Taking a break

From all activities to relax

Improves the health of the body

When the body is

Deprived of rest

At a time it supposes to relax

The stress hormone is released

Into the blood stream

This causes an increase in blood pressure

Rest reduces stress

And lowers blood pressure

And also improves the cardiovascular health

Resting is a healing process

That helps the body

To get back its strength

Always get some rest

Whenever your body requires it

Don’t overwork to the detriment of your health

On the other hand, don’t chose to rest

When you suppose

To be actively involved

In a productive activity

A student who chooses to always sleep

During daylight hours

And watch films or movies at night

Even at a time school exams are around the corner

When he supposes to read/study

Has low moral integrity

Don’t idle away your time

When you suppose to find a tangible thing to do

To prevent you from struggling

At an old age

When you suppose to rest

Rest is sweet

Only after a fruitful labour

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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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