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And The Man Died

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This piece was written by Tolulope John. You can engage him and view his blog “GOLDEN GENERATION WITH JOHN” here.

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The following depict the attributes of different cadre of men who at one time graced this planet earth:

He had the most beautiful heart ever
His generosity was second to none
AND THE MAN DIED

He was a tyrant, brute and animalistic
He caused genocide and terror was his name
AND THE MAN DIED

He was the most handsome man that ever liveth
Her beauty and skin shone like the stars
AND THE MAN DIED

He made widows and orphans
He was a rapist and pedophile
AND THE MAN DIED

His wealth was like the sand of seashore
Even five generations after him would never know lack
AND THE MAN DIED

His fame and power knew no bounds
Her competitors are yet to be born
AND THE MAN DIED

He held power like his life depended on it
He was a coward and full of prejudice
AND THE MAN DIED

His writing and speaking prowess were intriguing
The world was at his feet
AND THE MAN DIED
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WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THEIR DEATH?

-Nations mourned for days
-Nations shouted for joy
-World leaders graced his burial
-His family were jailed and killed
-National sites were named after him
-His name was blacklisted
-They wished him well in ETERNITY
-They wished he rot in HELL

But their memory faded as generations passed on

WHAT HAPPENED ON THEIR DEATHBED?

Knowing fully that a journey of eternity was about to unfold
They wished! wished!! and wished!!!
Till they breathed their last
But what did they wish they had done?

YOU DECIDE!!!

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. — 1COR 15:19

Adewoyin Joseph || @Jossef69
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Wishes Upon A Shooting Star

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I rarely believe in myths, but it could be fun often times; especially when it doesn’t hurt to try. It was the eve of my birthday and for some reasons unknown I looked up to the sky just when a meteor was having its free fall. It was indeed a cool sight!

As if on auto, I made a wish while the sight lasted (it is said that a wish made at that moment will come true), though I also made fun of myself thereafter for being superstitious. The rest came out while I was alone in my bed and it was a briefly long one.

Here it goes:

I wanna be a billionaire
Buy all the things I never had
Tons beyond McCoy and Bruno’s
They left out a vac’ in Mars
Many times I’ve said things;
“I don’t cherish fame as such”
“I hate attention and gaze upon me”
As cynosure of all eyes
Am I kidding?
No, those were just lies
Yes I want to fly and do it high
To soar and glide past the horizon
Desire burning with passion
Fiercer than the red hot coal I know
The penchant to be celebrated
Much crave to make exploits
Greater than Balboa’s

Transcending materialism
The longing to be the bright beam
Illuminating the gloomy paths
A panacea to the confused
Philanthropist to the needy
Inspiration to the discouraged
With integrity held up high
All these I desire
Call me a dreamer I least care
I aspire to shine beyond mere glimmer
Doing my best to get to the crest
Ora et laboura etched on chest
My direction to greatness obscure
I’m sure the Greatest sees all
On Him I put the rest
Today is a bright day
Tomorrow will be brighter
Brighter and better than a shooting star

Theatre blasting “Jaiye Jaiye” at 85decibels….

Don’t mind the rants.
Just a bit of my randomness.
It’s my birthday.
Wish me well.
God bless Nigeria @ 53.