TODAY IS YESTERDAY’S TOMORROW by Francis Omode
TODAY is yesterday’s tomorrow
This week is last week’s next week
This month is last month’s next month
This year is last year’s new year
Alas, Time waits for no man
Tomorrow comes every TODAY I live.
Tomorrow is there
I have no need to sow
My quiver is full of grains
I have no need to buy seeds
Alas, Tomorrow came in the company of famine
Starvation and hunger had a field-day
The lazy starved and died tomorrow’s yesterday
I am hungry now
Lend me this and that
I will pay on the full moon
The full-moon came and met him groping
Alas, The creditor knocked on the door
On the full-moon’s New-moon.
My name is Francis Omode,a graduate of Mathematics from the University of Ibadan. I will share just two events from my life. First, on 12th April 2014, in a meeting of Business Executives of a company I worked part-time, I was told to my face what looked like I’ve wasted 3 years of my life. In minutes I realized how the educational system failed in preparing me for the reality of life. I made up my mind to work on myself. I have not looked back since then. Two, “you can build your own things that other people would use” were the words of Steve Jobs that changed the way I look at life. It opened me up to the idea that a way to change the way people work,think,eat and love in Nigeria/Africa is to produce/promote “Made in Nigeria” products. For me, this is the future of Business in Nigeria.