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Towers of Babel?

Our towers of Babel or His Kingdom on earth. / What we want to accomplish / Or what He wants to establish. / Glorifying His name or fame f…
Triumph by Rishani Sittampalam Abide by Rishani Sittampalam

Wait

Wait – dally a while longer, hope is not lost, He is faithful. / In that long, sometimes treacherous wait, / Hope… for what i…

Let Them Come

Insignificant. Cast aside. Sent away to live alone in shelters and homes. / ‘Orphan’. / ‘Bastard’. / ‘Your pa…

One

We are the singled out, the odd ones, the faceless, those who blend in to the crowd. The orphans left behind, the hungry for a connection, …

Hello… good bye…

Sometimes / That’s all there is.. / A simple hello and a good bye, it was nice to meet you… / You hope… hoped / Because i…

Take My Picture

Everyone wants to take a picture beside someone famous¬ / To glory in their glory, to be in their spotlight / To be where the fame is / And…

Junkyard Jewels

Everyone’s got their own junkyard inside of ‘em. Covered thickly under pseudo faces, / But sometimes the truth tend to leak out at t…

Keep Me Here

Lord hold my heart in Your heart, let me never venture to awaken what sleeps until it the season is upon me. Lord I give you my heart, hold…

I will exult

Some days things fall apart, / Sometimes things fall into place, / Sometimes the harvest is overflowing / Some days there are no figs on th…

Clutter

We are cluttered / In the things we think, / In the things we do. / In the things we choose to fill our lives with. / In the things we a…

Seasons Change

All that is within me that has withered and / Died in this present and ever dark winter storm. / Will reawaken as sure as the night turns …

Just The Muse

Frankly my dear / He just wants a tussle in the hay / Call it what you want / But that’s all there’s to say / Don’t pa…

Poison

I have been poisoned by you. Happens when you allow evil dressed in kindness to dilute your joy. There is this hole, a gaping wound and it …

Prison

We build our prisons / We stay within its confines / Chained to our own lack of will to break free / Looking out through the bars / Waitin…

Lug not

The rich man. He was tied up to everything that belonged to him. His possessions were his status quo. His possessions defined him in his co…

Nidhahasa

Unwind, unfurl / Unbound / I fly away / Free on freedom day. / The deadness in that cage / Imprisoned, chained down no more / I am done. /…
Shut Out - Tune In by Rishani Sittampalam

The Little Lost Coin

Father where do I start? / How do I tell You where I am when You already know exactly where I am? / In this ever persistent dark place. / Y…

I wrote this for you…

Smile, don’t let life’s circumstances imprison you or take away your joy… / Laugh, if you are feeling down. Have you hear…

Run with the river….

Time has lapsed, / Days have passed, / Ever determined to move forward and / Leave the past behind. / Don’t look back, don’t regret, do…

Anymore

I remember evenings, the TV babbling like an unstoppable brook in the background, the dog at his feet. Him rambling on about everything and…

Micah 6:8

Justice also means never having to wonder if there is going to be food to feed our children. Mercy also means, we show we are intentional a…

Trust like a child…

We grit our teeth, take our burdens and plough through this jungle every single day, because life has to be done. / There is no quitting. /…

The God of the Gutters

The castes we are born into, the families we come from, the lifestyle we have allowed to define us, are immaterial to God. Like noble vesse…
My soul magnifies the Lord by Rishani Sittampalam

Hope Still

Dear heart, do not revel in the disappointments, / holding onto the dissatisfaction of how things turn out is the / cancer that eats away…

Left Behind

Everyone dies. / A door closes. / Sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly. / The door is never kept ajar. / It is not a goodbye where you …

Who will carry you?

Count on the one hand, how many friends have you? Count on the other how many friends rooted in Christ have you? The man with Palsy had 4. …

Desecration

Consumed by lawlessness. Breaking the rules. Rebelling. / Undoing the done on that day on the Tree / A death died in vain for the Judas I k…

SOS

Every day I yearn to return, every day I determine today is the day. But how do I return or turn away from this vomit, this decadence which…

Predefined Definition

I / am here. / No one knows where I am. / They cannot find me / They cannot resolve me. / I am visible / But they cannot see me. / Th…

Two Roads

Would you pursue that which will not pursue you? Would you pursue that which does not reciprocate? Why do you pursue what you already know …

Deafening silence

I look at the picture once more, / The stranger, / and I wonder, could this be / I ask God, but He remains silent… / Silent / Deafening …

Rivers

Round and round in my head, tightening its grip, / Clenching, unclenching, suffocating and then no more / from this point on / I let go. …
Ripple Effect by Rishani Sittampalam Soar by Rishani Sittampalam

Constant Cravings

Lost in the mayhem of the moment, the way out is nearer than I wish it be, but should I, and I know the answers… yet I do not choose to lea…

Façades

Muse / He lays it down that which she had already surmised of him, – he is no enigma, she is not completely oblivious to him. He thin…

Babel

Be secure / O heart of mine, when evil men plot and connive / Hope only in God. / They who are insecure cross their rivers / stepping on ot…

Sweet Surrender

It stands tall over me, / angry and tumultuous, / threatening to crash over me, to drown me, push me under its rage. / To cut off my air…
Do not compromise by Rishani Sittampalam

Be

Be more daring, break a few rules, break out of the mold, / Expand your territory, soar a little higher, break your own boundaries –…

That’s how it rolls

There are no promises that everything work out well, / not even when you follow the plan step by step, / The strategy does not always wor…

He is faithful

No matter who we are, what we do, how we think – / God is yet Sovereign, / and not limited to or boxed in by our perspective of Him…
The Vase by Rishani Sittampalam

The Boxing Ring

Job. / Round one. / Circumstances knocked him down to the ground – life boxed him to the ground. Shattered everything secure. Calamity took…

Gluttons in Pious Clothing

We run away for a lack of space to live and space to grow and be only and no other than ourself. They are trigger happy to shoot us down wh…

A call to remember…

Weep with those who weep is how God responds to pain when there is suffering. Yet like the Sadducees, the church are the first to judge and…
Blessed Be Your Name by Rishani Sittampalam

Still I will say, blessed be His name

Job, the type of guy who wouldn’t throw the towel in. The type who did not turn his back on God – Satan may have propositioned the pl…

Be

Listen to those voices that put you down – they aren’t your enemy, in fact they could be your best friend edging you forward, if you …
Be by Rishani Sittampalam

The First Daughter

She was the first daughter of the Father of Creation. She may have been her Father’s pride, perhaps the reason why even today daughte…

‘Seems fair…,’ he said

Some circumstances lie within our control like clay in our hands, pliable, we can shape it to what we need. One day it will be another good…
Jesus was a humanitarian by Rishani Sittampalam Set Them Free by Rishani Sittampalam

Take A Bow

Graceful is never expecting anything in return, is never holding onto or holding back that which never was yours in the first place, grace…
Roar Back by Rishani Sittampalam

A Purposeful People

We are not a people without purpose. Each one has a task – a daily checklist handed down from Above. Whatever we feel on certain days…
The Alpha & The Omega by Rishani Sittampalam Name Above All Names by Rishani Sittampalam

Faith is…

You can’t climb your mountain only on your knees. Obstacles don’t move by themselves. Sometimes God expects us to be still and know He is G…
Jesus by Rishani Sittampalam

Anchored

I mess up – trip up, intentionally disengage, deactivate the God connection at times. But because of His fierce love for me, every single w…
Measuring Tape by Rishani Sittampalam A Blessed Christmas and A Joyous New Year by Rishani Sittampalam

This is Our God

The gift, the token He once presented me with to remind me of the His never-ending love for me. He lavishes me with extravagance, when I kn…
Pray for me by Rishani Sittampalam

Love as I have loved…

Every single human being is created in the image of God. He created us flesh and blood. He became fully Man to make us His. / He disrobed p…
PRAY by Rishani Sittampalam

Rumours

Abba Father, I pray for a world in pain. Every war has its own humanitarian crises. Lord you are the same and your Word changes not. You ar…
A Right To Protection by Rishani Sittampalam CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN2 by Rishani Sittampalam Crimes Against Children 1 by Rishani Sittampalam Seek to find by Rishani Sittampalam

Time to turn away

God uses fallen people. He uses messed up people. Messed up by our standard – yeah, he plays the fool, she’s into all kindsa weird things, …

Submerge

Submerge me in streams of living waters of grace so pure. This grace You’ve given, I have misused, used for my convenience, abused. Now I a…

Down Down Down

Falling, / dropping / from the heights / into the / depth / hurling like a dead weight, down down down / Plunging down, / headlong in…
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