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Like a thunderbolt from mystery 
With full consciousness of 
As planned and re planned
Behold! A shoot of SOMETHING
Arose from the well base.

The thing was woken into 
But hardly did it discover
But guided by the Supreme 
And thoughts; and experiences
There arose the feeling of Being.

But to what purpose does this 
I never bargained for this 
Neither do I not know it much
I'm lost at perfect insight;
Be it the past, present and 

However, I accept the reality of 
frightening moments.
But as I forge ahead daily,
It dawns that life is only a drama
of many parts.

Man was born crying
He lives in chains; and,
dies in pains.
His toils are all in vanity
Sickness is the order of the day.

And, penury is worst.
Exploitations and vexations 
hover the sky
Sense pleasure is the deity of 
the age
And troubles, either bargained 
or not
This place, truly an open oven,
And a prison yard.

Thus happiness is only a
rare visitor in this general
drama of pain.
However, life is sometimes a 
worthy challenge
It is a school to learn and 

Is a student ever comfortable?
But he faces opportunities
And in the exercise of freewill
Make bold to say at epitaph
It was a worthy challenge.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2012 3:30:00 AM
    life is a pack of mysteries, you say it right. A commendable work.

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 9:47:00 AM
    A tribute to my Grandfather, Prince Abejide Abel oluyori. Rest in Peace GrandPa.

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your impressive poetry today Ayomikun. Have not read for almost a week now. I had a wonderful vacation. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 8:09:00 AM
    the first two lines are awesome the way they are said, enjoyed your write..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 2:44:00 AM
    intruiging write, it makes you think. i enjoyed it very much ..... thank you