purpose, he needs to be deeply rooted, unwavering, ever lighted

Leviticus 6:12 a part of the scripture in which I randomly delve
Reveals the instruction given to I AM’s chosen priesthood for an acceptable offering
“The fire on the altar shall be kept burning.”
Light bulb switched on, realisation begins to dawn
For me to be truly transformed, to draw closer, to have my writings worship and serve  

I should let assiduity, doggedness and tenacity lead me to submission  
Not to self, but to the one who has reformed me
Oh, let the fire on my altar of communion, reverence and service forever burn!
Let me remain in persistence, pertinacity and perseverance  
So “he who is at work in me both to will and to do” will work His perfect way through me 

Now I have found a new drive, a reason to write, a reason to breathe, and a reason to die
“For a man hasn’t truly lived unless he finds what to die for.”
My core, finally being replaced, foundation rebuilt
What do I write if I don’t tell of your truth?
The fulfilment of your promise of love and life eternal
I will tell of the reconciliation of man back to his source
The reconciliation of man back to true love made possible through the worthiest sacrifice
Oh! I will tell of the reconciliation of man back to God
I will tell a new story of truths as a writer that has been reformed by your word.   


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  1. I enjoyed every line. God bless the author.

  2. Reformed by the Word! This is an awesome piece!

  3. This was amazing and a true blessing! Thank you ❤️

  4. Wowww🤩. This was such a blessing

  5. Wow,best I have read��

  6. This author is great ❣

  7. Great writing ��

  8. This is beautiful. Reminds me of the lamentations

  9. This is beautiful. Nice work��

  10. I love your creativity! Keep it up

  11. This is so powerful and very impressive. You expressed yourself so well. I enjoyed every bit of it.

  12. I love the whole write up about reformation, it’s how you put these words together and it makes sense.Superbly penned!👍🏻❤️❤️❤️

  13. Wonderful. Tolu for the win!

  14. Great one ... your work always stands out. Keep it up.

  15. This poem is so soothing to read.
    Proud of you!!!

  16. This was amazing to read. You kept me captivated from the beginning to the end

  17. Inioluwa Bode-Oguntoke18 March 2022 at 11:32

    This is really good, i'm not really into poetry but i read everything and i loved it... Very inspirational

  18. Popoola Victory18 March 2022 at 15:32

    This is a really wonderful piece

  19. This is really inspiring, articulate and lovely. Thank you for this piece Tolu!!

  20. This is really inspiring, articulate and lovely. Thank you for this piece Tolu!!

  21. Amazing poem!!! It's really beautiful

  22. Amazing work.
    The synchronisation is amazing

  23. A beautiful piece. Loved every line!

  24. Really loved it. Amazing lines. You are extremely talented.

  25. Beautiful piece Tolu!��

  26. Nice one Tolu ��

  27. This is beautiful!

  28. Beautiful work

  29. Amazing write up

  30. This is beautiful and inspiring. Great work!

  31. This is a really brilliant write up! Keep it up Tolu.


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