In The Event

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In the event that I don’t make the mile,

A meter should do.

We set targets higher than really reasonable,

And pain our bodies to reach them.

 

In the event that I don’t make the millions,

A few thousands should do.

A few thousands are all we really need:

It’s called”sustenance and covering.”

 

In the event that I cannot offer Paris Eiffel tower for our honeymoon,

Will you gracefully accept Obudu next door,

Seeing God’s greater glory,

As superior to man’s engineering?

 

In the event that I beget not progeny,

I’d be grateful for the companionship of you my mate,

And my happiness needn’t be contingent,

On offspring from my loins.

 

In the event that I haven’t a son,

I’d be grateful for a daughter,

For a child was all I really desired,

The human blueprint not being my brainchild.

 

In the event that I don’t live to 97, I’d be grateful for 79.

Wouldn’t 97 be just too much?

When lonely would be company,

And bad news TV second to none?

 

In the event that all I have is this minute,

Prize it high would I!

Waste it not on frivolity,

And want of more tomorrow.

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10 responses to “In The Event

  1. This concept’s bedazzling and I love the illustration of the die at the beginning of this piece! That’s like saying life’s a game of chances! You can never be sure what you may find in your lil Pandoras box, but you’d do well to be contented with what you get after striving hard to the best of your God-given abilities! Do your best and. leave the rest to the One who’s designed and predestinated your life’s journey! Don’t overflog issues and by golly, do not covet! Only then can we find lasting peace! Nice!!! LOL

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  2. Now this is one wonderful piece! Beautifully penned. This sure shows us how to be grateful for whatever we are given…great and brilliant job Zee…I love this…

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  3. I enjoyed reading this poem. every line was a delight.
    “In the event that I beget not progeny,

    I’d be grateful for the companionship of you my mate,

    And my happiness needn’t be contingent,

    On offspring from my loins”

    these lines touched me the most. it has always been something I believe in. there are other benefits of marriage other than child bearing but we spoil the pleasure of the union by defining the marriage by whether or not their are children. and then the sex preference thing, horrible! I dare say that having female children is better than a male child…it’s just that our society’s way of seeing things is pretty twisted…

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