Friday, 3 January 2014

Little eyes upon you

There are little eyes upon upon you
And they are watching night and day
There are little ears that quickly
Take in every word you say
There are little hands all eager
To do anything you do
And a little boy who is dreaming
Of the day he'll be like you
You're the wisest of the wise
In his little mind
About you, no suspision ever arises
He believes in you devoutly
Holds all that you say and do
He will say and do in your way
When he's grown up like you
There's a wide eyed little fellow
Who believes you're always right
And his eyes are always opened
And he watches night and day
You're setting an example
Everyday in all you do
For the little boy who's waiting
To grow up to be like you

Dear readers, believe me, you are someone's idol, someone's role model, there is someone in whose eyes you can never go wrong. One of the most frightening moment of my life was when some kids were like "aunty, we love you, when we grow up we want to be like you" tears welled up in my eyes immediately, I went weak in the knees, my palms started sweating, my heart was racing faster than Usain Bolt, conflicting thoughts started arising within me. I sat down slowly and started to xray my life, I asked myself if I was worthy of being a role model with my short fuse temper. That was a major turning point in my life. I just had to try to be the perfect girl because trust kids to take in everything we do quick!
The way it happened to me, am sure it is the same for everyone of us. Lets try to be the best in everything we do, remember, a person of character meets the demands of duty, is accountable, pursues excellence and exercises self control.
Cheers to the weekend.


  1. Awwwww, bless you, Amaka - I'm sure you were over the moon when they told you that. If I were me, my coconut head would have exploded. We are always someones' idol. I'm my little sisters' idol - I found out not too long ago. At work, there are some people that look up to be, and some people I look up to as well. May we strive to be the best in all we do

    1. I actually had mixed reactions! But I was excited sha! Yeah we all are nne.

  2. Knowing people look up to you and the challenge of keeping up to expectation is always something I try to wrap my head around. That's why I'd rather not want to know

  3. I love this write up/poem above, speaks a lot + I strongly believe too in the fact that no matter how an individual could be there is definitely someone out there who sees you as his role model and mentor or someone admires you greatly and is crazily in love.