Abasiama Udom

October 28,1997 - Nigeria
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I thought

I thought I failed
My heart believed it
I knew I was a failure
my lips told of it
I am a failure.
Nothing remaineth
the bird flee
the dogs even -
at my voice
A failure -
Am I?

I may fail
times a thousand
still I rise
An Abraham Lincoln
brother to Nelson Mandela
kin of Isaac Watts
Nephew of Corazon Aquino
A sister of mine.
I thought I failed
but, I know I succeed.

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