From Nothingness to Greatness

From Nothingness to Greatness

Strained by the sequence of past failures

Naked and drained

Drowning in the floods of own tears

For a while, they thought me dead

My head buried in shame

From across the streets, they pelted me

With stones of accusation and mockery

My accusers sought no respite

A whore, a destitute, a vagabond

Such were the chants, which daily characterized my up-growth

Now they wonder in disbelief

The transformation that has come

From nothingness to greatness

Standing tall

My head tucked in the clouds

That sparkle of self-belief, triggered the hope of self-
actualization

Now my accusers, the very same accusers

Sing my praise in desperation for hand-outs

Life! Such a paradox!

Chief

Mercy Obot

Mercy Obot is a journalist, entrepreneur and an inspirational writer who takes delight in emboldening people through real life stories. She also loves reading, listening to cool music and making friends globally.

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