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Hope’s Hope

Hold not to the regret of yesterday

Rather in steadfast measure,

Cling to the promise of tomorrow.

For what futility of purpose does it serve,

To descend immobile, into the abyss of remorse

Yearning for what was lost or has not been,

More despair, in the company of bleakness.

Shake off the miserable melancholy and reverse

That energy into earnest utility, and towards

The unbridled optimism within the sphere of hope.

 

Yemil Benjoy ©

 

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Reflect Nigeria – Demand For Service

While the very hapless existence of the populace is exacerbated, and

Continues to be enormously plagued by the consequences of inept

Governance, which the longsuffering citizens of an otherwise blessed country,

In this century confront and without remission endure, amid the overwrought plight

Of the absence of constant electricity and illusive dribble of portable water

Alongside with the demise of salaries for the long-forsaken government workers,

Necessities, most ordinary, for simple human existence within the shores of a “Giant”,

Compounded now, by the foreboding and alarming escalation of the cost of food

Resulting in the intensified pestilence of hunger insidiously ravaging the erstwhile

Promising fabric of a society, seemingly a distant memory, of a forgotten mirage.

 

And as the beleaguered hope of competent and available healthcare for all

Unfortunately eludes the weary grasp of most of the distressed citizenry…

Then in intemperate, ever conspicuous and excruciatingly painful irony

The chief executive of the nation, a public servant, sworn to serve, not only

Takes inopportune refuge from all that is ailing the country in a foreign land,

No less, than the former colonial power, from which the inalienable right for

Independent government was wrestled from decades ago, to seek treatment

For a simple malady, while his citizens are relegated to the gamble of imposed fate.

Thus, by the very blatant official acquiescence, it signifies in obvious measure his

Unreserved lack of confidence in the regime over which he presides, and confirms in

Tragic and regrettable dimension, the vacuous hope, residing within the bemoaned land.

 

Forsooth, which Nigerian citizen has the ability to deploy the national treasury,

The property of the people, for their personal use, to travel at full expense of the

Demoralized masses, in fleets of jets and with the ubiquitous “per-diem” entourage,

While the burdensome cloak of lamentation detrimentally covers his forlorn people,

Even to the point of an early shroud and untimely grave, due to the atrocious lack of

Access to life-saving and sadly often the most rudimentary of medical care. As the

People languish under the onerous and looming fear of such grievous impediment

And the laboured wails of the public crescendo in desperation, accountability in the utmost,

Is demanded from the highest office with a real commitment to stay within the land towards

Faithfully implementing the remedy for what assails the domain, as glaring example, for

Any that assumes office in the true service of the well-being of the Nigerian people.

 

 

By Dr. Yemisi Solanke Koya, Esq. ©

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Benjoy’s Corner X-10: Define You

If you are trying to shield yourself from what people

Will think or may say about your life’s journey…

Alas, it is nothing but an exercise in futility.

For we have no control over their actions or speech.

Rather expend that energy investing in you

And thrive and on the inherent possibilities.

YemilBenjoy ©

 

 

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Promise Anew

And although, the dawn of the new year is now but a memory,
As the year itself, unrestrained by time, embarks on its own course
Through the passage of each minute, towards the fulfillment
Of its own destiny within the global enterprise of existence,
The dawn of hope never eclipses or fades into the oblivion of time
Rather, with the unfolding of each precious moment, lies renewed
Promise that knows no bounds and springs to inspire one and all…
Therefore, seize it and maximize its potential to fit your purpose.

Happy New 2015.

YemilBenjoy ©

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Recalibration Required

It is but not a failing to embrace new things
In the quest to advance forward in life…
For when we hit that point, in this terrain
Where the winds of the challenge remain
Steadfast in their determination to incite
Discontent and lack of tranquility, and
Old plans, which otherwise work, yield
No momentum towards progress, then
My friend, it is time for introspection towards
Full recalibration and the utilization of new strategies,
To transcend that which appeared to be immutable.
At this juncture, take heed to adapt, and
Not rely solely on what worked in the past,
Which may not have the power to see you
Through the current turbulent storm.
Rather with courage, try something new
For there is victory in realizing the futility of
The plans that no longer bear fruit.

YemilBenjoy ©

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Refocused

Focus not on lost opportunities,

Rather, focus on the new promise

Yet existing in the present, and

The hope still contained in the future.

YemilBenjoy ©

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Curb The Negative

Do not let the ripples of irritation in life
Be they constant, or intermittent, detract
From the promise and joy of living earnestly.
For they, possess the power and proclivity
Of attempting to consume or overshadow
Life to the disadvantage of sustained progress.

Therefore, make diligent entreaties towards
Focusing on the nature and promise of hope.
Accentuate that which inspires the spirit to soar.
Convert the destructive into positive momentum,
And propel yourself forward to the realization
Of the dreams you envisioned for the fullness
Of the bountiful gift of the life that is yours.

 
YemilBenjoy ©

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