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Opportunity

Opportunity knocked,

Sat,

Got into bed with me.

I rolled away,

Waiting

For Opportunity to touch me

Tap me

Roll me back round and

Give of herself to me.

But

Opportunity didn’t.

She saw me asleep

And Opportunity doesn’t wait for you to be awake.

So she got up and left.

I got up and ran

After her

But Opportunity was gone.

Opportunity waits for no-one.

11 Comments
  • chidionyeagba
    Posted at 19:56h, 24 August Reply

    This is the perfect description. I love your poems. They are always insightful.
    Jisie ike

  • chidionyeagba
    Posted at 19:57h, 24 August Reply

    Can I reblog this pleaseeee?

    • Obisco1
      Posted at 20:47h, 24 August Reply

      With all pleasure!

  • chidionyeagba
    Posted at 06:58h, 25 August Reply

    Reblogged this on Chidis Blog and commented:
    Just saw this post and had to reblog. The perfect description of opportunity

  • SpeakNoEvil
    Posted at 14:33h, 02 September Reply

    Can I capture opportunity? Hold it hostage? Imprison it until I am ready to avail myself of it? What if as it attempts to roll away, I lasso it and tie it to my waist? What if as it gets up to leave I push it back down? What if I can outrun opportunity, so that no matter which way it goes or how far it runs, I will always catch up to it?

    Do I belong to opportunity or does it belong to me? Do I bow to it or does it bow to me. More importantly, do I create opportunity or does it create me?

    • Obisco1
      Posted at 15:25h, 02 September Reply

      You’re genius, Kambi, nwa-mama!!!
      This should be a blog post!
      Ngwa, ngwa, take it home, expand (or not?) and share; I will come and visit and applaud your way with words!
      Agu-nwanyi!!!

      • SpeakNoEvil
        Posted at 18:28h, 02 September Reply

        Hahahaha! You and Kachi are good for me. I have done as was commanded.

        • Obisco1
          Posted at 18:45h, 02 September Reply

          Went to visit you as promised, read through your amazing, amazing post but it wouldn’t let me comment on it!!!

  • Pingback:Opportunity Comes But … Infinity | Everyday Human
    Posted at 18:25h, 02 September Reply

    […] My good friend reasons that “Opportunity waits for no-one,” so if opportunity comes in and you are still asleep, she will get up and leave because she cannot wait for you to come awake. [Read her poignant words here]. […]

    • Obisco1
      Posted at 18:30h, 02 September Reply

      I said n’ibu agu’nwanyi and you’ve proved it!

      Waw! As they say in Bollywood films…AMAZING!!!

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