The gleam of trophies past paled
Before the arduous journey ahead
I was eager to pack and leave
The comfort zone and walk the glory road
Hearing the tales of fallen heroes
Could have discouraged me
Who by vicissitudes many,
Dashed lofty dreams over reality rocks
Behind me, the conquered terrain
Before me, endless possibilities
There’s no plan, no guarantees,
Only a promise and a muse I hold
I thirst and hunger
Dusty sandals, thinning victuals
Empty water bottles and lonesome nights
I will trek on nonetheless
I see a fountain ahead
At a refreshing milestone
I will not be confounded
For I bear the divine power
As I trek towards the sunset
I will remember the One
Walking alongside, leading on
To the place of glory
I will not settle for less
I will not be sucked into the vortex
My path is ordered by God
And I will reach my goal

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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