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YOU CAN GIVE YOUR BEST

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YOU CAN GIVE YOUR BEST

YOU CAN GIVE YOUR BEST

Today’s stench in today’s society
Today’s filth in today’s leaders
Today’s corruption in today’s nation
Are the ill-results of yesterday’s ill-attention
	
Fathers, Mothers, Guardians and Teachers
Invest in today’s kids your fishes 
From the seas of wisdom and knowledge
For they will soon be your treasure
In that great and glorious future

Instruct them to fear God 
Teach them to detest drugs
Encourage them with your love
And preach to them moral excellence the more
For a child who is well brought up
Will make a nation well built up

Young treasures of the glorious future
Do not treasure any negative pressure
Resist, refuse and reject all attempts
Less you fashion a mere nation for your generation

Be a well of truth
Build a world of honesty
Show the fruit of piety
It’s a mark of integrity

Be a man of accountability
And a woman of transparency
Let your records score your ability
And let the books show that you are good
For when there’s fire on the mountain 
They become your extinguishers like the fountain 

Let justice reign
Let fairplay rain
For equality/equity
Is a laudable quality
In any qualitative society
Embrace the rule of law
For it is made for all
Don’t release a Barabbas and imprison a Jesus
Because to be above the law 
Is to be above the lord

Do the right thing at the right time
Avoid short cuts that cuts short
Make your hay while the sun shines
Make your stitch in time
And save nine

Tread the extra mile
And paint others with a smile
Attend to what others ignore
By doing the work like they’ve never done it before

Don’t join in shedding blood
Just to get to Aso Rock
Play according to the rules
And be ready to accept gallantly
Victory or defeat
Exchange hands of fellowship with non-victors of today
For most winners of today were losers just yesterday

Don’t be seen behind the scene
And don’t hide
Because your country is your bride
Drive her pride
Sell her wares
And be spent for her defence.
By not sitting on the fence,
You can give your best
                                          Omebe Rita	

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Omebe, your poem is very enjoyable, :-) Wishing you a nice warm welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best in your writings. I hope you find this community to be one of the best. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets, and myself? If you ever want or need feedback on any given poem, please look me up by clicking on my name anytime you're on line. I'm looking forward in becoming your #1 poetry soup fan. Please keep me posted every time you post a poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT"

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:11:00 AM
    nice msg very strong...

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 5:01:00 AM
    What a well written and honest poem about the ills of our society today. I am so passionate about bringing up our children in the ways of the Lord. The Bible says... 'Then your whole family will be Blessed'-- the rest will fall into place-- they ARE the furure. Enjoyed the 6th verse. xx

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:40:00 AM
    Fantastic with a good message. Welcome to the Soup. Rick