Adetola Salisu


Race Of A Life Time - Poem by Adetola Salisu

On our mark
We had in readiness set
just for us to go

And at the sudden blast
Of our referee's whistle,
Everyone anxiously dashed out to race

Barely had we begun,
Through half way of the track
Than my legs began to ache

With his waggling eyes wide open
our refree refused to stop
What turns out to be a race of our life time

As others like antelopes ran
As others like horses ran
Alas! like frog I limped

For fast and far ahead of me they've gone
But who says that the tortoise has got no hope
When in his heavy humpy shell he daily carry along
Dwells his hope of a brighter and blissful future


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written out of my life's experience. A time when things became though and hard. A time when it seems that all hope was lost.A time when all things around me became stagnant and I discovered that everyone else around me were progressing at the speed of light and I had to follow them from behind with lots patience and perseverance, bearing in my innermost mind that the sky is still very much bright out there and come whatever may I'll hit the very top at last.

Comments about Race Of A Life Time by Adetola Salisu

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/15/2015 2:23:00 PM)


    Dwells his hope of a brighter and blissful future to win the race in life time. Really wonderful poem shared. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2015



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