Whose name was everyman
Everyman meant much to me
Simply because of all he could be
Everyman is born to be great
Everyman has a noble purpose
Everyman has a capacity to create
Perhaps that is what I sillily suppose?
Everyman likes what is good
Everyman lives in Neighbourhood
Yes, Everyman looks just like you
Or am I the one confusing you two?
It’s been long we parted ways
But I can still vividly picture his face
Conflict Stricken, afflicted always
Ever trying, never finding his place
Everyman is neither great nor good
Everyman is the most misunderstood
Though for everyman holds great hope
With his conflict I could no longer cope
That demon also known as Anyman [Mark 5:9]
Tormented me with his multi-attitude
Not until I knew a Saviour in Newman [2Cor 5:17]
Then did I understand this deadly dude
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Author’s Notes: Every man desires to fulfill the purpose for which he/she was created. Unfortunately, not every man fulfills PURPOSE. Definitely, a man that would fulfill purpose must not be like every man-that’s exactly what this allegory* pictures. Everyman’s conflict talks about the challenge facing every man-that of fulfilling purpose. I hope I succeed in getting you confused with everyman’s conflict so that God can rediscover you to fulfill his purpose.
*allegory – the symbolic expression of a deeper meaning through a story or scene acted out by human, animal, or mythical characters.
Written by Babarinsa Oluwatoba