By March 13, 2016 9 Comments

TearsWellington Chiobvu’s dream is to be a writer.

He’s a teenage poet. His prose comes from his heart.

For the past eleven years Wellington’s love of words has been honed through the Village of Hope in Harare, Zimbabwe. My wife and I are sponsoring Wellington through Child Care Plus.

The education and support he’s received is helping him break the cycle of poverty in his family. In June 2016, Wellington will be 16 years old. His dream is to see his work published on the internet.

So, like any proud family member, I want to help Wellington’s dream come true.

I’m sharing three of Wellington’s latest poems. Have a read and share this post on your social media outlets.wellington dream


Things happen for a reason

Do not fall my tears

You broke my heart when

You fall.

Sometimes you

Fall with anger that

You cannot accept.

You are a one of a kind thing

That God created to comfort.

You comfort me and lead

Me in the right path.

Even when I am in trouble you

Give me hope

Tears, tears, tears

Fall with hope

Tears fall with happiness

You the best

Now stop falling my tears.

Wellington Chiobvu

WHY NOT ME GODWellington diamond

Why not me God

I cry everyday for Your presence

In my life

I wish to have a long

Life and keep my family

God why not me

Take me and make

Me as Your servant

Use me and bless me God.

Things come without

Warning but You know.

Why, why, why not me

Give me the same wisdom

That You gave to Solomon

And make me great

I thank You

Wellington Chiobvu


Wellington sunriseWhen I look at you every morning

I Smile. You rule the day.

You are the best.

You shine with power over my life.

I wonder how God made you.

You rule my life and shine with hope.

Your light gives me hope.

Thank you for your light

And the new day you give me.

Thank you golden sun for your light

You are one of a King

You are unique.

You are sophisticated in all ways.

You are my hope for my future

Thank you for your light everyday

You give me light to learn

New things and experience the world.

I love you the golden sun.

Wellington Chiobvu

APPLICATION: Everybody’s dream deserves a chance to come true. Help Wellington’s dream come true by sharing his poetry on Facebook and Twitter. When you give to The Village of Hope in Zimbabwe you help him and other children have hope to see their dreams come true. Thank you.wellington

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  • Susan Glover says:

    I love the second poem (Why Not Me God). It touched my heart – as a Psalm. Very well written 🙂

  • bob jones says:

    Thank you, Susan!

  • Bonnie says:

    Pastor Bob you must be very proud of Wellington. I would like to share the first poem with a young man that grew up in the orphanage in Mexico and is now pursuing his dream to become a worship leader. He is a musician and writes songs. I think that the tears poem would make a beautiful song.

  • bob jones says:

    That would be awesome, Bonnie. Kindness and generosity go a long way.

  • Shirley Bidnick says:

    These are lovely heartfelt poems, beautiful expressions of well controlled emotions. I can’t help but think Wellington has tremendous potential. I pray that God will give him the opportunities he needs to develop his talent and succeed.

  • CD Mayo says:

    So very beautiful! It is truly a blessing to read that you feel like family to Wellington. I feel the same way about the boys we sponsor. We speak of them and wonder how their days are going.

  • bob jones says:

    Great to be a sponsor, eh? Enlarging our families and our hearts. Thank you for reading and commenting, Calay!

  • Wellington says:

    Thanks everyone for helping me

  • Bob Jones says:

    You are welcome Wellington. I’m glad you read the post. Keep on writing and dreaming and trusting God.

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