Remember me not for this wit
Which infallible does seem,
Neither for all that time would forfeit
Someday in my wildest dream.
But for who I chose to be
Amid many choices before me,
Remember me for all I never was.
Remember me not for the riches
Which by hard work I gather,
Neither for the come-to-pass wishes
That can never be mine forever.
But for all that I dared not do
In spite of the odds I went through,
Remember me for who I was.
Remember me not for skill
Nor fame which I could not avoid,
Neither for the grace and will
Which by myself I did not afford.
But for the benevolence of the One
By Whom great deeds are done,
Remember me for who I never was.
( C) FOLAJIN ADEMOLA (OLUMINOUS)