Treasure Island

Comfort Ndlovu


I Live For A Purpose


To make my future bright,
To grasp all opportunities in sight,
To set the future hopes alight,
To spring up in utility and flight -
not by power nor by might
but by Him who created day and night -
I cling tightly to my potential,
I imagine and initiate things substantial
Because I'm a firm hearted child
pursuing a lone path -
a lone path to success -
a narrow, dusty pathway to Destiny,
Yes, I'm a proud African child
and I, and I, and I live for a purpose!

To break new grounds,
To rhyme with all lively sounds,
I hold fast to my dreams,
I shout above all screams...
I do it all with vigor and virtue,
I do it all to inform the future;
I plunge into a fountain of creativity and activity,
I climb up a mountain of reason and responsibility;
I am better than an elf
And I'll never compromise myself
Because I'm a firm-hearted child
and I, and I, and I live for a purpose!

I play like a superstar,
I eat like a superstar,
I walk like a superstar,
I talk like a superstar;
I reason with analysts,
I rub shoulders with finalists,
I train with medalists,
I give counsel to pompous journalists,
I shine brighter than a star on the high
and I tirelessly spread my wings towards the sky
Because I'm a firm-hearted child
and I, and I, and I live for a purpose!

Submitted: Sunday, August 05, 2012
Edited: Monday, August 06, 2012

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Did not God create me with his right hand? What, then, or who, can succeedingly sink my ship of dreams in the seas of unsolicited criticism?

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