I don’t know enough
To be deemed an expert on anything.
I don’t read palms
And crystal balls need batteries to power them.
But I saw a man lose it all in one swell swoop
In a car accident that wasn’t even his fault.
He is probably a better man than most
His net contributions to society
Were likely seven fold what I put forth.
But he was robbed of ever seeing
His kids become independent and resourceful,
And growing old with his far better half at his side.
So tomorrow is not promised
Making it to end of the present day
Is a gift in its own right.
But platitudes of this sort
Don’t offer comfort;
They provoke resentment
They inspire humility
– By Tola Makanjuola | 09/11/21 | 8:40 am