“It’s better to slip than to remain asleep”
“Failing is the first step to success”

These sayings by one who is Germane got me thinking
About their veracity.

I observe my nine month old nephew –
He is about to joined the two-legged folks
He falls while trying to be upright
“Alright, i won’t stop here, i must incessantly try”
I perceived his thoughts.
After moons of trials, he’s good.
I see the joy of becoming grown

Germane sayings become clearer-
A success story is a lot of failure stories full

That this piece looks unprofessional is not a failure
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Elijah studied English in University Of Ilorin. He has ardour for writing poems and short stories; he has over a hundred pieces in these genres to his name. He nicknamed himself "Germane" as a result of his frequent use of the English word. He says: "Art is my heart".

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