NOT A ROLE MODEL #NARM
I am not a role model; I am a model trying to play my role
I never intended to be a star; I just wanted to add beauty to the sky
My plan was never to be the sun that rules the day; I just wanted to bring light to the world
I wonder what people gain by posing as giants, when actually what transforms life are little things
Was that me being a pop star or was I trying to transform my world through singing
Never asked for a standing ovation, just trying to bring sanity to humanity
I was busy doing what I loved doing, was surprised they gave me an award
I guess they were right that said “pursue your dreams and success will pursue you”
Was I inventing to be known or was I inventing to solve problems?
I ain’t a role model; I’m just a model trying to play my role
Ok, now everybody is asking “how can I be a model?”, but I think they should be asking “how can I play my role?”
Wait a minute; my job search was because I needed more money, not really because I needed more responsibility
Did I volunteer so I can be the leader or so I can be the ladder?
What’s my role? What’s my role with being the best?
What’s my role with being distinct? What’s my role with being better?
Was it to be a role model, or was it to play my role?
After the seminar he whispered to me “My personality just increased”, in reply I told him “My passion just increased”
“But can’t you see that we can earn more money with this?” he asked, “But can’t you see that we can transform more lives with this” I told him.
He smiled and shouted “My family and the world will be proud of me”, I smiled back and shouted “God and the Future will be proud of me”
That’s because I ain’t a role model, I’m just a model trying to play my role
Aren’t you sick and tired of being Heroes whose impact is at level zero?
We drive on life’s great billows, yet for no one are you a pillow
Do you realise that great people are those that have inspired greatness in others?
I got to figure out how my great status can help my neighbourhood
Would you want to be a role model or a model playing his role?
Some candles shine to be called bright, other candles shine to make the room bright
I trained so hard to win my fight, how can I now help that young girl win the fight of her life?
The next time someone calls you a role model, ask yourself “what’s my role as a model?”
Have you realised that everyone on earth actually has a role he/she plays in people’s life?
“We are the Elders in this community!” Excuse me sir, our Youths are going astray. Check that
“I am the director in this company!” Excuse me Ma’am, administrative lapses is crippling us. Check that
Oh! Are you the MIP (Most Important Personality)? Well here comes the MVP (Most Vulnerable Personality)
My prayer every day, “God make me the best so I can make others better”
Thanks for the award and honours, but right now I got a world to change
Everybody was born to play a role, your role is to find your role and play your role
Think not what people can do for you; think of what you can do for people
I’m trying to invest as an entrepreneur; I’m also trying to invest in people’s lives
We got a day to save, so once you’re done reading this poem go and play your role
Let someone point to you one day and say “This guy made my life have a meaning”; and like seriously, that’s a great role to play.
Many people desired to be successful, but the successful are those that desired to be faithful
It’s good to be million-minded, but whatever happened to being Mission-minded?
Don’t be driven by your quest to be high, instead be driven by a quest to lift others high
Why? Because real people ain’t role models, they are models playing their role.