The most reliable focus

Is to consider what we’re doing

And the way we do it

Whether it would bring

Significant results in our lives

To dissect our actions/habits

So as to determine

Whether they will give us a rest of mind,

Moral justification and success in the end

 Whatever we do today

Can determine how our lives

Will look like tomorrow

A student that is serious at school

Who is also willing to learn

Shall be fit to cope with

Different future challenges

If they can’t secure

A white collar job

After completing their studies

They will be able to

Engage themselves in tangible activities

In order to keep body and soul together

A wife that is humble, obedient and faithful

To her husband

And always makes her husband elated

Has created an effective efficacy of prayer upon her children

This was the secret

Mother’s used in the olden days

To make their children successful

When a woman obeys and respects her husband

Even if he’s poor

Her children would succeed

Prayers of a good wife

Are answered without delay

An employee that is honest and industrious

Builds the foundation

Of a worthwhile career

And chances for better opportunities

Many industrious workers were

Elevated to high ranks at work

A friend that is truthful and kind

Maintains a healthy relationship

That would bring about many advantages

And whenever they’re betrayed by a traitor

Their conscience gives them comfort

But conscience pricks the traitor

There are innumerable benefits,

Fabulous prospects and fulfillment

When you do the right thing

But the bottom-line

Is to be sincere

In whatever we do

Contact: poetryofvirtue@gmail.com

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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