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I have nothing
Except the air in my lungs
Which will one day return
To whom it belongs

I am a mortal
On a mission
On earth to survive
Each day I thank the creator
For keeping me alive

For my coming to this world
Was not by chance
If life is music
Then I know the dance

For many have died
With riches on earth
With no legacy to leave
And they are squeezed by death
Why seek after worldly things?
When we will one day leave
Why not show some generosity?
And try to learn how to give

And tomorrow
My son will take over my place
And teach love and kindness to the rest of the human race
Honour and loyalty are the virtues of gods
But in the world today we live like shameless dogs

The ultimate sacrifice is only achievable through death
So take courage my brother and take a deep breath	
And imagine Utopia
A place that we will go
Not when we are dead
Because on earth we can achieve it though

Devoid of the greed and the sadness of this world
Where no spear is thrown 
Or rocks hurled

Copyright © Olusegun Akanbi

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