Posts Tagged ‘belief’

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Strange-land mine
While you dance to the urban wind of belief
And to the treading feet which awaken relief
And as the hill sojourns with you on his back
You must embrace it all…
…that the canals stream your way
 
When your braids besot a
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doesgodexistThe idea of something bigger than you, something outside of you, something not derived from your own reasoning, to which you are nevertheless morally accountable, could be like ‘ochawakiri’ (the mythical monster they told me as a child was lurking in the village night). So, someone once said, religion is the opium of the masses. It’s something given to gullibles to dull their senses, so they can be led by the nose. And, today, people queue up for miles just to
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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SELF-CONTROL

Posted: May 24, 2015 by Dorian in Yes I Believe.
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   I’m well convinced that while some don’t know the value of what they don’t have,some practically don’t know the value of what they have and there are some who actually know the value of some things which they have but can’t keep it in a balance so they
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I WON’T BE ANOTHER STATISTIC

Posted: November 15, 2014 by Dorian in Getting Inspired
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I won’t be another statistic

Some kid who has low self esteem

I’ll raise my hand and ask my question

And sit with a confident beam.

I won’t give others the chance to mock me

I’ll walk with my head held up high

I won’t get mad, angry or sad

Even when they laugh that I don’t know the value of pi.

 

I won’t be another statistic

Some kid who depends on others to be happy

I’ll not give in to depression even I’m tempted to

And shut myself out when I think I can’t cope.

I’ll not let suicidal thoughts fill my mind

I’ll reach out and seek as much counsel as I can find

I won’t let myself think I’m not good enough

I’ll stand up to my demons even when it seems tough.

 

I won’t be another statistic

Some dumb kid hooked on crack

I’ll stand my ground and say NO to drugs

I’ll resist peer pressure and get right back on track.

I won’t let heroin and cocaine dictate my moods

I won’t give in and be another drug addict

I’ll stay polite, courteous and not be rude

I won’t let narcotics pass my life’s verdict.

 

I won’t be another statistic

Some silly ambitionless girl

I won’t be fooled into any fruitless relationship

That’ll dampen my super bright future.

I won’t get pregnant before I’m ready

I won’t allow myself be deceived by any vulture

I’ll take absolute pride in my virginity

And put my hope and trust in the Supreme Divinity.

 

I won’t be another statistic

Some unruly child who’s not aspirational

I’ll set my short and long term goals

I’ll be a teenager the society finds functional.

I won’t be cowed into doing stupid and wasteful things

I’ll be firm and say NO to misleading friends

I’ll concentrate exceedingly on the greater now

So I can bountifully reap what I sow.

 

I won’t be another statistic

Some teenager the world doesn’t know

I’ll work hard and make a difference

And bow politely with a smile when people say “wow”.

I won’t be just another Nigerian teenager

Who’ll hide under a truckload of excuses

I’ll strive to be the renowned dogged changer

And make the most of great opportunities.

Yes, I won’t be another statistic

 

Otuagomah Dhebbie. 

@otua_dhebbie.