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When living like you is want I want to do 

I find myself being called an imposter 

‘Cause I only love when I feel like 

Talk about God when it’s convenient 


I’m so scared of being called a ‘Jesus Freak’ 

When I would rather be the coolest one on fleek 


Loving you? 

Pssst! That’s easy! 

Loving them? 

Do I really have to? 


See I know you died for my sins 

But every day I feel like I’m nailing you to the cross 

By the lies and pretence I play like candy crush 


Help me Lord! 

Now that’s my heart cry 

I realize I’m no superhuman 

Even though I have the supernatural genes 

In my blood 

Flowing from the blood which spilled on the cross 


Now how do I, 

A child of the king 

Live on earth with no authority? 

How do I rule and reign with Christ 

When my eyes still lust after the kingdom of the world? 


I want to live like you 

Now that’s more than just a prayer 

Cause I know living like you 

Means loving others the way you do 

Staying at peace with all men like you 

Withdrawing from the crowd and fame 

To go to the Father, hallowing His name 


I realize I can’t live like you on my own 

They can see through my facade 

So please help me 


A mere mortal 

Made immortal 

By the touch of immortality 

Keeping me above immorality 


Help me not to get entangled in the web 

That I forget to ‘X’ the page 

And turn to you for a clear reboot 

Unclutter my soul and ‘shift + Del’ my messes 


I want to be like you in every single way 

And if I have to die everyday 

Help me pay the prize 

Cause being just like you is all I want to be

©Mfon Etuk, 2016


17 thoughts on “Imitation

    Courtney said:
    May 22, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Great poem! Very transparent!

    Liked by 1 person

      Dainty M responded:
      May 22, 2016 at 3:31 PM

      Oh sweet Courtney! I always look forward to your encouraging words. Thanks and God bless dear! ❤


    Tony Michele said:
    May 22, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Oh my. This is great 🙌🏾.

    I want to write like you when I grow up 😆🙏🏾.


      Dainty M responded:
      May 22, 2016 at 11:03 PM

      Thank God! Haha, you are already a great poet Tony. Thanks! 😀


    Fearfully Wonderfully Me said:
    May 22, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    I could see my students at RAGE rapping this! Very soulful and real, the way a true poem should be. We need to die to ourselves everyday… Usually multiple times.


      Dainty M responded:
      May 22, 2016 at 11:07 PM

      So true! Thank God for the insight. And thank you Emily for the kind words! God bless! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    kokodownunder said:
    May 23, 2016 at 1:27 AM

    Oh wow. This was *amazing*. This totally stuck a chord with me! Wow, Mfon, this was absolutely beautiful. ❤


      Dainty M responded:
      May 23, 2016 at 11:21 AM

      Thank God! And thanks for the sweet words Koko! You’re a peach! ❤


    Beaton said:
    May 25, 2016 at 5:36 AM

    if the price is dying every day it’s a price I’d pay for a good thing…..



    D'Dream said:
    May 25, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Awww! See me blushing here. This babe aint got no chill, lolz.
    *hold mic*
    I want to tap into your writing ‘anointing’ when I grow up lolz. You sure writes good and this poem is simply bae.

    Oh, just a reminder I just did a post on “get to know me tag” recently. Thanks for tagging me

    Liked by 1 person

      Dainty M responded:
      May 25, 2016 at 1:22 PM

      Aww, you’re making me grin from ear to ear. Thank God for the anointing. I can also see the anointing in your life (don’t be greedy- lol) I’m going to check out the post now. Thanks once again! ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

        D'Dream said:
        May 25, 2016 at 7:53 PM

        .haven’t you read about the verse of the bible that says we should covet the best gift? Please let me longthroat o! 😀 , its good and necessary for my ministry. XD


        Dainty M responded:
        May 26, 2016 at 9:54 AM

        LOL. Please go ahead! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

    Chanel Bailey said:
    May 28, 2016 at 4:42 AM

    Whoooo! Drop the Mic!!! Love it Dainty!!!! It’s soooo REAL!!😏


      Dainty M responded:
      May 29, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      Haha 😃 Thanks Chanel for the dramatic exit 😉 Thank God you love it! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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