Editor’s Note: Please see Simran’s review of Chimezie’s – “Mr. Ben’s” – collected works in the Reviews section.
When you’re down,
you tend to be close to your feet
and consequently, close to defeat.
But for the sake of success,
please rise to your feet.
That’s the feat!
Succeeding The Race
Success is the race,
So, you should to move at your pace
After all, it’s your lane
So don’t let your strength wane
It’s about completing your journey
Don’t let anyone take you funny
There are no competitions
Because you know your onions
Reaching the finish line is its own accomplishment
Then you will appreciate the beauty of your commitment
Talking can be cheap
But its consequence might be difficult to keep
Its seeds can be weak
But its fruits might be at the peak
Its thoughts can be communicated
But its messages might not be disseminated
Talk can appear to fall into the hands of thin air
But its working power might be thick to be unfair.
Waiting, Ambition and Time
I had been an ambitious person since day one…
Time, I realized, was the difficult one
The distance between sowing and reaping defines it
Not having my food on time didn’t make me eat
That made me really hungry
My appetite for ambition became angry
It wasn’t long until I became The Dis-Ease
What I saw parasitizing me was the disease.
I love my writing
I am passionate about its acting
The very reason for its outstanding:
‘It makes sense’ my thought says
That becomes my literary ways
My words are values that are positive-offering
That’s why I love my writing…
Chimezie Ihekuna – Mr. Ben, as he is fondly called – is an internationally known (and represented) author, poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, speaker and voice-over artiste, whose labor of love for humanity has inspired him to thirst for knowledge to inspire its advancement. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr Ben delights in reading, writing, communicating and meeting people. His Amazon author page is here. Facebook: Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict.