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Where There Is A Will; There Is A Way

By – Odey Emmanuel

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Determination is the vehicle that drives people to destinations their feet would not take them. It is the architect that builds houses on water. A heart that seems eager to fly when everyone wants to crawl. It is the heart that sees success when every one sees doom and colossal failure.

Determination can be akin to a baby with a burning desire to walk while his age mates and peers still finds sleeping-comfort in the grip of their mother’s breast. It is the night-watch that refused to wink an eye so that the temporal deceit of the night does not take away the many happiness and joy of the morning. It is the promise of a son to his father that the failed years past will only remain as lessons to his folly that he is yet to meet, a teacher to his foolish choices and a light that would guide his path when the world would rain darkness on him. It is the eye that is bent on seeing through thick fogs and strain when the comfort of hesitation calls.

Okoro almost gave up on life because death snatched his only surviving parent away from him at an age when he was only but a boy. He has since refused to lie back in tears and let life toss him up and down in its peculiarly mild torture and torment. He rose from his bed one day dusted off his feet and shook off the shackles that had held him captive for as long as his memory can relate. He walked out of his room and never found the reason to turn around.

Okoro ran into different people while on his voyage to meeting with the other side of life that promises enduring bliss and glee. He was a dream chaser. Every now and then the overwhelming possibilities of failure will come knocking but Okoro seemed to either ignore them or get busy with something even as life plot to prey on his weakness. They come in shape of men and women, in shape of friends and families but Okoro was resilient, his resolve cannot be faltered he would say to himself in the manner his ears alone could hear. While in the city, far away from the eyes of people who knew him he would press and toil day and night, he may not eat but this does not deter him from pushing hard.

He knew he was alone in the world with no one to run to for anything that would remind him of the vacuum the death of his father had created. And so he kept pushing until the sun decided it was time to shine bright on his path. Okoro never gave up on life, he had his mind fixed on what he wanted and he stayed awake till his dream became real and stared at him in the face. Okoro is that student who refused to sleep because his mates are sleeping, that soldier who has pledged to defend with valor when others chicken away. Okoro could be you and I. Napoleon Hill said” whatever the heart of a man can conceive, it can achieve”

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53 comments

  1. What an inspiring story
    Well, yet again Odey has done it.
    Patient, perseverance and prayer are the key to success. I love this part of the piece were he wrote:
    “And so he kept pushing until the sun decided it was time to shine bright on his path. Okoro never gave up on life, he had his mind fixed on what he wanted and he stayed awake till his dream became real and stared at him in the face”.
    Nice piece keep it up Odey

  2. nice job odey as always

  3. The way you write is one unique way Emmanuel. You paint pictures so well .

  4. The power of the mind. You explicitly told the story

  5. Indeed when there is a will, the impossible becomes possible

  6. I wish I could take a peep at the length an breadth of ur mind. Man you are blessed

  7. Words alone can not describe the depth of your knowledge of literature .

  8. You never cease to amaze me man with ur play upon words . good job yet again

  9. The achabe of our time .

  10. Emmy my reverence for you grow every time I gt the chance to read your piece.

  11. The picture is so crystal clear. Whatever a man makes up his mind to achieve he surely does

  12. I like the okoro picture you pained .. So relaxing

  13. Odey you are good

  14. The God of wisdom has blessed you man!

  15. Very inspiring man

  16. Words of wisdom

  17. We can achieve whatever we so desire if only we believe and work towards it. Nice one

  18. Every line depicts wisdom.

  19. Sumptuous piece

  20. NYC piece man

  21. Your style as always special

  22. All I av to say is weldon, cus u av done well…

  23. All I av to say is dah, pple will celebrate u..

  24. chukwu Chima bright

    More wisdom

  25. well written down emmanuel. you are one of a kind

  26. your words are tonic for the sick and strength for the weak.

  27. great piece of work put together my sweet

  28. most inspiring and motivating .. good work emma

  29. your art is a masterpiece odey

  30. the heavens that has blessed you will continue to show u light. dope

  31. well educating and motivating

  32. I see you soaring high man far beyond the skies

  33. the power to succeed or excel in life is in the will

  34. great piece of work honey !

  35. your imagery is awesome man. well done

  36. your words ooze wisdom man

  37. the will power is too powerful , very motivating man

  38. igodo the great. I see you in every line of this piece

  39. I like how you changed the rhythm between the first paragraph and the okoro story

  40. wise words. I salute your wisdom man

  41. the poet is at it again. the magician with words

  42. you are blessed beyond words man

  43. fine work put together odey.

  44. Thumbs up man

  45. waooo, i love dis

  46. well sieved odey. you are special

  47. success, success, success
    This piece is good makes me wanna cry
    oo okoro

  48. This one nice well oo, kai i nor go lie

  49. kul bros, it’s dope

  50. truth and nothing but the truth

  51. you are now the renowned writer I’ ve always wanted you to be. kudos to you. nice piece….

  52. Wisdom speaking at the hghest level

  53. Always trust in your ursef. Ntin is impossible

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