"I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive."
Abolitionist/ Moses of her people
Anointed for good
Bathed in splendor
Glorious in nature
Born for greatness
Exulted in Ubuntu
"The green shoot planted by God
Planted with his own hands
To display his Glory" isaiah
Prince William and Prince Harry you come with Healing powers
Its in your heart
Poured out in service for humanity
And all living things
"Teruko Sekiguchi, a 42-year-old housewife and Ishinomaki resident, waited for the prince's arrival on top of the hill in the cold rain for more than an hour. She said she was touched that he would come all the way out to the disaster region.
'He is gorgeous. You can feel his kindness,' she said."
This history of hospitality that you exhibit time after time was
Inherited from our forefathers
It is written;
"Originally home to San hunter-gatherers, the area south of the Tugela River (incorporating present-day Umhlanga) was later occupied by Nguni-speaking people who were unified under King Shaka in the early 1800s into the proud Zulu nation. The area came under British control soon after, becoming part of the large estate belonging to the great sugar magnate, Sir Marshall Campbell, who sailed to South Africa from Glasgow in 1850. Indian indentured labourers were brought in to work on the sugar estates in 1860, bringing with them a vibrant and colourful culture, giving the area its unique multicultural flavour.
In 1869, Umhlanga's first beach cottage was built on a rocky site overlooking the sea and in the true spirit of Umhlanga hospitality tea and scones were served to passers-by. The reflective roof of the cottage was also used as a beacon by passing ships' captains to navigate safely around Umhlanga's rocky headland. However, the cottage was converted into the Oyster Box hotel in the 1930s and in 1953 Umhlanga's distinctive red and white lighthouse was built to warn mariners away from the dangers of the rocks. The first hotel in Umhlanga was built in the 1920s by Virginia, daughter of Sir Marshall Campbell. Other hotels soon followed these two and the village of 'Umhlanga Rocks' became the most sought-after area for locals to visit during their holidays. The rest, as they say, is history.
The name 'Umhlanga' means 'place of reeds' in the Zulu language."
You feel African to me
Its that great spirit of Ubuntu
I hear Michael Jackson sing
"Don't matter if you black or white"
Ha ha ha
Kicking legs in the air as I scribe away
Giggling, feeling happy, silly and childlike
Ha ha ha
"Don't matter if you black or white"
Ha ha ha!!!
Can't stop laughing
Mhhhh I must stop
This is work *winky*
Ohhh let me just dance
"Don't matter if you black or white"
If I dance
The silly giggles
This rapture will stop
I'm sparkling with pure delight
As bright as the noon day sun
As Bob Marley's
Feeling as wholesome
As a cascading waterfall
Ubuntu does this
Sibong' UThix' uSomandla
Isizukulwana esimaziyo umntu
Ngokuba umntu ongenabuntu akayonto
Isizukulwana esikhanyisa izizwe
Isizukulwa esimandla onke
Emandleni KaBawo, UThixo, UsoMandla
UMdali weZulu Nomhlaba
Waze wamthanda umntu wakho
Ngokudala izithunywa zenyaniso
Zithe ncoth'u egadeni
Zizi Thwal' andwe ngenene nangenyaniso
Sibabongole abantwana bomntu
Prince William and Prince Harry
Intando zange itshintshwe
The Will of the Sovereign and
Nisijabulisile magorha kaBawo
The Will of God
Is nice and easy
So filled with love
This is the yoke that the Lord
His yoke is easy
The sovereign Yoke since
Glory be to God in the highest
Peace on earth
And sovereign Presence
From the throne of love
The Will of God
The truth of the matter
Is that the Princes
Don't have to say a word
All is accomplished through your PRESENCE
Because your energy is pure love
Love accomplishes all things
With Great ease
Who can ever forget Prince Harry's Solo Tour
During the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Uhhhh it was so lovely
So so lovely
Who can forget Prince William and Princess Kate wearing traditional clothes in New Zealand
Like they've been doing it
Since the day they were born!
What could be better than diversity?
This is how world peace is restored
Glory Be To God forever more
Your life is a testament of
God's Will, Might and Power
"You'll have the title
'Priests of God,'
Honored as ministers of our God
You'll feast on the bounty of nations
You'll bask in their glory.
Because you got a double dose of trouble
And more than your share of contempt,
Your inheritance in the land will be doubled
And your joy go on forever.
Because I, God, love fair dealing
And hate thievery and crime
I'll pay your wages on time and in full
And establish my eternal convenant with you
Your descendants will become well-known all over.
Your children in foreign countries
Will be recognized at once
As the people I have blessed."
The Dalai Lama explains further;
"The interesting thing about greed is that although the underlying motive is to seek satisfaction, even after obtaining what you want, you’re still not satisfied. It’s this endless, nagging desire for more that leads to trouble. On the other hand, if you’re truly contented, it doesn't matter whether you get what you want or not. Either way, you remain content."
Walter Bagehot says;
'The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other..."
The English Constitution
Then we hear THE VOICE
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times." Micah
To someone so young
You've revolutionized our senses
To someone so spiritual
I find wholesomeness in your blessings
To someone so pure
My soul weeps
Of the mirror staring back at me
To someone so dedicated
A maverick statesman
For all time to come
No end to his royal rule
"All is well with my soul"
"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one"
Through your being
I see angels dance
Under the perfect light of God
We live the same dream
The dream that cause me to eclipse
Again and again and again
In my God path
Many traveled this path
Its the Otherworldly dreamer's dream
Delivered swiftly and smoothly
Through God's perfect alignment
Ordained way before inception
For God is love, passion, dance, song, laughter and much more
The soul thrives in this passion
Perfect guidance for;
The Lord guides the steps of a good man
And he delights in everything he does
God created human beings
To rule over everything He created
But what has become of that?
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, And the things of Earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of his glory and grace.'
Then loving servants appear
Consecrated before birth
Marked with God's emblem
Of Loving kindness
Dedicated to truth and service
Light and shining amour
Not intimidated in anyway
For it is written;
"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.
If people all over the would do this, it would change the earth." W. Faulkner
We also learn from the book of Timothy that;
"If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ"
An act of kindness can change the trajectory of life for many who are
In dire need.
In an interview Prince William said;
"The wildlife is incredibly vulnerable and I feel a real protective instinct, more so now that I am a father, which is why I get emotional about it,"
William says. "You want to stand up for what is very vulnerable and needs protecting. Elephants, rhinos and many other animals that are persecuted don't have a voice."
'The threats to our natural heritage are extensive, but I believe that this collaboration of the best minds in conservation will provide the impetus for a renewed commitment and action to protect endangered species and habitats for future generations,' he said.
'At the root of the illegal wildlife trade, for example, is the demand for products that require the deaths of tens of thousands of these animals every year, pushing them further towards extinction.'
'We must work together to prevent this catastrophe and allow our children the opportunity to experience wildlife in its many beautiful and varied forms,' added William.
A loving father
A loving husband
A loving brother
A loving son
A loving grandson
One who was born King
One who was born
A Father for all tribes and nations worldwide
One who's heart shines and blossoms with goodness
A true treasure who rejoices in the prosperity of all God's children
Whoever they are
Wherever they may be
Nurturer from birth
He wanted to be a policeman
Endowed with wisdom
To correct the wrongs of the past
Ensuring a better future for all
My hero for all time to come
"God's Spirit spoke through me,
His words took shape on my tongue
The God of Israel spoke to me,
Israel's rock mountain said,
'Whoever governs fairly and well,
Who rules in the Fear-of-God,
Is like the first light at daybreak
Without a cloud in the sky,
Like green grass carpeting earth,
Glistening under fresh rain.'
(Like King David
Prince William you will say)
And this is just how my regime
For God guaranteed his covenant with me,
Spelled it out plainly
And kept every promised word
My entire salvation
My every desire."
We've been blessed to see your evolution
We have become
We found guidance
We found strength, joy
We found new hope
We found new possibilities
Our champion indeed
"Champions excel because
They transform their minds
Body and soul
They achieve what others cannot conceive
Because they persevere in the valley
And are prepared to risk
They previously thought impossible."
My grandmother is one of these amazing champions that the writer writes about so eloquently.
She gave me pure bliss
Being cradled by her
Was like being cradled by God
She was strong
Yet so loving
She was disciplinarian
Yet as soft as a dove
She physically fought a tyrant who sought to reduce her
She packed her family belongings
And her father's livestock
They didn't run
They walked away
A praying woman
Who's trust rested solely in God
Till the day she died
I inherited gold earrings from her
They were her grandma's
She was a true liberator
If she was famous
She would have be hailed as the MOTHER of FREEDOM like Rosa Louise Parks
These grandmothers revered all beings
They saw God in every being
They were on a much higher plane
That is often missing in preachers
Missing in those who claim to be human rights activists
My granny didn't play favorites
She must have know that
If you play favorites your family unit
She taught me everything I know
I am who I am today because of her love, tenderness and teachings
Not through words
Through her actions
I watched her every move
She was highly energetic
Two of her late children inherited her energy and brains
My late aunt Elizabeth whom I called Mama and late uncle Elijah
A very handsome football star and a teacher/ model/ social worker
She always liked it when I modeled for her, or danced
Or just tried on my garments
Granny was as still as the ocean depth
She and my grandpa had no bitterness whatsoever
They uplifted humanity
They celebrated all human beings
They wanted to see successful human beings
Because they were successful too
My granny once said that even your own flesh and blood can be jelous of you
Its very true
Blessed are those families who have risen above such issues
She could pray for things
And her prayers are always answered
Even to this day
I see her prayers answered through me constantly
This is the reason I pay no mind
To small minded beings
"Truth is powerful and it prevails."
My grandparents never complained about anything
When I think about the day we were forced out of our home
During Forced Removal
Seeing them in my mind
Leaving everything they owned behind
Land, friends, wealth, comfort, livestock,
Which my grandfather loved with all his heart, soul and spirit
His horses, cows, sheeps,
My granny's chickens,
Their garden, gorgeous flowers, fruit and veg
Its heart wrenching
Their love for each other
And friendship really puts a smile
On my face
I loved teasing them mercilessly
Especially my grandfather
We would giggle endlessly
Sometings I'd be in so much trouble
For being silly
I'd bribe him with a cup of tea
Ha ha ha
Everyone always flocked around us
Wanting to know what we were talking about
And how come we were giggling
So much fun
My grandpa found a counselor in me
He would tell me things that he wouldn't tell his children
It was sacred and awesome
What a gift of love
What a blessing
I marvel at their tenderness and
Peace of mind
They addressed me with so much
Respect, love and tenderness
This is the reason we know for sure that the animal kingdom will be restored. It has overseers like you Prince William. Loving Rulers over all things that God created.
'How great is ADONAI,
Who delights in the peace of his servant!'
Then my tongue will tell of your righteousness
And praise you all day long."
May God bless you and your family sweetly and deeply.
May you reach endlessnes! Creativity and boundless energy be yours forever more.