Values and Vices – A Poem

One of the most expensive
veils in the world is ignorance.

One of the most destructive
vices in the world is arrogance.

One of the most powerful
values in the world is tolerance.

One of the most beautiful
virtues in the world is repentance.
© Adeleke Adeite

I started my poetry-picture tagged #4Pics1Poem a few weeks ago, and I am glad that it’s becoming a source of in inspiration and motivatiom to a lot of people. Let me know what you think about these.

You can also watch the video of this poem here on my youtube channel. Thank you.

A Man’s Mandate – A Poem

The future is female,
I wish we can all get there.
Some say “All men are scum”,
forgetting how we all got here.

Every man did feel
the warmth of an unseen womb,
the salinity of teardrops
and the terror of an unknown tomb.

Every man should feel
the substance of scarcity
and the pains of a pauper
in search of economic security.

Every man would feel
the eagerness to be a hero
in another man’s story
at the risk of dying in ground zero.

Every man could feel
the cold hands of duty
pulling him to insure and invest
in folks with whom he has no affinity.

If a man could choose
to heal the world and hurt his soul,
without batting an eyelid
this would be his greatest goal.

Not a scum, he is a son,
a seed nursed in alluring arms.
He is a father, uncle and brother
created to be charged by charms.
© Adeleke Adeite

Happy International Men’s day to all the good, great and graceful men out there.

I hope this poem inspires you to say something nice about the men in your life…

A Slice of Paradise – Poem

Your heart is a slice of paradise,
of course, I see stars in your eyes.
Your soul is a garden of grace,
it’s obvious in your warm embrace.
You’re a blend of bloom and bliss
a flawless flower I’ll forever kiss.
Help me unravel this contradiction,
stop inhabiting my imagination.

© Adeleke Adeite

Every lady with a beautiful heart is a slice of paradise. Share with all the slices of paradise you know…❤❤❤💕💕

Photo credit: Canva

Open Arms and Pointed Finger

Some friends and family find it hard to assist you to get your business ideas and career prospect become a reality because they are in a social and financial competition with you.
Strangers find it easy to help you, sometimes because they do not feel any sense of competition.
Our greatest disappointment will not come from strangers but from close associates. Not really because they are bad people, it is in human nature to compete. We fast forget that our destinies and destinations differ.
However, it is important to know that help comes from God and He chooses to use the most unlikely people in the strangest of ways and in unknown places.
It is our expectations that get us disappointed, not the people we depended on for help.
Stop expecting too much from people, everyone has a cross to carry. Pursue your dream with open arm and not with pointed fingers. Stop blaming friends and start welcoming helpful strangers.
You are your own best friend and biggest fan.
Shalom,
Adeleke Adeite.