Starting with the end in mind(Poem)

You may write down

Your names as men who

Went down the archive of history

With golden pen

And leaving years later

with your shoulders high

Only when you start with the end in mind

 

With the end in mind

your story may end with a glorious ending

but with the opposite in mind,

your story may end with regrettable tales

Alas! it can still be avoided now only if

you start with the end in mind

 

Some may end up allowing the University

to pass through them

instead of them passing through the University

Cos many came, saw and conquered

While others came, saw and were conquered

but starting with the end in mind could be

A guiding principle

 

You’re all like new born babies;

All with a new slate that is devoid of any stains

its all up to you to decide what you want

to see on your slate at the end of your stay here

the end surely is a means to itself

only when you start with the end in  mind

 

 

To all new students of Faculty of Law, University of Jos, Nigeria

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s