Poverty & violence gave birth to a son. Like his parents he remains amongst the forgotten ones.

Opportunity continues knocking at the door, constantly reminding him that he’s not poor.

Intangible wealth beyond measure, all due to the storms he’s had to weather.

He only fears mediocrity, so he strives for excellence in utter disgust of hypocrisy.

What if you did all that was expected of you at the expense of your dreams? They set the bar low and give you two options…either you fail or follow the flow.

Next time you choose to be mediocre, you’ll be accompanied by loses. Personally I’d rather walk away with a few wins. Here’s a pen, I’d like you to add mediocrity to the list of the 7 deadly sins.

You can be successful or you can be sorry the choice is yours to decide. Whichever one you pick be sure to buckle up, it’s destined to be a bumpy ride.



About Lazarus_of_Montserrado

Lazarus (Hebrew: “God will help”) Siafa was born in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. A once abundantly prosperous and promising nation that was crippled by poverty, violence and corruption in the late 80’s to early 90’s due to a Civil War that lasted approximately 14 years. This blog is a collection of thought provoking, spirit lifting and ambition driven poems as well as spoken word written by Lazarus for those who share a similar dream and perception of life. The vision that no matter the obstacle, failure, setback, trial or loss in life that you hold the power to overcome it all. You may have been born to lose but in time can be built to win and God willing can accomplish whatever your heart desires.
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6 Responses to I FEAR MEDIOCRITY

  1. There is so much truth in this post! Very inspiring.


  2. Kinshuk says:

    Very inspirational 🙂


  3. Caroline says:

    very raw. packed with emotion and meaning!


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