Creating a good picture of

How you want your future to be in mind

Contemplating an idea

That can make your future better

Using your knowledge, talents and skills

To build the foundation of a successful future for yourself

These are the aims and aspirations of humans in life

But in reality, some eternal forces

Or in other words the evil doers

Do stand in their ways

These are the vision killers! The ill wishers!

Those who are always sad

Whenever you make headway in your career

Those who are always unhappy

Whenever your plans work out well

If you need a help from them

They won’t do it

And if you hustle hard and were able to achieve it

They frown at you

A sign of ill-feelings

Some individuals try to obstruct your plans

From becoming a reality

But the grace of God saved you from their evil machinations

An ill-wisher is a shallow-thinker

Because the success of one individual

Can bring about good fortunes for many others

Including the children of the ill-wisher

Benefits come from people

Only while they progress in their endeavours

Help don’t wreck

Elevate don’t relegate

What is the gain

In seeing a fellow human being

In tears due to sorrowful situation

At times, the success of an individual

Can become great glory

 To an entire nation

NOTE: I need Traditional Publisher/Press/magazines to publish my eclectic poetry collection.


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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