I pour unto you the oil of wisdom

Use it to water the depths of your soul and survive

When men praise you, be on your guard

They never mean what they say and they never say what they meant.

The people you call friends maybe vultures
Hovering, waiting and wishing you would fall
Without care, they even devour their own
En garde, I say En garde.

When the bush catches fire
Even the chameleon learns to walk fast
They betrayed Jesus
To betray you for less than 20 pieces of silver means nothing to them.

A man came to me in deep sorrow

He helped another become strong

Then experienced hard times and went back to the one he helped

That was when he learnt that when Cocoa matures, the Plantain stem that sheltered it is the first to be cut down.


Are you rich, beautiful, or famous
Are you in a position of power
Know for sure many around you are not there for your good
They are just ants drawn by the sugar they see.

Do you think they care about your pains? No, they don’t.
Do you think they are pumped up for your success? No, they are not
Does the world want you to sacrifice your life for their gain? Yes, they do.

Would they be there for you when you are down. No they won’t.

Do you think men truly love you? Most don’t.
Do you think they will be glad if you fail? Yes, a lot will be.
Do you think giving them things will endear them to you? Never, it won’t.
So when they praise you, En garde, I say, En garde.

What you do for God is what lasts
What you do because of God, is never lost
What you do because God said you should do, is what will be rewarded
The only advice I have for you is – ‘En garde’ and BEWARE OF THE SONS OF MEN.

Make I go tanda for my doormot de en garde
Who sabi wetin Baba Kamo and Odeku go do today for yard

Auntie Patty our compound CNN say she be wan tell me something

En garde Traveling Poet, I say, en garde.


To read another post, press this link Man – The enemy of creation.

This is post was not written in other to say everyman is bad. I have met great people, kind people and good people. They are everywhere. But my message today is to caution us in life and be wise. Your Comments are welcome below.

Na me be dis.
Da one and da only Ogbonge Traffling Poet wey full ground gidigba for efry where.



Milla · September 5, 2020 at 6:29 am

Always guiding as the Lagos agbero would say👍

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Abi o Milla 💪

KG · September 5, 2020 at 6:41 am

Sadly some of us have had terrible experiences with people. God is the only one who is ever faithful and reliable. Me now I take corner eye, glasses, binoculars and microscope de look people. I no de loose guard again. I don wise up, I don shine my eyes.

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 7:14 am


Ovis · September 5, 2020 at 7:01 am

True Facts Of Life Right There. En Garde!

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Thanks 🤝

Oladunjoye oluwaseun · September 5, 2020 at 9:02 am

Hmmmmmm! True talk l dey guide my dormor 23hours both physical and spiritual

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Yes o, no room for nonsense. Mo jẹri ẹ 😂😂

Julius Bunmi Florence · September 5, 2020 at 9:03 am

That’s the reality of life. I look unto God and not man because most people are not straight forward.

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Correct talk nìyẹn. Ìyá toooooo

Benedicta Saroh · September 5, 2020 at 1:35 pm

It very sad and heartbreaking when those you love and trust betray you….
GOD did say the arm of flesh will fail
But more often than not we let our guard down

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Gbam. Well spoken

Promise Uche · September 5, 2020 at 4:59 pm

This is real life situation. We do good not because of man but because of God. He is the rewarder.

    Ovyay · September 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Yes o, our Helper and Rewarder.

Dabira · September 12, 2020 at 2:09 am

Engarde.. truth of life..Very well said sir!

    Ovyay · September 12, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Thanks Dabisco

Femare · September 15, 2020 at 4:32 am

Words of wisdom, and entertaining as well. Thanks for sharing sir.

    Ovyay · September 15, 2020 at 4:41 am

    We thank God.

Adanma · September 15, 2020 at 4:45 am

Often times, we forget and loose guard. These reminders come in so handy. People are good but people are bad. We must never loose sight of the fact that we must be there for ourself not because someone asked, God is our only reliable support system. The things some of us have seen in the eyes of me, only eyes can speak for it

    Ovyay · September 15, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Correct talk 👍

Abamba prince · September 19, 2020 at 6:14 am

Be always on guard ,
That’s the key.

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