Oyelakin Gbolahan

Rookie (February 20,1985 / Lagos)

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;
Succeed anyway.

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;
Build anyway.

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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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010


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