Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Debt to Humanity

(Excerpt from a collection of poems)
By Joel Assogba

My body is from the flesh and blood of my parents
I am aware of the sacrifice my mother made in giving birth to me
I am aware of the sacrifice all the people who brought me up have made

With ceaseless care and love
You All have made me a proud man

The food I eat
The clothes I wear
The life I lead
Are all the gifts of You All

If I do not honor You All
How can I lead a happy life?

My primary duty
Is to honor You All

Only then
Can my debt to You All be discharged
Nor is that all
The debt to You All
Can also be fully discharged
By rendering service to Humanity

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