Friday, 16 December 2011

Thank You Tororot For This Year


As we draw close to the end of this year, I have so many things to be thankful for.

I thank Tororot for speaking to the hearts of three kindest souls who paid my fees at Kenya School of Law. God demonstrated once again that He is the provider of all that we desire. Up to now, I have not figured out how I came to the Law School. To these vessels that Divine Providence used to expand my horizons, I speak blessings to their lives. I don’t have gold to offer but a heart that will touch other people’s lives.

I thank my mother, brothers and sisters, relatives, friends who stood by me all this time. The path I took is a bit difficult to understand. It gets complicated when I mix it with some writing and poetry. One day you will fully realize the import of all these.

I thank Sherry Blue Sky, my Koko, who has been my “koko” always encouraging me in my poetry and fundamental issues in society. She has let me grow in wisdom. She has had a tremendous impact in my life. Never had I figured out that a blog could unite two souls from such diverse backgrounds and geographical locations. I owe it to her of learning the word “bioluminescence” and “Yippee” and “Yay” and “Wowzers” ( And “argh”, ha ha).

I thank all my fellow poets and readers of my poetry especially Madhumakhi, TheUnknowngnome, Andy and so many other warm souls who have graced my blog. There are others who have always read my poetry and I may not know them by name but your presence means a lot to me.

I thank all those inspirational sites I call “mountains” to the Echoes of the Hills for their continuous  prompts, encouragement, information and dedication to our Muses. Their toil can hardly be compared to anything. They carry the love of poetry and humanity in their hearts. Such a virtue needs praise!

I thank all my Facebook friends, My Fanpage community, my twitter followers and all those friends I interact with in the social media. Whoever thought the social media would have united us all? Thanks for being there for me. Thanks for keeping me going.

2011 has been a tremendous year.  I have grown in so many ways. And with the grace of The Supreme God, I look forward to 2012 with a renewed vision, a child-like curiosity in observing nature and professional growth. If 2011 has been a window through which I look into my future, then how excited am I to sprint into it, marvel at its beauty, bring change with whatever seed Tororot has planted inside my heart and yet remain humble in realizing that we are but mere mortals and not greater than any other in this world.

God, you have a reason why I have lived this far. I trust in your Divine Providence. Create within me the desire to be a servant, to be your slave. Let me not harbour any resentment over anything. Let no anger poison my heart or mind. If I do anything, however small, let it be out of love. Lord, of your abundant Grace, that overflows in the path my life has taken, fill my heart with gratitude and contentment. I have not been any better than a beggar or a stranger with no house. I have not done anything special to deserve such mercy. If anything, Lord, I have fallen short of your Grace. You have let blessings chase me as if they were a mighty waterfall. I have not used my strength and where I have used I did not succeed without your hand. Where I have drank from the cup of sorrow, you have stretched a chalice full of encouragements, love and contentment. There is a path to all these, Lord. That is all I know. You are busy pulling the strings here and there. You have pulled me from humble beginnings and placed me among the privileged. You have not looked at my limitations but you have always expanded me. Tororot, I am not worthy yet you have made me a story of Your greatness. The limitations of our human tongue cannot express the height of my gratitude to You.

At that note, Echoes of the Hills wishes everyone here Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012. Keep well, dear reader. If Tororot sees it fit that we get into the year 2012, we will do this again next year. It only gets better. O, the excitement to all this!

Your Servant on Muse,
Lorot Son of the Hills
(16/12/2011)

10 comments:

theunknowngnome said...

Salem, my friend, allow me to kneel and pray with you. Your prayer resonates gratitude and optomism far beyond the Echoes of the Hills. From our hearts to His ears let it be of love. Your eloquence I will echo.

Merry Christmas and may the coming year be more than you have seen through the window!

madhumakhi said...

Thank you so much ndugu for mentioning me!
And this blog post of yours will remain in my memory for a long time. Never before have i seen gratitude to eloquently expressed. Your humility is also commendable.
You are really talented. I just hope that Tororot will let the waterfall of blessings become bigger and bigger. I hope you get known the world over too. And i hope you continue doing what you do out of love.
I feel blesses to have a poet like you in my midst.
With admiration and love,
madhumakhi

madhumakhi said...

Thank you so much ndugu for mentioning me!
And this blog post of yours will remain in my memory for a long time. Never before have i seen gratitude so eloquently expressed. Your humility is also commendable.
You are really talented. I just hope that Tororot will let the waterfall of blessings become bigger and bigger. I hope you get known the world over too. And i hope you continue doing what you do out of love.
I feel blesses to have a poet like you in my midst.
With admiration and love,
madhumakhi

P.nyorsok said...

It has never crossed my mind how the name Tororot can be sweet to the mouth and ear before than as I am reading your master piece. Knowing what it means, I could not imagine how Tororot can be one and the only God watching over us. Thanks son of the soil for re-activating that awareness in me that Tororot is Tororot and He is Mungu.

I am going to tell you here once more and agin in the future I will still say, beyond the blue horizon, beyond the end of our vision, that place where Torort dwells is your limit. Your art is getting polished day by day and Tororot has more in store for you. Keep the focus, train your eyes on your targets, I am most definite 2012 will be more fruitful for you.

Aaaaaw, the prayer is powerful, may Tororot grant you more wisdom and humility to stick to your prayer.

Merry Christmass and happy cross-over to 2012 son of the Hills.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you are so eloquent, Son of the Hills, and you have such a light inside you. Yes, may 2012 be even more wonderful than you have seen through the window..........you are an inspiration, and a source of hope, with your wonderful heart and outlook. Go well, Salem. I am so looking forward to 2012 and to watching as you continue to shine.

echoesofthehills said...

Thanks a lot @theunknowngnome. Our wonderful Lord has given us Grace to see this new year 2012. I hope your Christmas and Happy New Year celebrations were joyous and filled with meaning. Mine too.

echoesofthehills said...

Much humbled Koko. Tororot has seen it fit for us to see this new year 2012. This will be my best year yet!

echoesofthehills said...

Nyorsok!! What a tribute brother! I will continue improving on this art, getting better every day. Who knows what it will turn to. Happy New Year 2012. May Tororot also give you wisdom and humility.

echoesofthehills said...

Thanks a lot Behen! That is my Behen! May 2012 bring good tidings to you too. Please keep well.

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