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Heartbroken Children’s Voices

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A pair of large steel scissor
Cut through
A branch

Seeking immediate remedy
Only to be disregarded
Anyway a broken branch is irreparable

Continue the breaking
Every broken branches
Shoots more arrows into my heart

Such sights
Tear two hearts into pieces
My son’s tears continuously roll down

Total broken pieces
produce
Broken hearts and feelings

Fatherly figure tend to hurt
Children’s hearts
Motherly figure cares child’s heart

Earthly fathers
Why do you have to exasperate the child?
Thus impairs Abba Father’s heart

Earthly mothers
Why do you have to spoil child’s heart?
Thus gives wrong signal

Earthly parents and grandparents
Be more cooperative
Stop confusing the obedient children

Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

My dad sits on a chair and opens my son’s blue rainbow Doraemon umbrella. Suddenly, he removes the rainbow Doraemon design cloth. I thought he is repairing it. Suddenly, he breaks it. My son cries. I attempt to stop him from continuing to do so. He doesn’t care. My mum appears and is shocked. She quickly points that is not the spoilt umbrella. Then she takes out my spoilt blue umbrella. However, dad’s words towards my son are extremely hurtful, “You have many other favourite toys. This is nothing. Anyway one branch has been broken.” Cut another branch pieces. My son’s and my heart breaks. That’s so hurting. The more he breaks, the more my heart breaks. Is that how he did when I was young? He still says he wants his children to be united.

However, now I beg to differ. My siblings lack of cooperation is inherited from my parents’ siblings generation. When the Lord bless me through partnerships with the same vision, mission and values, I have to exercise partial judgment. My partners and I shouldn’t let our family members enter into the company to promote cooperative spirit and teamwork. Most family members tend to cause the downhill of cooperativeness. Can provide them financially, but not involved into the partnership company. I can only thank the Lord’s grace and mercy to find favour from the higher management corporate people including my business mentor.

At night, my dad quickly tells me that my son plays with ice cube. I immediately step into the kitchen and I question my son, “Do you play with ice cube?” He nods. Then he asks, “is there an evidence?” My heart aches. Again I question, he answers, “yes.” Instantly, I WhatsApp Uncle WY, “My heart aches when my dad tells me to confront my son for playing ice cube. He nods then begins to say, “is there an evidence?” Please pray for the Lord’s will be done. I feel so speechless.” I really surrender my husband to God. I give up to God. I want my son to grow to be strong in God’s values. In the end, after I repeatedly seek God to forgive then I confess to him that I’m the one who wants to die. I feel so much better. Then he compliments me for doing the right thing. Next he comforts me to laughter as the best medicine.

God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

Doing and Going

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Doing good as best as we can
Going to please God in living

Doing too much
Going to drain

Going to our Lord Jesus
Doing best to our weary soul

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Monday, 4 January 2016

Being overworked can cause burnt out. Today’s technological era place more burden onto the body system. When we do too much for God, it can produce a different result. It drains our energy. Thus I conclude who to give help. I need to take care of my mental and health first. Then I can serve God more productively. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Blamed Perspectives

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Speak your opinion on this issue
I speak out
Only to be labeled selfish
Immediate suggest to overwrite
I relent out of care
Why should parents do so?

Oppressed Israelites wanted God to deliver
The Lord sent Moses and Aaron
Only to leave them alone
Immediate blamed them during harsher oppression
God delivered them out of Egypt
Why should the Israelites worship idols?
Provoke the Lord’s jealousy


Inspiration On: Sunday, 27 December 2015

In the morning, dad asks my opinion to cook the a vegetable to instruct the helper. My decision is to steam it. Immediately, he labels me selfish and blurts out his own opinion. Later, my son doesn’t like it. He never bothers to understand me. Then he suggests to use it for fried rice. I just reply that I’m okay with it. Does he ever care about my feelings? My son is overseas with his dad. Of course, I speak out my thinking when ask. I begin to see the main problem and many perspectives from this issue. Parents can’t stop voicing out their opinions onto their children due to going through many experiences. Pride seeps into their hearts. Jump to conclusion based on their sights. They have forgotten the importance to sit and listen to understand their own children.

After I do stretching from Kikuchi Taisou DVD, I begin to write. Writing is part of my discipline to improve my expression muscle. Noisy music comes out of my parents’ room. Suddenly, my dad stands at my door. He invites me to observe him to cook fried rice. I reply him later. Again he labels me and speaks that I won’t learn. Now, I see the reason parents and children fight against one another. Parents are eager to force their opinions to their children. If the child belongs to the opinionated category, they are labeled bad temper. Another category who is quiet, they are labeled for not being decisive. They care about their parents feelings. Yet the parents tend to demand their own ways.

All these help me to see from many perspectives. And also the reason I lose my concentration.

Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Trust in the Lord

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Pray to the Lord
Trusting the Lord
With hearts and minds
In everything
Doing own best

I will deliver thee
Thou shalt not be given into
The hand of men
Whom thou art afraid

I will surely deliver thee
Thou shalt not fall by the sword
Thy life shall be a prey unto thee
Because thou hast put thy trust in Me

Saith the Lord


Inspiration On: Thursday, 25 December 2015

Jeremiah 39 helps me to understand about God. The Lord spoke to the Israelites through the prophet Jeremiah. Second and third stanza comes from verse 17 to 18. These two verses speak to me the importance to trust in the Lord during my tumultuous times. Likewise, the Lord continually deliver those who put their trust in Him. This really comforts my heart to continually trust in Him. Proverbs 3 also explain the importance of trusting the Lord in whatever we do.

Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

No To Who?

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No heat is lost
No wind
Blow the flame away
Flame dissipates into darkness
Atmosphere becomes cold
Who are we becoming?
No to Who inside of Christians?


Inspiration On: Thursday, 17 December 2015

This poetry speaks metaphorically to the followers of Christ to keep the fire burning inside of them.

Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Vulnerable Humanity

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O mankind
Why are you so prone?

O mankind
Why are you so vulnerable?

Why are you
Being weak towards unhealthy habit?
Being weak towards unhealthy practices?
Being weak towards unhealthy diets?
Being weak towards sins?
Being weak towards transgressions?

O mankind
Stop being the lost sheep
Return
Return to
The Shepherd

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Sunday, 29 November 2015

The BBQ celebration at Lita’s house is enjoyable. While I am helping others to peel the pomegranate into tiny pieces, they identify it as GMO fruit. Then my business mentor’s words echo in my mind. The diet is the one that cause cancer. So I share about the organic farming that my business mentor volunteers. I encourage them to check it out. If I have the future opportunity to arrange BBQ party, I want to change the provided diet. Few people eat the cooked vegetables that I bring. Humans are prone to consume unhealthy diets.

May this bless you and improve your walk in the Lord.

Please The Lord

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Thoroughly amend your ways
Thoroughly amend your doings
Thoroughly execute judgment
These please the Lord

Oppress not the stranger
Oppress not the fatherless
Oppress not the widow
These please the Lord

Shed not innocent blood
Walk not after other gods to your hurt
These please the Lord

Obey His voice
Walk in His ways that He has commanded
Acknowledging own mistakes
Confess your sins
Receive correction
These please the Lord

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Friday, 20 November 2015

Today’s quiet time in reading Jeremiah 7 sounds so poetic. The poetry is just a summary of Jeremiah chapter 7. May this bless you and improve your walk in the Lord.