Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ogedengbe Tolu Impact writes


When life bends you to your knees
And misfortunes do not harken to your pleas.
When life slaps you on your cheeks
And tears flow down to your heels.

When failures appear in your life
And sadness cuts you like a knife
When all you find in your archive
Are bad results forming a hive.

When things are falling apart
And sorrow feels your heart.
When others are moving on a cart
And you seem to remain on a mat.

Don't lose hope, it's just for a while
Things will change and you'll smile
No matter the failures in your file
Don't give up, it's just for a while.

No matter the disappointment
Hold on and don't be despondent
No condition is permanent
Hold on and don't be despondent.

1 comment:

  1. Despite the separation of geography and a century, this poems strongly reminds me of William Ernest Henley's "Invictus" in terms of tone, attitude, theme, structure, and rhythm.

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.


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