Hope of Humanity

We teach our growing girls 

to dress and act modestly

but fail to train our boys 

to act and relate responsibly

We are quick to tell young women

to be humble and respectful

but fail to charge grown men

to be honourable and faithful.

This is the reality of our society:

there are many bleeding wives

because some men are nothing

but a bunch of knotty knives.

What makes a man is more than 

his muscle, money and mansions.

What makes a women is more than

her face, fashion and fine features.

Far beyond the reach of our eyes,

only within the reach of the wise

lies the true beauty of morality

and the obscure hope of humanity.

-Adeleke Adeite

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