You were born in a specialist health center
I was born at the front door of my abode
we both came into this world and survived.
You’ve been eating foreign cuisines and expensive delicacies
I’ve been taking porridge and traditional potages
we both have grown and are a significant part of humanity.
You go to school in Jeeps and exotic vehicles
I use public transport and finish it up with a saunter
we both went to learning institutions and acquired knowledge.
You roll with the high and mighty and get a super model matrimonial
I’m surrounded by the average class
and marries one whose name never exist in Wikipedia
we both are active in our generation and wonderfully living our lives.
You become a CEO or rather own a firm
I get employed by you to run your empire
we both sure need each other to function and drive
Gold and Diamonds will adorn the casket of your funeral
mine may not even be worthy of a coffin, just a plain box
we’ll nevertheless be dead and our chapter closed without preference.
It is only pathology when the eye gets larger than its socket,
comparison cuts the muscles of esteem and gives greed a new suit,
making minimalism a very complex attribute to attain
and a life full of complexities a better friend to survival
Life is simple, just like tradition
But we choose to complicate it
A civil servant wants to live at par with a tycoon
allowing his throat tie down the forte of his hands.
Every destination has different roads,
same as traditions and customs
be it exotic or native
take the one within your speed limit and fondness,
the timing may show some reaching before or better than others
but the most important thing is, the destination reached
as achievement is decorated while life stay indigenous.
This poem titled “Life’s Simplicity Maintained” was Copyright in 2015 by Funom Makama. Only italic words are mine.