Virtue -for Kestin

Virtue -for Kestin

Being noble is good and desirable
Goodness is pleasant and noble virtue
When one is good and pleasant. It’s also true
He should be praised in manner most noble
Praise good and pleasurable experience
Shames me for I beg for it secretly
Man seeks praise deep in his dirty conscience
So he is of all creatures most greedy
Greed is not a virtue. It is a vice
This has to be said quickly otherwise
You, my black friend, may begin to forget
Men that we are, can never be perfect
Liberality… to give. Not to hold back
It’s opposite of greed. The liberal soul
Shall by providence and fortune be fat
This age long truth is something we all know.
Magnanimity – to help largely
Magnificence fuels the magnanimous
See what thing virtue has turned you. Famous
With your name on lips you are yet to see
Courage means being useful in a struggle
It demands that certain laws be broken
To achieve the good of a trod people
Piling sacrifices till truths proven
Heroism. Terrorism. Folks and strokes
Differently on where they stand each moment
The world keeps talking even till it croaks
East and west cannot come to agreement
About nine eleven and desert storm
The bushes being, laden with wars and strikes
Are both heroes and terrorist alike?
Each seeing the other in the other form.
The wind that breaks the mighty Irokos
I will take my time, on these lines, to blend
Such that, your praise, all will come to know
Praise shames me giving or receiving it
Because (I know) I secretly seek it
Yet it’s altogether honorable
And for you today, I’ll take the trouble
Such desirable virtues you possess
Liberality. Magnanimity.
Nobility. Courage (I must confess)
Gentleness. Prudence and Humility
What teacher taught you such wisdom to know?
Fortune and Providence embrace brave men
Good luck and riches awaits the prudent
The heavens smile upon the liberal soul
They all smile at you. We all understand
Yet some may have for you a different song
That such and such you suppose to have done
But always remember. You are just man!
These lines can go on spinning with praise
But let me reserve what’s left within
For other future occasion and place
Where they will, with much nobility, fit.



10 thoughts on “Virtue -for Kestin” by Idiong Divine (@Idiong_Divine)

  1. You people should try now, haba!

    1. @kaycee
      You people should allow us to try now, haba! shhwepps!

  2. Paragraphing would go a long way in giving this poem an good and smooth read.
    Well done.

  3. Paragraphing would go a long way in giving this poem a good and smooth read.
    Nice.
    Well done.

    1. @Chime221
      Thank you so much for your nice comment. Forgive me for the few printer’s devil please. I won’t stop musing :)

  4. Hmm, one of your less-better poems. What’s up?

  5. @Hymar @Chime221 @kaycee You all deserve to read the best poems. Pleasetake another look at the poem here:
    Virtue – for Kestin
    Being noble is good and desirable.
    Goodness is pleasant and noble virtue.
    When one is good and pleasant. It’s also true
    He should be praised in manner most noble.

    Praise: good and pleasurable experience,
    Shames me for I beg for it secretly.
    Man seeks praise deep in his dirty conscience.
    So he is of all creatures most greedy.

    Greed is not a virtue. It is a vice.
    This has to be said quickly otherwise
    You, my black friend, may begin to forget
    Men that we are, can never be perfect.

    Liberality: to give. Not to hold back.
    It’s opposite of greed. The liberal soul
    Shall by providence and fortune be fat.
    This age long truth is something we all know.

    Magnanimity:to help largely.
    Magnificence fuels the magnanimous.
    See what thing virtue has turned you. Famous
    With your name on lips you are yet to see.

    Courage means being useful in a struggle.
    It demands that certain laws be broken
    To achieve the good of a trod people.
    Piling sacrifices till truth’s proven.

    Heroism. Terrorism. Folks and strokes
    Differently on where they stand each moment.
    The world keeps talking even till it croaks.
    East and west cannot come to agreement

    About nine eleven and desert storm.
    The Bushes Being, Laden with wars and strikes
    Are both heroes and terrorist alike?
    Each seeing the other in the other form.

    The mighty wind that breaks the Iroko.
    I will take my time, on these lines, to blend.
    Such that, your praise, all will come to know.
    Praise shames me giving or receiving it.
    Because (I know) I secretly seek it.
    Yet it’s altogether honorable.
    And for you today, I’ll take the trouble.

    Such desirable virtues you possess:
    Liberality. Magnanimity.
    Nobility. Courage (I must confess)
    Gentleness. Prudence and Humility.

    What teacher taught you such wisdom to know?
    Fortune and Providence embrace brave men.
    Good luck and riches awaits the prudent.
    The heavens smile upon the liberal soul.

    They all smile at you. We all understand.
    Yet some may have for you a different song.
    That such and such you suppose to have done.
    But always remember. You are just man!

    These lines can go on spinning with praises.
    But let me reserve what’s left within.
    For other future occasion and place
    Where they will, with much nobility, fit.

  6. A definite improvement

  7. Wow! Who says that NS is not improving us all?
    Yourself can notice the difference between the two, right? @idiong_divine.

    The poem is quite didactic. I like it better now…
    Well done.

  8. @Hymar and @Chime221 Thank you so much for the reread.

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