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BATARE AADUN KOKOOKA

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BATARE AADUN KOKOOKA

BÀTÀRE ÁÁDÚN KOKOOKÀ

Be slothful, you’ll end up with mean men.
Be diligent, you’ll rule over your kinsmen.
If all you invest your time is sleep,
Poverty is all you’ll reap.
But if you work very hard,
Men will cherish your fruitful yard.

Instead of chasing current effizy
You can be another positive celebrity
With your vigor, combat life storms
To you ovation and applauds will be norms
Everywhere you traverse on world’s arena,
Bàtàre áádún kokookà

The last line is a Yoruba (one of Nigerian tribes) idioms which means “If you study well, 
your shoes will sound ko ko ka” (onomatopoeia for shoes heels hitting a stony ground). 
This implies that hard work pays. 

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 10:33:00 AM
    Enjoyed the reading of this interesting Piece Angel, ( looking forward to seeing more next year )

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 5:53:00 AM
    Very well done,poem Angel ! - Thank you for year 2012, many good poems and nice comments from you! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 12/26/2012 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Anne Lise... Love... Angel