By Adeleke Adeite
The last time I checked,
Champions and chickens have just one head.
Chickens have wings but cannot fly.
They are born with crowns,
But they do not rule.
Champions have no wings,
But they are high flyers;
They are not born with crowns,
But they stand out and reign.
What makes you a success
Is not your strength,
What makes you a failure
Is not your feeble features.
Chickens are pampered and by people
Only to end up in the pot of soup.
Champions are passionate
And persistent about their purpose
Till they get to the palace.
Chickens pick and peck particles around;
They never plough but they plunder.
Champions press on even when their purse lacks pulse,
They pursue to prevail.
What makes champions
Is the decision to be deaf
To the drumbeat of disadvantages.
What makes chickens
Is their decision to be driven
By the dictates of discouragement.
No matter how much a chicken is cheered,
It can never become a champion
Until there is a change of heart.
Success in not an art;
It’s an attitude of leaving the midst of multitude
For the altar of altitude.
Champions get charged by challenges;
Chickens get chained by it.
Change is not a choice,
It’s a chance.
A chance to be a charming champion or a cheered chicken
Is what we get when we wake up everyday.
Grab it! Take charge; you are a champion!
#Adeleke Adeite is a graduate of Economics Education from the University of Ado Ekiti,. He is a poet, motivational writer and songwriter. He has over four International Poetry Awards to his credit and has won lots of member contest on PoetrySoup International. He is passionate about building positive mindsets in youth . He fervently believes he is a product of God’s grace. He can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
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