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Poem: Just A Little Yeast…


Evil triumphs where good men do nothing!
-Edmund Burke

When ‘ordinary’ men underrate the power of their ‘little’ contribution, they quit trying. However, evil triumphs when good men do nothing, and what is required for our desired change starts with little things…

Like …

Few good men
to speak the truth

Few praying men
to stand in the gap …

Few upright men
to uphold the arm of justice

Few hopeful people
to dream of a brighter tomorrow…

Little noble acts
Little brave tendencies
Little words of faith
Little deeds of kindness

Jesus told them still another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A woman takes some yeast and mixes it with a bushel of flour until the whole batch of dough rises. Matthew 13:33 GNT 

Small men
resisting inequality
Ordinary men
standing against corruption

Common men
rising against oppression

Everyday people
insisting on justice

Few strong voices
to speak for the poor

Few strong structures
to support the human family

Dear Lord,
May our collective ‘few‘ good deeds add up to exalt this nation and attract Your Supreme intervention!

(c) Funmi Adebayo

via Poem: Just A Little Yeast … (Happy Independence Nigeria)


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.

2 comments on “Poem: Just A Little Yeast…

  1. Funmi Adebayo
    October 2, 2018

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    It’s another Independence Day season, and we thought to share with you again this lovely piece as a reminder that your contribution towards a better society is worth it no matter how little.

    Never discount the little you have to offer, for evil triumphs when good men do nothing. Please enjoy it!


  2. Kolamiposi
    October 2, 2018

    Reblogged this on WordsThatWorth.

    Liked by 1 person

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