Adebayo Tajudeen

Value What You Have - Poem by Adebayo Tajudeen

Mine will always be mine
And to you belongs yours
To the trash belongs the rag
What man is without his own?
What you have valued than,
What you wished for
A bird in hand worths ten in the bush

Value what you have!
For what you have can give you what you want
The price of what you have
Is the pain of loosing it
The prize of a quiet village life is,
The hassles and bustles of city life
The value of being employed is,
The shame of roaming the streets

Value what you have!
An old known devil betters the saint unknown
The worth of knowledge is,
The shame of ignorance
The price of peace is,
The woes, pains and agonies of turbulent times

Value what you have!
Leave not what you know well for the unsure
What you know gives confidence
Certainty for obscure
Wishes for realities
For aspirations come with expectations
But soon blown away like ball of smoke
If not certain
What you have is who you are
Who you are is the value of what you have

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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