WHEN FAILURE BECOMES A MONUMENT

Give me some slack
No more attack
Could it be a mark?
I ask again
Is that the mark you want to make?

Tell tale here and there
People made them happen
It lives on after them
Not by greatness
It is a gaze on the success

Statute of liberty
A monument of pride and victory
Posturing and grandstanding on corruption
A monument of shame and failure
Obscurity of our hard won popularity

Effort not to desire
Since we are not tired
Monument not to bequeath
Legacy we don’t want to see
Never to be back in the doldrums

Collective interest becomes personal one
Open engagement becomes secret manipulation
Truth on the reverse gear
Planting fear on every heart
Solely for the heir of mismatch

They keep quiet when they should keep talking
They keep looking when they should keep observing
They keep sharing when they should be saving
They keep looting when they should be building
Gathering of dust, the monument erects.

Let it be echoed
Why will it be, some asked
No more will it be some wished
Was the marriage contracted in error
Time have told us enough

Monument turned to sacrament
The sacred cows celebrates
Sacrificial lambs they prosecute
Monuments of failure
Let it not pass integrity test

©#AMAS.  2015

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Author: 360degreesolutionnetwork

Adebayo Adeyemi Michael, is a budding writer, Management and Human Resources expert. He was at Ekiti State University for his first degree and also holds National Diploma in Marine Engineering. Michael is a certified S.T.C.W '95 trained person from Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana. He is a member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria and Center for Management Development, Nigeria, certified entrepreneurship and management expert. Michael had his National Youth Service Scheme carried out in one of the villages of Benue State in Nigeria. During his service year, he was engaged by the World Bank for two consecutive time to monitor polio immunization exercise compliance rate. His quest to ensure a reduced disaster prone and litter free environment. made him to serve as National Emergency Management Agency Vanguard during his National Youth Service year. More to his academic laurels is his pursuance of Masters degree in Business Administration. Michael is devoted to ministering life unto the dying souls. He has two published books already making waves: Mate or Wait? Positive Approach to Sexuality and Wrong Expressions of Sex and 50 Purity Tips.