I Want To Be Remembered…

By Ogunjimi James Taiwo

I Want To Be Remembered. Photo credit: vastbinders.blogspot.com

I Want To Be Remembered. Photo credit: vastbinders.blogspot.com

I want to be remembered for good. I want to be on the right side of history.

I want to be remembered as a man who never shied away from speaking the truth.
I want to be remembered as a man who never kept quiet in the face of injustice.
I want to be remembered as a man who never cringed in the face of tyranny.
I want to be remembered as a man who gave his all, and did his part for his generation.
I want to be remembered for good.

I want to be remembered as a man who wasn’t loved by all, but loved by the few that counted.
I want to be remembered as a man who never sought to please everyone, for that was an impossible task.
I want to be remembered as a man who lightened the burden of the weary and put smiles on the face of the discouraged.
I want to be remembered for good.

I want to be remembered as a man who didn’t follow public opinion, but had his own mind.
I want to be remembered as a man who never walked in anyone’s path, but cleared his own path, walked there and left footprints.
I want to be remembered as a man who never knelt at the feet of corruption or drank from the cup of illegality.
I want to be remembered for good.

I want to be remembered as a man who loved his country dearly, and helped free it from the grip of bad rulers.
I want to be remembered as a man who toiled and sweated to the end that a new nation will be born.
I want to be remembered as a man who rose and lifted others along with him.
I want to be remembered for good.

I will be remembered.
O yes, I will.
Whether I do good, or it’s evil I choose.
I’ll rather do good,
So that when posterity will judge,
And history will remember.
I will be remembered for good.

By Ogunjimi James Taiwo

E-mail: hullerj@yahoo.com

Twitter: @hullerj

Blog: www.thechangewewant.wordpress.com

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