Obasare shares lovingly crafted poetry that reads like a cry from her heart on
an intimate walk of faith with Christ. From the closing refrain of the opening
song, “The Grand Climax,” “Then no other will I see, But my Jesus Christ,” to
the poignant black and white photographic illustrations reflecting a number of
the poems, the reader will share a piece of the author’s soul.
uses short phrases and rhyming or wrenched rhyming lines in her quatrains.
simple beauty of worship in her poem “Beyond the Veil” reminds us that the
things of this world are changeable pictures while God is real.
gave me life
Obasare’s word pictures like “Where ‘parents’ is not a fraction” in “Somewhere”
and “When my eyes refuse to stop flooding” in “It’s not you…it’s me.”
poetry showcases her passion for love and family as well. “I Was Made For You”
is lovely marriage talk.
changes pace a bit with “Jamaica:
Land We Love.” Octets describe the pain of crime and hurt in a land of beauty
and the need for faith to remember God’s blessing.“Missing” could be anyone, anywhere, as the
poetess decries today’s lack of morals. “Where was God?” is a question most of
us ask at some point in our lives. Obasare replies in the voice of Job.
reads like an undulating ocean wave, each line a declaration of “I love you”
followed by no matter what. Obasare’s end piece, “Pieces of Me,” is like
sitting down to a cup of tea with a friend.
done! Readers of spiritual folksy poetry will enjoy this book—Fingerprints will leave its mark.