A young man once sat

On the shore of a gurgling stream

Falling into the arms of thought seduction

He began to swim across the vast landscape of the Earth

Indeed, the Earth is great why can’t I be?


There are mountains taller than Everest

hanging freely in a parallel universe

You will keep thinking you are at your peak

till you move into space.


Alexander the great,

was mighty not by virtue of age

but for his courage to venture into unknown space

Yeah! he moved beyond his comfort zone

He conquered territories

as vast as the ocean

because he learned to utilize his brain.


Regardless of your race, gender and size

Let greatness be your drive

when small minds try to limit your potentials

Look to the moon

and remember they are heights taller than Everest.

Aim for the skies,

Dream of walking on the Nile.


Records are meant to be broken

You can be great!

If you put your best

to the little things you do.


Little drops of water make an ocean,

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

It’s all starts with a spark

like the Big Bang

It goes ‘gbosa’


Ignite your passion

Chase your dreams even when they look out of fashion.

When the storms get tough as it sometimes will,

remember the greatest force on earth is the human will.


Achievers never surrender

my momma always tells me.

There is no limit to who you can become

How do I get there?

relax boy as we go down the hill.


Speaking to young minds,

I know right now you got a lot on your mind.

I could see your defeat

am here to tell you don’t retreat.


Drowning in the ocean of depression

and your imaginative power is about to go on relegation

Think of greatness

Let it consume you like flimsy paper cords in a furnace.

Hold on to your dreams when no one sees it

and nurture it when no one feels it.


As greatness possesses your mind

You would rise above the horizon

And not only be stars

but will light up your galaxy.

Poem by: Sajini Israel