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Know your boundaries

Imagine when a tiny root
Claims to be large as an elephant
Challenging Nature, causing
The sky, wind, rain and the soil.

Thinking it has, already arrived
Because it has, germinating seeds,
Bragging with all the acts of God
Mighty and tall, firm and rigid.

One day, the sky began to fall
And all leaves suddenly withered
Then came the wind whirling hard
Bringing forth a cat and dog rain…

Earthquakes arose upon the soil
Placing the root where it belongs
But not until it was uprooted,
It failed to realize; no man is God.

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Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

Letter to my children

Wit, an empty field
Oh, there is nothing
Painful and devastating
As a basin claiming;
To be, to brim filled.

Beating its drum loud
But at crucial moment
Which success and growth
Is so dependent –
– on, it pours empty cloud.

So my dear children,
Please listen, be wise
Open ears and eyes
Yes, talk freely most times
But don’t beat your chest.

Be humble, my son
And daughter, apply-
-Sense, it never lies
Look up, look at the sky
Do you see the Sun-

-shinning all the time?
Though its heat can roast
The world, it still toast
To life, light, and warmth
Smiling all the time.

So my dear children,
Please listen, be wise
Open ears and eyes
Yes, talk freely most times
But never beat your chest.

©2019 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com
Onyeche Vincent Onyekachukwu

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