Do It Anyway... - Poem by Oyelakin Gbolahan
People are often unreasonable, incoherent,
incoherent, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest anyway.
If you are truthful and blatant,
people may take you for an outcast;
Be truthful anyway.
If you are faithful, loyal and patriotic,
others will mark you a rebel;
Be faithful anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
Always do it anyway!
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