Willy Munyoki

Rookie - 189 Points (1/8/1990 / Nairobi, Kenya)

Selflessness I Pursue - Poem by Willy Munyoki

To live I am given, albeit for a moment
To a world where virtue and vice mix, I have been sent
And though human inadequacies are some my part
A selfless cause for human advance I work at.

Of that loves to read and write I am the kind
About the greats, the Bible, the waters and the wind
Some pertinent knowledge to glean, something new to weave
And behind a more illumined generation leave

As Shakespeare and Lincoln, and all the brave
Near as Jesus did the world to save
Chose without malice to lead for the gain the other
I bound to be a benevolent brother

For what from greed, for expediency’s sake,
Can a temporal ruler if given make
Except only acerbating guilt and heartless wave
And finally a fall into a mocked grave?

My politics are a liberal and cunning thought
The noblest findings of Monsieur Frank and Luis O’Sullivan,
the subtlest interpretations Abraham Lincoln brought
The dutiful democracy by some in West
The sensible style that brews the best

“To let the children discover their wounding worth
Make their rightful mark and pursue their fullest mirth
To end the scourge of a shameless fleece
And leave the world praising in peace.”

That’s the goal and that’s the toil
I was for to the earth sent to moil
With Great Spirit and conscience unhurt
A godly cause on humans catapult

‘The meaning of life is to find your gift
The purpose of life is to give it away’
Y Pablo Picasso was a greatest artist
Who liberally shared such a selfless life’s gist

So when I am done and my body’s dead
“Greatness He Found, Good He Shared, To Eternity He Fled”
Let these letters on my tombstone be made
And plant a tree for some soothing shade

Topic(s) of this poem: inspirational

Form: Ode


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2015



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