Moses stammered ; but had a rod
His peregrinations gave us the Decalogue
EMPATHY, indescribable in our eye sockets
Made Mother Theresa resolve to pull the plug
I would sit on the fence if it’s strong enough
But Mandela found unflinching faith in profound fear
Mahatma relished his tears as rain for the crops
Warring not because he wanted his corn-science clear
Martin Jnr saw the promised land in his dream,
Slam-brake the sheer bias of the spangled banner.
And Malcolm x decided to be part of the movement,
Albeit scarred by his father’s gruesome murder.
With flaws dispelled, faults eased and fears allayed.
While all else LOOKED, these ones could SEE.
Buoying me to make the future words read,
“THE SEVENTH LEADER WAS ME”
Leadership poem by Abejegah Chinonso Femi