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When you don't get 
what you want
You want what you get
That is the golden rule 
of life
Which makes you 
always happy.
If you let go of that 
Which you have, I can 
That with it to you will 
come strife
Which will make all 
things around you 

So, be contented with 
that you have
Lest it be taken from 
you with force
Or it be divided into the 
And returned to 
another or the source!

So brethren, to be 
useful and gay
Self contentment is the 
sure way!

Copyright © Adesina Idris Dolapo

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:52:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you today Adesina. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 3:18:00 AM
    I like the wisdom in this poem. There can be no happy life if we do not practice contentment. Greed has no place in life- it only makes people want more. Well penned Idris!