Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. – James C. Collins,Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t “I won’t join that contest.I won’t apply for that job.Why should I bother to pitchFor that business grant? Do I stand any chance Among more qualified AfricansIn their thousands?Would it ever get … Continue reading Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

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The Unprofitable Servant feels grossly disadvantaged Heavily plagued by the ‘Not-Enough-Syndrome’ “I’m not good enough Not rich enough Not connected enough…. This venture doesn’t look profitable enough… So why try?” Thus he scorns his treasures Short-changing his destiny unawares Waiting for… That One BIG Day That GREAT One-Shot That Million-Dollar Deal Ever wondering why it’s soooo late in… Continue reading ‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Just A Little Yeast… (Happy Independence Nigeria) – A Poem by 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 in Nation Building, little good makes a world of difference… Just… Few good men to buttress 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… Little … Continue reading Just A Little Yeast… (Happy Independence Nigeria) – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo