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THE TROUBLEMAKER (for Nelson Mandela)

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The troublemaker took a  Long walk – 27 steps, for his people’s freedom And the bleaching of a colored nation

I AM PREPARED TO DIE ( a tribute to Nelson Mandela)

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The blackness of his skin shone against the whiteness of their guilt “I am prepared to die,” he said the accusers murmured, insecure the judge’s gavel struck, unsure

LIFE ASKS US DIFFERENT QUESTIONS...

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Why try to become him , her , them When Life asks us all different questions And our examinations times are not the same? If only you would look at your question sheet You would see that your   Life's equations Can't be solved by others ' formulas !

#CandidLAGOS: AMBassador-ODE...

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I wrote this #poem because I love all the Hustling people of #Lagos that #Ambode wants to kill with his Ode behaviour. #CandidLAGOS

POVERTY OF THE MIND – THE ALCATRAZ WITHOUT WALLS

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I have tasted poverty of some sort in my life and I have seen people battle with different forms of poverty. People have been denied an education because of poverty. People have died of illnesses and hunger because of poverty. Lives have been ruined because of poverty. Poverty is therefore terrible. However, the worst form of poverty is not financial lack.  The toughest form of poverty, one which is extremely hard to surmount is the poverty of financial ignorance. Believe me, it is.  It is not enough to have money or an income – many people today have an income but are poor. As a matter of fact, they are poorer than those who earn equal or less income than they do, poorer than those who have greater responsibilities.  Poor! Why? Poverty of the mind… I will explain this with three categories of people: THE YOUTH/STUDENT – it is a general assumption that students don’t have money. But that is a lie. If we are to believe that TIME is MONEY, then students/youths have a whol