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A Word

My son,
This journey begins with a step.
always remember these words I told you
they will be your guiding light in darkness

My son,
Do not slumber with your two eyes closed,
When you own a pot of gold
The eyes of traitors are watching.
The storm might be uncontrollable
But always listen to the desire of your heart,
Its sighs are the ultimatum of success.

My son,
Do not yield according to the desire of the body
It will take you to the highest mountain
And thereafter, a big fall.
Do not call your friends traitors
You never know if they are truly for you.
If the World turned against you
Don't be dismayed
hold on to steadfast love

My son,
Do not spit on those guiding hands that ratify you
they are those sent from above to lead you
Do not engage in a battle,
You never know what will become of you.

My son,
Do not listen to the words of fools,
They will sting you like scorpions.
Do not yield to their advice,
You will get drowned in their foolishness,
And stabbed by their expectations.
Do not accept their gift,
You will get entangled in their deceit.
Do not listen to rumors
They are created by your enemies.
If they ask for forgiveness,
Always look at your back.

My son,
I have seen things,
I have heard words,
They were mine, but now your possession.
Listen to these words 
They will make you grow in wisdom.
Listen to the stars,
The sky is more than your limit.
Abide by these words,
They will make you a leading light.

My son,
Cherish these words of wisdom,
And you shall be the canopy of the cloud.
Meditate on these word,
And the moon shall be your stepping stone.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2012 10:05:00 AM
    Wonderfully didactic, Olajide. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 12:02:00 AM
    OA, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 4:39:00 PM
    Wow! this poem is just... i do not seem to make out the right words I LOVE your poem! It's outstanding and filled with everything to make life better

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:44:00 AM
    love this poem and will read more of yours later just browsing and stopping in on the site God bless

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 5:58:00 PM
    Awesome work... its something i think that the whole world should live by, and congrats on your win.b(^-^)d

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 6:45:00 AM
    Marvelus ending!"And you shall be the canopy of the cloud" Congrad's on your First round win!

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 12:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great piece to share with us all W.W. ... enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 3:22:00 PM
    Congrats W.W. on your win in P.D.'s contest with this wonderful write and win tonight.. enjoy your sweet victory with luv..

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 1:05:00 PM
    Words, Congratulations and thanks for supporting my contest. I had lots of fun reading your entry and selecting this fine poem for my contest,.p.d.

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 12:01:00 PM
    Congratulations Words on your win in P.D.'s contest " Any Poem Goes* Any Poem". Love, Carol