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Updated on April 12, 2017
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I am a graduate of Mass Communication ''Bsc" but was a science student in my secondary school days, finally majored in forensic journalism.

Meal of Hard Work


I have swamped the deepest ocean
Trapped in a stormy sea
Yet I made a wave
I spoke to men of flame
Yet I live to write the story
Of the flame of men I spoke to

You too can make a wave
All you need is some push
Don’t stop! You are almost there
I pushed for years myself
My song may sound so sweet
But my sweat is what I eat

A time in life I could not afford a good meal
But still I didn’t give up the target
I fast in the day most time
At afternoon I ate the little I have
And ate my dinner in my dreams
But still didn’t give up the race I ran

I bathed in the water of sorrow
I wasn’t ready to borrow
When it was time to pay my rent
My landlord sent me packing
With choice of no where to say
I had no choice to choose
But did what I had to do
I had to rent a flat under the bridge
To a tout I paid my rent

See how my pains became my gains
Now I eat like a king all days
I bought a mansion that sail on sea
Without being trapped again
The bed of the deepest ocean I saw
From my sailing mansion while in it

You too can make it there
Just be a friend to courage
A brother to focus himself
Eat of the meal of hard work
And plan to drink the wine of your sweat
And you too will make a wave.


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      JOHN ANEBI AGBEHI 8 months ago from NIGERIA

      Jamie Lee and Threekeys, I appreciate your comments and assure that all I have written re the pains I face day to day and the cries of my people.

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      Threekeys 8 months ago from Australia

      "My sweat is what I eat"...John this breathes of such hardship...yet it sings of solid self belief and hope...thankyou

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 8 months ago from Reno NV

      I strongly agree and love the line "Eat a meal of hard work.." Jamie