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‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

The Unprofitable Servant feels grossly disadvantaged
Heavily plagued by the ‘Not-Enough-Syndrome’

“I’m not good enough
Not rich enough
Not connected enough….
This venture doesn’t look profitable enough…
So why try?”

Thus he scorns his treasures
Short-changing his destiny unawares
Waiting for…

That One BIG Day
That GREAT One-Shot
That Million-Dollar Deal
Ever wondering why it’s soooo late in coming…

Pro_19:3 (KJV)The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

Afterwards, when
The rich wax richer
And the poor much poorer
He fumes that life isn’t fair
And calls God partial

Oblivious that he’s his own undoing
Unaware of God’s original design that:

To him who has should more be given
From him who despises should everything be taken
To further the cause of the man
Who would promptly seize the moment

For the rich got rich
Tending his garden
Never despising modest beginnings
Exploiting prospects however little

Let the poor keep wondering…
Wishing, scorning and watching…
The ‘little’ he despises
Will make someone else richer shortly

And like a distressed corporation gone bankrupt
He also will be ‘acquired’ if care is not taken…

Except from “No Sanctuary for Cowards”

By Funmi Adebayo


About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is an innovative Content Developer, Marketing Communications professional, Visual Storyteller, Writer and Freelance Editor with many years of cross-function experience across industries. She also help authors, organizations and professionals develop and project manage their book ideas from concept to post-production and distribution. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another op-ed article, poem, or devotional. Reach her via📱 +234-9095200510 (WhatsApp only) or 📧 for features, or visit 🌍 for her freelance services.

5 comments on “‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

  1. WeirdmaskmanNG
    November 10, 2017

    Its true that whining does little good.. That you shred precious time making bed for it.. Yes, that’s true. However, there are exceptions .. Those that are kept from the light by their Shepard’s.. Ridding them of every opportunity life holds just to remain ahead of them..
    Life nurses its share of unfairness, but when you have impedance, like our political crooks, its a much tougher world to live in..
    I believe what’s preached up there is a change of mentality which I believe can go a long way in making people take new psychological stands that can propel them to the top. See the brighter side.

    Nice excerpt. Been a while.

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    • Funmi Adebayo
      November 12, 2017

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Nice observation. And very valid. It get really hard sometimes, but we should never stop living because life is hard and unfair, or because of things we can’t control. The big day begins when we start savouring life as it is here and now. .
      You rock 👍.
      Been around, but more on my new blog Please check it out.

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  3. Funmi Adebayo
    November 10, 2017

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    When we keep waiting for ‘THE BIG DAY’ to start living, then the Big Day never comes. However, when we start savouring life as it is HERE and Now, then the Big Day begins.. Please enjoy this piece from me to you…


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