POEMS

Rest My Heart, Rest My Mind

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What to do
With my thoughts
I listen
I talk back
I let them lead me
To this place
Suddenly
Words become silent
Feelings loose their touch
Emotions raw and pure
Collide with my intelligence
Silencing my reasoning
Purging my logic
Guarding my heart
Giving it rest
From this journey
Rest
No thoughts
No words
Silence
No logic
Rest my heart
Rest my mind
You are deeply loved
In this place
You are safe

ABOUT

Welcome. Let’s get introductions out of the way. Don’t forget to tell me a bit about yourself too.

Selasie Bulmuo - Strategist For Insightful Living

I Write, I Speak, I Engage passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life.

Iron sharpens iron. Great minds ignite one another for the greater good. I am happy to have you here.

I am Selasie Bulmuo – a Strategist For Insightful Living. I am absolutely thrilled to welcome you to my E- home full of lovely, deliciously ‘good for you’ inspired ideas, resources and opportunities to connect with others.

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Selasie Joan Bulmuo – Who is she? What does she do?

• She is a Qualified Social Worker and Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder focused on the provision of services to individuals and groups particularly families in crisis. SJB Resource Ltd (www.sjbresource.co.uk) is a Social Capital Builder.
Blog – http://www.socialjackpotbuddy.wordpress.com (social topical issues, articles and networking).

• An Author and writer, she writes across genres and styles mainly poetry, short stories, articles, reflections, wisdom quotes, plays and songs all aimed at reaching out to others where they are and accompanying them on the journey to where they are destined to be. She also writes fiction and non-fiction books cutting across both the mainstream and Christian domains. This blog http://www.selasiebulmuo.wordpress.com mainly features her Poems, Posters (Inspirational Snippets), Smart Talk and her Fictional Works including excerpts from her books both existing ones and soon to be released ones.

• She Co-Pastors Fountain Gate Chapel, Life Pastures, North London with her husband Reverend Grant Bulmuo and also with a team of able Pastors and Ministers. The congregation affectionately call her Lady Pastor Selasie. She is a dynamic preacher of the word of God and is known for her revelatory and wise teachings which challenges people to re-think, reconsider and recover from the adversities of life and move towards walking in the sure purposes of God for their lives. Visit her blog http://www.neitherdoicondemnyou.wordpress.com for christian articles, expositions, Q&A, etc

. She runs the ‘The Marriage Preparation In 3-Step Programme’- (MP3-STEP PROGRAMME) made up of 2 modules in each step run over a period of six months, once a month as a transitionary preparation programme from singleness to married life. It is open to singles, singles in relationships and is also a really good refresher for married couples. An E- Course is soon to be launched. Visit the Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/MarriagePreparationIn3StepsProgramme

. She heads the Women’s Ministry of her local church. The HAYIL Ladies Ministry, North London. Her vision is to encourage women to DARE to break all limitations and be who they were intended to be against all odds. There are regular Influence Meetings for women to network sharing their goals and ambitions and finding resources, help and advise as well as a market for their entrepreneurial endeavours. There are revival, prayer and ministration meetings where women are released and anointed to overcome. Practical Workshops focusing on Confidence building, leadership etc are also run frequently. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Hayilladiesfgcnorthlondon

Selasie is a mother of two boys and a daughter.

• For further information on her books, writings, blog posts, Video and Audio messages, please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com

• For invitations to speaking engagements, conferences, workshops and other Bespoke events please send a request to selasiebulmuo@yahoo.com

Short Version Bio – Selasie J Bulmuo

She Writes, She Speaks, She Engages passionately mainly with the disadvantaged, the hurt and the socially struggling one who is seeking true redirection and support to discover hidden potential and to recover from the ravages of life. She is:
• A Qualified Social Worker and the Director of SJB Resource Limited, a Social Capital Builder.
• A Mother, Wife & Pre – Maital Counsellor, Examplar to Women and Co – Pastor of Fountain Gate Chapel North London.
• The author of ‘Warm Honey Drizzle & Lemon – for my blocked up soul’ a collection of poems with accompanying graphics and short fictional stories that mimic real life triumphs and tragedies; experiences to which others can relate and see their own stories and lives through. A reaching out book soon to be published.
For further information on this and other upcoming books, blog posts, speaking engagements, workshops, conferences and other projects please visit http://www.selasiebulmuo.com

POEMS

Crystallised

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Salty tangy taste
Surprising my tongue
As it hit my mouth
Unannounced invasion
Tear drops like rain drops
Running down my face
A cascading waterfall
Released from the reservoir
Of my hitherto dry eyes
Propelled by the force
Of emotions so overwhelming
Now flooding my mouth

My head is still spinning
By the bluntness of the blow
The assault to my senses
Making me dizzy
Intoxicated with exhilaration
At the dawn of realisation
That you finally said the words
Words I thought I’d never hear
No, worse, words I thought I’d never believe
And now you’ve rocked my world
And I’m reeling
More shocked me
Not by the sound of the words
But by my heart’s reaction
I am reeling from the shock
That after all these years
Those words falling from your lips
Make sense to my old veteran heart

I can’t deny it
The evidence is crystal clear
It’s running down my face
A cascading waterfall
My makeup all ruined
With tears of joy
Tears now crystallising on my face
An unforgettable picture of lost decorum
I, one so prim and proper
Reduced to mush
As the sound of your words reverberates
Echoing on in my mind
Filling up my heart
With a peculiar kind of warmth
I cling on shamelessly
To the timbre of your voice
Taking up residence in my head
Repeating……….
Repeating………..
Those funny lovely dangerous silly three words
Crystallising in my heart
‘I LOVE YOU’

POEMS

Human Eyes of Love

To be there for one another

Is what the world needs most

A world without loneliness

Poverty or violence

A world of peace and happiness

A safe place to sleep at night

Without fear, without hunger

Where I see You

And you see me

Through human eyes of Love

POEMS

In The Cleft Of The Rock

I need to find that place

Where I feel secure

Where no storm can hit

And peace remains intact

Amidst the to and fro

We search for such a place

Everywhere we can

We often think we’ve found it

In people who need it more

More than we ever did

We scrabble and we fight

We make demands extreme

Of mere men who can’t cope

With all the needs we have

We chain and imprison love

It withers and it wilts

Because its desire is too intense

The heart so tasked and weary

Demands to run and hide

The search begins again

Eyes locked on a victim new

Soon held in contempt for crimes

Crimes not yet even attempted

Because the new seems to alway bear

The charges against the old

We hurt each other so

If only we will accept

That which we seek is not

Within a mortal mere

So now I turn my eyes

I look for it elsewhere

I found a rock secure

I hide within its cleft

There it is I’m fed

In peace and security

My deep need opened bare

And met with love and care

So please beware, don’t vote

To be my all in all

You simply can’t compete

With the one that satisfies

Within the cleft of the rock.

POEMS

I Need Love – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo

I am like a big warm desert stone

Exposed to the whims of the elements

Unshielded, left unprotected

I cannot move to a place of freedom

I am imprisoned in this ground.

 

My body tells the horrid story

Of the fate I have been dealt over and over

By those who have passed this way

The howling  dry wind

The great desert storms

The  burning sun, so hot, so fierce

 

But the ones that grip my heart with pain

Are the lonely traveling pilgrims

Who sat and rested on my back

And put their feet on me awhile

But never thought to make their home

With a lonely desert stone like me

 

I thought they felt my loneliness

I thought they understood

But after they used me for a seat

They did not build a shield, a covering for me

I thought they will remember

The comfort and rest I gave so willingly

But one by one they just moved on.

Leaving me behind to my cruel desert fate

 

I am not as useless as I feel

I can remember the dreams we shared

When on my hard back you laid your pilgrim head

‘Cos no other pillow could you find

I can remember my arms were ready

To hold and carry all your luggage

I kept them intact while you explored nearby

I know your riches and your baggage

All the stuff, good and bad you carry with you.

 

But still you left me behind

Weaker than I was, when you first came along

You left me to the whims of the harsh elements

I long for one who will decide

To stay and brave the desert storms with me

I am a lonely desert stone

Imprisoned by this ground on which I stand

 

I wish I was free to go like you

So no more strangers can come along to use my back

And leave me behind when morning comes

Come stay with me oh pilgrim one

Let’s build a tent that will withstand time

I will be your comfort and you my shield

We will love each other till the end of time.

 Loneliness, the condition that disables even the great.

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

Eating In or Out?

 

 

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 KJV).

I recently had the experience of hearing a loud banging on my front door at home. I was quite annoyed by the noise and said to myself that it better be something important or I will be quite upset with the person. As you may have already guessed, it wasn’t. It was a heavily built man on his rounds checking to see if I needed my old washing machine disposed of. I calmly said no and he left.

I can imagine that the scenario would have been different if perhaps he was someone I knew or had heard of or even someone familiar and important to me. I will have been very happy to see him and will have invited him in. If it was an emergency, I can imagine that the man will have continued to bang on the door until I let him in no matter how much I tried to ignore. Although not an emergency in this case, his banging on the door was annoying enough to get me to answer it quickly.

My point is you and I are not likely to let a stranger in to our house, possibly not even in an emergency. A stranger will not expect to be invited in either. They will state their mission at the door and will depart without coming in. So when I read a bible verse that tells me that Jesus is standing at the door of my life and is knocking and wants to come in, I immediately acknowledge that he must consider himself not a stranger to me.

You see the bible says that he knows you and I even before we were formed in our mother’s wombs. ‘Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself'(Isaiah 44:24 KJV). ‘Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations’. (Jeremiah 1:5 KJV).

You see, he knows you better than anyone else and is well acquainted with your most private thoughts, your heart desires, your heart cries, your fears and worries etc. He also knows your purpose, your potentials and what he made you to be. That is why he never lets up. He persistently continues to knock at your door so he can rekindle a relationship with you. I hope you listen and hear his voice.

People usually associate this verse with unbelievers who need to be born again and rightly so, but there are Christians whose relationship with Jesus has lost its fervour. You know him and he knows you but he is shut out from the various important areas of your life, only remembered in times of crisis or on special days like Easter and Christmas. You occasionally open the door in response to his knock but refuse to let him come in. You will like to sup with him, just not in your house. You exhibit him as your Lord to everyone but you refuse to hand over the real issues of your life to him. Everyone knows you as a Christian, you talk the talk but refuse to walk the walk with him.

He is standing at the door of your life and is still knocking. He is no stranger. He loves you and wants a reconciliation with you. He says if you hear his voice (recognise him) and you let him in, he will sup ( dine ) with you and you with him.

Eating is the activity of choice for those who aim to bond or get to know each other better. When you eat with someone you are opening up to them in a personal way. It is difficult to eat with your enemy, you may choke on your food and he / she will not assist you. You take intimacy and familiarity to another level when you eat with someone especially when you do so in the intimacy of your home. You end up discussing all sorts and being very open and relaxed with each other. It signifies that you are confident about the credentials of the person and that this is not likely to be the first or the last meal together, that you are considering that person as part of your life and future.

Jesus wants to take your relationship with him to another level. Will you listen for his knock and will you answer the door and let him in. Will you let him dine with you? He promises that he will return the honour and let you in too so you can dine with him. Do you know what that means? It means he will give you free access to all that he is and has? What a privilege.

‘While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation’. (Hebrews 3:15 KJV).

Enough said!!!!