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by Agent of Change International, Nigeria Jan 24, 2008
Media , Culture , Health   Poetry


Seasons come and go
Fond memories are savoured
At periods of discouragement
And low state

Good and positive
Experiences always desired
With no provision or expectation
For the undesired
Taught to accept positive experiences
As God’s approval of our daily endeavours

Then it appeared
With its ugly head
Roaring like a lion
The undesired;
The unexpected:
Failure, discouragement,

Where is it coming from
What have I done wrong
Where did I miss it
Or where did I lose Him

Can anyone please explain to me
‘Cos I’ve worked very hard
To get this far
And I was seen
As someone with a bright
And promising future
With the world at my call
And beckoning

Graduated from school full of hopes;
Hopes of success
Hopes of great exploits
At the marketplace
Hopes of scaling whatever hurdle
That comes my way
Successfully moving
To the next level of my career

But suddenly
It appears that I don’t know anything
That I’ve not done anything
And felt like my world is crashing
Right before my eyes
I became an object of ridicule
Looked down upon by everyone around

What has become of me
What have I dragged myself into
If only someone can just understand
Please, can anyone understand

Understand how it hurts
How it feels to be downcast
And be left alone
With the feeling of rejection


Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
© December 2007



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Agent of Change International

A Social Entrepreneur, bagged a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Lagos, Certificate in Project Management 2005 (Brainbench Certified), Certificate in Entrepreneurial Development, Certificate in Computer Architecture and Networking and has attended series of other trainings. He has worked with managerial cadre of varied organizations he has served. Presently the Managing Consultant of Chain Link Concepts (a human capital development firm with passion for micro, small and medium enterprises ‘MSME’). He has consulted for Xcel Digital Solutions (a multimedia production firm), Higher Heights Communication (a media outfit) and Prisi’zn Concepts (a media outfit) amongst others. The President/Executive Director of Agents of Change International (an NGO) and presently the Program Coordinator on Education and Sport for People To People International, Nigeria (an international NGO). He has served on the leadership of various bodies. He is an Associate member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Nigeria Industrial Relations Association (Graduate Membership) and Institute of Risk and Credit Management of Nigeria (Graduate Membership). I am a Mentor with ABC4All. Also a member of True Pioneers, Nigerian Professionals International (NiPRO) and some other non-governmental organizations. He is also a member of the training and development department of the Legacy Fellowship (Latter Rain Assembly).
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