Jeremiah Adediran

Rookie (June 28,1989 / Lagos)

The Best Will Come Back To You - Poem by Jeremiah Adediran

There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,
There are souls that are pure and true;
Then give the world the best you have,
And the best will come back to you.

No matter how fast, nay vast,
I cast my mind into the past,
To contrast the blast of craft,
In Empress Bridges' purest text,
My heart's truest tempest -
Bursts, busts, then baste to be the best.

I have been on earth's surface eight thousand days and counting, yet I didn't trudge,
I have stood in the face of adversity countless of times, yet I didn't purge.
My faith kept me going, and my dreams move forward with a tidal surge.
Please do not judge me - because it's never in me to judge,
Everything I've worked for; is for me not to be a sponge.

Every little thing I do, every little thing I say,
Unleashes contour aligned for me to be fulfilled this way,
For me to flourish and be boundless as did this bay,
Yes, all for the best to come to me this day!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It was my birthday!

Yes, my birthday inspired this piece, and of course, my closeness to making my literary dreams come to an astonishing reality.

Madeline Bridges was the 'Empress' in the poem.

Comments about The Best Will Come Back To You by Jeremiah Adediran

  • Jeremiah Adediran (6/30/2012 10:10:00 AM)

    Thank you Samuel, I felt your literary tangent. (Report)Reply

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  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (6/30/2012 8:12:00 AM)

    An impeccable reflector of deep ingenious conviction and emotion. Good syntax! I could relate to it so well and the authoral tone is majestic (in its own way) . Thumbs up, Jerry IV. Happy birthday (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 30, 2012

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