Even when down you fall,
Grin, and stand tall.
Reach your hands to your dream,
Dipped in nothing but a patient beam.
Befriend the greats,
For paved will your way to greatness:
I've learnt in Achebe's Things Fall Apart,
This teaching I narrate.
Thanked should be the Messiah,
As you try embracing a bright future.
Courage need smother your life
And make count each breath.
Stress shouldn't entangle you
From moving through
Worry not about your struggles.
Music will be handy,
For it will surely to you be uplifting-
When low your charisma falls.
Do but embrace yourself
When you reach your destination,
Be but other people's inspiration.
By Choolwe Lubaya