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He Does Not Deserve This

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Talents of many a one have been killed and buried in our land, because they do not have wherewithal to showcase such to the world...

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A Master would be

Embarking on a trip

That would take him

A while before he returns


So that the students

Under him would not

Be idle before he

Returns he decided to


Give them assignments which

He expects them to

Complete before he returns

From his trip


After given them the

Assignments, he embarked on

His trip outside the

Country.


The First servant, feared

His master and would

Not waste time to

Start undertaking the assignment


While the Second servant

Says, their master’s return

Would take a while

Because he has said


The trip would take

Him years before he

Can think of finishing

The task he was


Going for, and it

Is when he finishes

The task that he

Can think of returning


To the land. nonetheless

He does not want

Them idle, and wants

Them to finish the tasks


Assigned to them before

He returns from his

Trip. The second after

Examining the given assignment


Critically said it is

Very easy, and he

Would rest a while

Play with people before


Starting the work, for

He knows he shall

Finish the work before

His master’s return


He says he is

Indebted to enjoyment, for

When their master was

Around he was unable


To enjoy and play

With others. Thus, the

Debts of those enjoyments

And plays, he wishes


To pay them back

Before starting the work

For when he starts,

He will not be able


To play neither enjoy

Again, till he finishes

The assignment. His partner

Could not go against


This, because, individuals differ

Each person knows his

Strength, but as for

Him he knows that


Starting early is a

Must for him if

He wishes to finish

The task to time

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“I do not have the

Physical strength and expertise

Like that of my partner”

The First Servant said


If I look forward to

Finish this task before

Our master returns it

Is a must for me


To start this early.

Thus, he starts immediately

After he has known the

Work he is expected to do


He always remember what

Their master used to

Tell them, “do not

Imitate anyone, individuals differ” he used to say


This has proved to be

True now, as he

Knows he dare not

Imitate the Second Servant.


While the second servant

Was busy paying the

Debts of enjoyment around

The town, the First Servant


Has make remarkable progress

In his work. Whenever

The Second servant pays

Him a visit he would


Tell him that he

Will soon start his

Own portion and by

The time he starts within


Fractions of weeks he

Would be through with

What he has been

Assigned to do and would


Return to enjoyment arena

Till their master returns.

On this was he

As the First Servant was about to


Finish His task. He was

Unable to finish the task

Before he took ill and the

Sickness was protracted


Assuming he has not

Started his work before

He took ill, he

Started thinking on the sick bed


He would have been

Unable to start the

Work after all, not

Now that he has taken ill


He was happy with

Himself that he did

Not toe the path

Of his partner.


For it remains little

To finish, immediately he gets

Off the sick bed, he would

Go and complete the task, he reasoned.


His partner, the Second

Servant was yet to

Start the work, he

Was procrastinating the starting day


At some other times

He started saying that

Only if the First servant

Has been around he would


Have started for he

Would become a motivator

For his starting. Now

That he is not around

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I seem not to have

The stimulus of starting

The work, he used to

Say, nonetheless I would start sometimes soon.


He could not start

The work until their

Master returns suddenly. Their

Master was able to


Finish his task early

Contrary to what he

Has thought would happen

Since he has nothing doing


He returned to his

Base. On getting back

The news of his

Return spread wide and far


For the man was a

Lively man, accommodating and

A man who is full of

Humanitarian services in the town


When he returned, he

Went to where to

See the work he

Has given his servants to do for him


On getting there he

Discovered that First Servant

Did some portion of

The work while the Second servant


Has not touched his.

The servants when they

Heard of their master’s

Return went to him


To welcome him home.

While welcoming him, he

Asked of the assignment

And First Servant says,


He has started but

He was unable to

Finish the task. When

He said he has not


Been able to finish

The task, their master

Was furious and started

To abuse him, talking


Harshly to him for

His nonchalant attitude to

The work, that has

Always been your style


I know you, you

Ain’t responsible, he started

Saying to him. As

He was saying this


His friend cautioned him,

Telling him that he

Shouldn’t be too harsh

On him, for at least


He started the work,

Assuming he did not

Start the work what

Would he have done?


Then paused he, he

Makes attempt at the

Work, what of the

Person who does nothing


What will he say

To the person, if

He says this to the

One who has made attempts at the work.


He thought within him

That his friend was

Right and the guy

Should have been appreciated


For they were given

The same portion of

Work to do, one

Starts and the other did not


The one who starts

Fears him, but the

One who fails to start

Thinks less of him, he reasoned.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on May 04, 2020:

Thank you.

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on May 03, 2020:

Diane Denison, thanks. There is nothing to be sorry for. We have adapted to the situation. I can't work today because since it rained yesterday, the light has been off, it is commonly said here that, the electric providers are spreading the cable wires in the open, under the sun to dry...Maybe in the afternoon I would be able to respond to all and post new article when the electricity is restored. I will. You too stay safe!

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on May 02, 2020:

I like this poem about the servants and how you structured the poetry. Stay safe, and I am sorry to hear about your electricity and how it is a common thing around there. It is your faith in the Lord Olusegun that without any doubt where you get your strength from.

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on April 29, 2020:

That is the commoner thing around here, Nigeria, don't know for electricity providers.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 28, 2020:

Brother,

what is your problem with electricity?

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on April 28, 2020:

Thanks CHATRA RAM for your comment always. There has been no electricity in my area since Saturday, it has just been rectified.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 25, 2020:

Very wonderful poem dear friend, you continued to share just like this.