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METAMORPHOSIS

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METAMORPHOSIS

I ran, I chased
On faces of mortals, I paced
Unbridled success, I sought
To the lips of men, I listened
Wickedness laden my star with dust
Releasing a dirty downpour
Borne of kwashiorkor
Bulging beacons of famine

Things ground to a halt
The future no longer sure
Confusion built its nest on me
Like a spider’s web spun around its prey
As I meandered away
Into the abyss of failure
Ardently, searched I for answers
Then came the day of the star
For in my quest, found I wisdom

Eyes opened! Success is in my DNA
As I settled in, Understanding set in
Ignorance bowed to the superiority of Information
The invite of light put darkness to flight
For the journey from unknown to certainty
Is first within, then without
If I can build the right habits
I’ll experience a bright destiny

Excellence in the little things
Will magnify in the big things
Delegation is a show of confidence
Not an admittance of Incompetence
Wealth is a mindset not paper-set
My path to financial heights
Lies in alleviating the people’s plight
For when the rubber meets the road
Leadership is simply about service

Behold! The gathering of Leaders
Designed to make our world better
The orientation has expired
Our minds yet perspire
Time is ripe for action
To help build a better nation
Birthing ideas to counter frustration
Bathing confusion with requisite solution

Leaders, we have received a gift
Which has consciously given us a lift
The race is not to the swift
But God on our behalf is swift
The world now desperately needs us
To make the shift.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Interesting work that you penned about you, your country and your leaders..Enjoyed reading this morning..I hope that things a looking up for the different nations of Africa..Sara