Shine Your Shine

By Leke Babayomi

Life is a race
We are left in a maze
In our quest for the ace

Alas! We forget
Non has DNA like us fashioned
You are the best version of you formed

Look up at the stars
All shining at different strengths
Yet each one is a glowing light, a star

You were born a star
But will be unstarred
Unless you burn as a star

Get lit up by your passion
Get on fire pursuing one purpose
That makes your heart palpitate

Stars socialize in a constellation
Your unique strength is your consolation
To fraternize with those who have consummation

When you see someone else shine
Don’t your light hide in a shroud
In a fit of shamefacedness

Within you lies a treasure mine
That only gets better with time as wine
So, walk tall and shine your shine!

(c) Leke Babayomi 2018