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Twelve Truths To Live By, To Dwell By by Thompson Emate

Thompson Emate | Apr 8th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Facts these are,
Undisputed they stand,
We have to come to terms with them,
They are as real as the sun rises
and goes down the same,
One is,
Life is unfair,
You can’t understand why,
You can’t tell why,
Life has decided to choose you,
Why it has decided to pick you,
And show you the side it has,
Be it the good or the bad,
You can’t comprehend,
Why you are saddled with so
many battles and challenges,
Shinning stars,
They say have much to contend,
Another is,
We are not all the same,
We are created differently,
We are created with different
measures of abilities,
We are created with different
degree of faculties,
One is also,
You can’t choose where to be born,
You can’t decide to be born in affluence,
Or to be born with meagre portions,
You just find yourself there,
If you find yourself in the latter,
All you need to do is strive
and push yourself beyond border,
Another is,
You can’t be accepted by all,
You can’t be loved by everyone,
Why then kill yourself to please all,
Why then overstretch yourself to satisfy all,
At the very expense of your happiness,
The return of pleasing all and everyone,
Is wounds and scars,
One is,
It’s pointless dwelling on the past,
It doesn’t change anything,
It doesn’t make any difference,
It’s just spilt milk,
The past is gone with time,
Another is,
Nothing good and worthwhile,
Comes cheap,
It doesn’t come on uneasy platter,
You have strive to change,
And persevere to transform,
Every raw material to finished goods,
That which,
lies in our hands can be turned around,
One is,
You can’t attract who you are not,
It’s definitely who you are you attract,
Another is,
You can’t give what you don’t possess,
It’s what you have,
It’s what you have vesseled up,
That’s what you can give,
One is,
Not everyone will believe,
Not everyone will buy,
Your dreams and ambitions,
Just move on with the few that believe,
Another is
Trust no one,
Even your best friend can betray you,
Friends can surely disappoint,
No one can be solely trusted,
There should be a vacuum,
A space left for disappointment,
One is,
Life isn’t a smooth sail,
It has its ups and downs,
It has its good and bad times,
It has its sad and happy moments,
It has its challenges and luxuries,
The twelfth is,
Life is deep,
It’s more than what meets the eyes,,
It’s beyond what the surface showcases,
It’s root goes far beyond the surface,
It’s that which is invisible,
That ushers the seen.

Poet Bio

Thompson I. Emate is a graduate of University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His keen interest in creative writing particularly prose and poetry has seen him spend most of his leisure time writing these two. He has his poems,”Foot Soldier” and “Lilies” published in a youth magazine.He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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