I was born as a poor boy and grew up in the street
Without the care, guidance and supervision of my beloved parent.
I have been experienced an empty stomach,
Almost naked, without permanent shelter and without proper education.
As a young man with a deprived and sad experiences of life
I started to think of innovation and dream for my future.
I dream to become a famous,
I dream to become a great man!
Yes, I to dream to become a great man
A great man with power and authority,
A great man like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Manuel Quezon,
John Maxwell, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
Yes, I dream to become a great man
‘Coz I want to have a change and improvement,
A change and improvement to my beloved country,
A change and improvement to the lives of the needy.
‘Coz I thought to become a great man
Is to have power and authority.
Power and authority over the lives of the people,
Power and authority to become their lord and master.
But now, I realized that to become a great man
It is not to become the lord of their lives, instead the lord of good example.
But now, I also realized that to become a great man
It is not to become the master of their lives, instead a master of change in helping to improve their way of living.
Now with this precious thoughts that still fresh in my mind
I am thankful to my beloved Creator for helping me this to realize.
Another thing is that, to become a great man is to change and improve first myself,
not be a self-centered, lord and master to others, instead a lord and master of my own self.
I realized that, for changing my own self
I can gradually change my own destiny,
I realized that, for changing my own self,
I can gradually brighten up my future.
Lo! Today I will live as if it is my last
I will improve myself, my character, my skills, and my talents.
I will serve and help others with love and care,
And I will become great!
Yes, I will become a great man if I will think the good of others before myself.
For only in serving, helping, loving, and sharing the blessings from Above,
I can finally win the hearts, favors and support from my beloved human being.
And my name will be hailed forever in the pyramid and pages of history!
Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!
Moises P. Reconalla
About the Author:
Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.
He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.
You can send your comments about this Poem through his email firstname.lastname@example.org
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