I have always been dedicated to education. At a young age, I was taught to empower myself through the written word, I was advised to get into the rhythm of reading, I was influenced to tune into the magic of books. I was told not to stop when I am tired but when I am done, I was taught to learn. I learnt that I am not free until I free my thoughts.
I come from far…
My books have always been my best friend. My sisters were always my umbrella through storms. My brothers were always my shade through sunlight. My parents have always been there for me. God never left, nor forsake me…as promised.
Along the way; she emerged out of the blue sky and started irrigating my garden like rain combating the effects of radiation; from a mere hiker to a driver, from a passer to a keeper. Peculiar was our combination, for our personalities were delineated by words like discordant, discrepant, incompatible, incongruous, inconsonant, inharmonious, and repugnant. Belief kept us together, belief that we want to go far together.
I come from far…despite all odds
Despite all odds, I chose to rise to greater heights. I chose to get full with knowledge on an empty stomach, I chose to sacrifice my childhood and dwell in education, I chose to focus my energy on positive things, I chose to be a role model. Despite all odds, I have always had choices…I chose to use my mind, I chose to understand that alcohol is not the answer, it just makes one forget the question.
Despite all odds, I chose to walk the walk…I chose to put the effort.
I chose to be the best, I chose to emerge from difficulties, I chose to fly better than an eagle, I chose to dive better than a dolphin, I chose to run faster than a leopard,
Who are you to tell me that I am not an exclusive?
I know where I come from, and I know where I want to go. I come from far and I will not stop now, not later. Only the common destiny can stop me. Before it knocks on my door; masses would have seen a better life through me. When it enters; masses will live off my legacy.
I will emerge out of the dusty dessert and make it rain. Thunder will be my middle name, lightning will be my nickname. The time will come where what is sown shall be reaped. Far taught me how to be patient, many call it a virtue; far disciplined me. People misconstrue me for the ‘ultimate’, for I have accepted that there is nothing wrong with falling…but everything wrong with staying down.
I come from far…
I come from far and I am going far, Far away beyond the views of naked eyes, Far away beyond the views of binoculars, Far away close to the city of imagination,
I am going to get far because I understand that winning is all about exerting the necessary effort. I understand that the word impossible is a formal excuse utilized by the lazy.
My mind was programmed to believe that every problem has a solution. Drown me into an ocean of problems and I will emerge like a submarine. Challenge me under pressure and I will alert you that than an eagle flies the best during a storm; I will make it a point you understand that there is no elephant which finds its own trunk too heavy. Give me an opportunity and I will grasp it with both hands. Put me in light, and I will embrace it; for I know the absence of light… far has taught me, far will teach me more.
I am called the traveller…engraved are the thoughts of where I come from and where I want to go. How can I lose focus?
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