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.
UNA DO O.