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Many drops of water make a mighty ocean;

So does many bricks put up a tall tower;

Humble beginnings may seem like a disadvantage;

But they serve as a firm foundation for greatness;

Attitudes of endurance, patience and tenacity;

Are best nurtured during tough times;

And when the groundwork is secured;

There is no limit to how tall the tower can get;

Without fears of it ever tumbling down;

You might have started on the wrong foot;

And be lagging behind in the race;

But in this life, who finishes first

Doesn’t necessarily make one the winner;

What counts most

Is being able to finish well;

It’s better late than never;

Others may be roofing their towers;

And you may just have found your first brick;

Life isn’t a bed of roses, everyone says;

That may be true but it also means

Some thorns have roses on them;

Just like the half-full half empty perspective;

How you see life influences how much you make of it;

People may throw stones at you;

Don’t run away, collect them

And make a stepping stone out of them;

Your enemies may think they are slowing you down;

Little do they know they are helping you build;

Providing you the bricks for your own tower;

It’s time to rise above

The insecurities, excuses and self-pity;

See every challenge as a brick;

Isolated bricks may seem like garbage;

But together, they can put up a mansion;

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have much;

If you are too old or young to start afresh;

Look around you and pick up the bricks;

And build yourself a tower.

© Josephine Amoako 2016


5 Comments Add yours

  1. miraclewings says:

    Nice, well written, have a look at mine too,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks. I will

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Beaton says:

    when one people throw stones at you collect them..
    wise words those. cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Beaton. ☺

      Liked by 1 person

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