Poem: Just A Little Yeast … (Happy Independence Nigeria) – Funmi Adebayo

Evil triumphs where good men do nothing!

-Edmund Burke

When ‘ordinary’ men underrate the power of their ‘little’ contribution, they quit trying. However, evil triumphs when good men do nothing, and little good acts add up to create the change we require.


Few good men
to speak the truth

Few praying men
to stand in the gap…

Few upright men
to uphold the arm of justice

Few hopeful people
to dream of a brighter tomorrow…

Jesus told them still another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A woman takes some yeast and mixes it with a bushel of flour until the whole batch of dough rises.  

Matthew 13:33 GNT

Little noble acts
Little brave tendencies
Little words of faith
Little deeds of kindness

Small men
resisting inequality
Ordinary men
standing against corruption

Common men
rising against oppression

Everyday people
insisting on justice

Few strong voices
to speak for the poor

Few strong structures
to support the human family

Dear Lord,
May our collective ‘few‘ good deeds add up to exalt this nation and attract Your Supreme intervention!

(c) Funmi Adebayo

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