You’re more than what you have


It’s not about the instrument, it’s the fingers that play it

It’s not about the clothes, it’s the personality wearing it

It’s not the makeup, it’s the smile that completes the look

It’s not about the perfume, it’s the aura that others find appealing

It’s not about the décor, it’s the warmth of the host that leaves an impression

It’s not about the accent, it’s about the sincerity of the words pouring out

Just as we are told not to judge a book by its cover,

So must we not assess people by the value of what they own;

And ignore the value of the people themselves

In the end, the things we fuss over are nothing but accessories

They only complement, they don’t serve much by themselves

Sadly, this generation of millennials are more concerned about accessorizing

Than becoming people of substance

Thus puffing themselves up with shells of vogue, glitz and glamor

Strip all the glittering exterior and you’ll find nothing worth believing in

If this is the generation we are raising

Then what can we possibly expect from the generation after them?

Let’s do better, aspire higher and work smarter

Let the means justify the end with our lives

May our persons be impressive for others to emulate

Not just our possessions for them to envy

Be more than an accessory; be an inspiration.

© Josephine Amoako 2019

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Monique says:

    This incredible Jo! God bless you. And your new dp is stunning

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading, dear

      Liked by 1 person

  2. itsmesaraa says:

    LOVE THIS.
    Preaaach sis❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, sweetie 😊

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  3. This is inspiring. Thank you Jo💗💖💗💖💗

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, dear. Much appreciated.

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  4. VennRhymes says:

    “… The things we fuss over are nothing but accessories…”
    Value people for who they are. Thanks Josey

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Venn.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Let’s do better, aspire higher and work smart. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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  6. carnyschronicles says:

    I love this😍😍😍 it’s sadly the truth but we can do better.

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