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DESTINATION

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DESTINATION

Hunger accelerated my rest in the showering night
Then i dreamt, in my dream i dream i heard a call
In a cool voice telling me to go
Go because you are a king

The dawn chorus woke me up  into another beautiful morning glow
My head is swinging pendulously and my legs are willing to go

So i went, faraway i went, 
Crossing three rivers, three lakes, three desert, three wild forest.
In my final destination, i met three elders at the meeting of tripartite junctions
“Young man where are you heading to” –they asked 
I am heading to my destination, cos i am a king and i am in search of a well suited destination for my royal reign – i replied the elders
The i saw in their eyes a sorry feeling for a poor boy and they uttered :
Eyes with all its visual acuity cannot see before the head tells the leg to go
Hands far away from head give it its direction

Hmnn , the destination belongs to the hand
A hand that will rule all hands will work beyond its length 
Such will become an old hand
An old hand is a king among all other hands  
That will surely gives a crown of honour to the head  through her spirited effort
Legs may just be willing to go, even prepare to run fasted 
But if hand be idle
The head is far from being loyal to its royal.


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