Today I'm in church, yesterday I was drunk
The preacher has no idea, to him I'm a monk
But for a heads turn many exams I'd have flunked
Far below .. Deep, I have sunk
One more step and there'll be no return
I'm chasing I'm chasing
A thin line I'm tracing
These "things" I seek, these "things" I cherish
When I'm gone, these things will Perish
Money, houses, beauty, cars
Even though we can't reach .. We sell the stars
What is the meaning? .. What is the point?
Why we fill our glass ..why we roll a joint
Fancy cars and expensive clothes
Annoying init how they don't join us in growth
So we grow and we move on
Ever searching for a new thrill.. For new fun
My brother there's nothing new under this sun
Vanity upon vanity so the bible says
At the end of the road we would part ways
Me and my new car, you and your cool clothes
Instead of our time to God we pray..
We go online and "I'm bored",we say
I'm no saint .. U bet your left eye, I stray
But then I wonder.. Look out my window and stare into yonder
Life's quality, how then do we measure?
Because Some kids can't afford boredom to them its a treasure
You see, boredom is a luxury, absence of usual pleasure
Henceforth, I'll slow down, let me give u the low down
The important things I'll appreciate
My worries I'll elevate high to Him whom with, more I should relate
Empty things and meaningless treasure
For want of such we heap on our heads enormous pressure
I hope therefore, my point I've made
Vanity upon vanity ... Everything will fade
- @seuntomas thinking on ObaFuntAy(dot)com
23 thoughts on “Hello Vanity”
Anoda fantastic post (Y). Bless!!!
Cool poem. It’s the reality
Nice one…I have a few friends that really could use this..(Y)
If boredom is truly luxury then i don’t want to afford luxury. Nice post.
On pt! #fact
Like the rhyme scheme, the youth involved.
Nice one you’ve got here.
This life is ƒσя Rent, no need to cherish luxuries. Good write-up Seun. 🙂
Yet anoda proof dt ur a gifted writer…nyc 1
WOW. Just wow. I love your way with words and the fact that this piece is saying something that’s true and important. Really thought provoking. I want more!
Beautiful work!!!..its reality..:)
This is lovely!!! *applause*
Thomas Thomas!! i see you…beautiful piece mate.
You and funto una dey form collabo abi….*sigh*…..
ghen ghen…two masters doin a collabo..brilliant..vanity, luxury many times is vanity
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On point.We all need dis sort of reminder once in a while.
This is a great piece! Last last, all na vanity