Poetry of Virtue

There has been an increasing wave of social vices in recent times. Restiveness, chaos, crisis, tragedy, and evil continue to spread like wildfire in these perilous times. A major cause of these vices is the drastic decline of the moral standards of individuals. Morally upright persons are righteous, as they uphold peace and harmony at home, in their community, and the society at large. Morally sound individuals will not perpetrate evil nor harm others.
The significance of moral uprightness cannot be over-emphasized as it brings about respectability, the establishment of good relationships, good attributes, dependability, and many more benefits to our society.
In the light of these, I have discovered that poetry can be used as a means to enlighten the people about good virtues, moral values, thinking, and correctitude in order to revamp our society and ameliorate the troubles bedeviling mankind in contemporary times. To this end, I have a fresh idea which I refer to as “Poetry of Virtue”.

Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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