So should we read through the lines.
Everyone seeks success,
But few are willing to brave the process.
How does a student hope to pass
When he fails to listen in class?
Do our destinies not yet lie in our hands,
Though we all are formed from sands?
Free your mind of personal vanity;
Be lucid, without sacrificing your sanity.
Troubles will and sure must come
(Well this might frighten some).
But the wise know it won’t last forever
And they stay determined, strong as ever.
If you be bothered, wondering if things would be fine,
Remember that after the storm comes sunshine.
Sometimes your joy may turn to sadness,
Your heart thirsty for drops of gladness.
Even then, strive, do not be weary.
Do not sit back and await a fairy
For laughter is sweeter after you’ve cried,
Victory sweetest, knowing how hard you tried.
So keep your head up and face the sky,
Keep faith and problems shall pass you by.
What makes you better doesn’t kill.
The power is yours to do as you will!
Written by: Ogoluwa Simon Ojewale
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.