At some point, you doubt

Questions creep into your mind

To brood actions that may not seem necessary

Keep doing it

Profits are often suspended

So that you'd know the joy gained

Eventually when achievement calls

Keep doing it

I have seen men shed rivers of tears

And this for wastes in opportunities

When they look back, it's all regrets

Keep doing it

Had they tarried awhile

Had they taking a further step, probably a little more

The sun like glistening stars would have crowned their heads

Keep doing it

Emulate my life

For I've never been rich by world standard

But I've never been poor by poor standard

For all the wealth out there, never my pocket dry

Because I kept doing it.

Patrick Nwadike is a member of Writers Cave, Tokyo.