The Market

Everything that has a beginning has an end. So, start with the end in mind. Tonight, I do not feel like writing many words. Yet I feel like I have a lot to say. So many unspoken words harboured in my mind, waiting to be given life and a purpose. I used to yearn to speak; now I hesitate to open my mouth. The years have brought caution to my lips, patience to my feet, and abundance of reflection to my days. So let me share these lines I wrote a while ago…

We come to the market: buyers and sellers all
With money to spend, and wares to dispose
Strangers and family alike, roaming every stall
Bargaining hard, looking for great deals to close
Some are pressed to take whatever they find
Others win, making transactions one of a kind
And after everyone is gone, the market lives on

Those who go to the market hope for the best deals, but plan for the worst they can get. When this phase is done and you look back to count, may you recount with joy and laughter your moments and your days. The things that weigh so heavily on us today, may be the least of our worries when we look back in time. I pray you find wisdom to focus on the things that matter today, while you can. Everything that has a beginning has an end. So start with the end in mind.

Author: thetoyintaiwo

My name is Oluwatoyin J. Taiwo – a Christian, an Engineer, and a Writer. I enjoy reading, travelling and watching football + lawn tennis. I love working with young people, especially teenagers. I believe that people are shaped by the words they hear or read, and our most important decisions are those we make in the first three decades of life.

2 thoughts on “The Market”

  1. Amen. I pray for wisdom to focus on things that matter today.

    Thanks for these words.

    Two things got me:

    1.) The things that weigh so heavily on us at the moment may be the least of our worries when we look back in time. This is so true.

    2.) Start with the end in mind because everything that has a beginning has an end.

    I think I understand too when there are so many words you want to put out but are yet to be given life and purpose.

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