Contend With Me

Contend with me while you can 
Contend with me and I will deliver the master plan
Contend with me and I will make you smile
We have been through worse than this
And we have always rise up stronger with a mighty bliss
Contend with me and you will have something on which to rely
It has always been like this since the beginning of time
Many people have missed the mark
Because they are too busy to see the color in the sky
Nothing has changed for decades
This is a big masquerade 
People come and people go 
Playing the same shame game
But I am here to tell you in God’s name
I am not going to prematurely drop this trusted task
You could huff and puff with fire in your gut
I am here to finish what I start
And in His name I will reach that powerful mark
I am not in it for me but to save the nation from
Future catastrophe 
One day you will look at me with a smile
And said well done my child
Nothing has changed but many things have changed
I can walk more freely on the streets
And greet the people wholeheartedly 
I can connect with my friends in the East
And dance with minstrel when we feel the heat
Nothing has changed but some things have changed
Women are having decent fun
While the rascals are still on the run
Nothing has changed but some things have changed
The road are wider, pockets are deeper
Money is scarcer and people are wiser
The common man in the streets
Can use the latest technology
While the so called developed countries
are still trying to figure it out
The common man did not go to school 
But he makes me and you look like a fool
He knows how to start a business from scratch
And work hard until he gets to the top
He works night and day while you are gallivanting along the way
Nothing has changed
But many things have changed
The moped and scooters have many owners
Fancy cars are bubbling over
The economy is in good shape
But sanitation is struggling in beautiful places
Young people are parading around the town
With beautiful babies dancing around
Some have not finished school
They think it is cool to drop out of school
And marry when they are young
They are running their own business 
And paying their own mortgage 
I am impressed from outside in
I just don’t know where to begin
Their houses are bigger
And their shopping carts are heavier
And the long awaited dream is about to run over
Life is getting sweeter and the poor is happier
Nothing has changed but many things have changed
Women are getting stronger 
The years are getting longer
And minds are getting sharper
Nothing has changed but some things have changed
Dust is still flirting in the streets
And the smell of urine circulates the air
The hygiene is getting poorer 
The mind is stretching further and further
Winter is disappearing and spring is here
The tangerines are sweet
And red lanterns lined the street
Waiting for the New Year’s treat
They scroll down the street
In groups of threes latched on moped
Rocking to the rhythmical beat
Young married couples with children
Licking their lollypop and smiling at me from the back
Nothing has changed but some things have changed
Slaughtered pigs stretched out on the back of their scooter
With four feet dangling in air positioned to fight
Hen riding on the back of mopeds calling out loud to the roosters
Whose heads are wrapped with thread
Board carts converted into three wheel trucks
Elevating the poor man status and bringing him luck
Nothing has changed 
But some things have changed
I have walked down this road before
I can tell it like it is
This is not a joke
When will we ever learn?
You ask for coffee and I give you coffee
You ask me for tea and I give you tea
Why do get up every day predicting my destiny?
If you continue to use your platform to mess me up
I will go to Gods and make all of you sip the bitter cup
Give me a break to breath fresh air 
Give me a break or I will rip your cantankerous reporters off the dried up air
How about playing my role for a single day
Would you have thought the same way?
You would make the universe rumble and shake
Get out of the studio and go in the street
You will have an idea how the common man eat
Their story is more precious than mine
The world is watching you with three eyes
You should be sharing their experience every single day
So stop intimidate me and get out of my way
Nothing has changed but some things have change
Contend with me while you can
Contend with me and face me if you can
Contend with me and face me woman to woman and man to man
Nothing has changed but some things have changed
Contend with me fulfill the plan
The latter will show no mercy but I will
Give you glory
Contend with me while you can
Contend with me and deliver the plan
Some things have changed
The environment has changed
But people’s mind remained the same
Contend with me while you can
Or you will face a more severe and dangerous one
Nothing has changed
But many things have changed!


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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