I am strong and powerful,

But that is what I am,

Only that sometimes I am weak in some aspects,

My inside is occasionally trembling,

Not that I fear of an evil attack,

Not that I am feeling coldness,

Not that I have broken any of my country’s laws,

No, only that sometimes I am weak anyway.

In life we have three people within us,

The public, the private and the secret persons.

Exceptionally good if you have only two,

The public and the private,

But how hard to handle the third person; the secret one.

The soon I accept that the three have to reside in me the better,

The sooner too I will learn to manage them.

The secret person is responsible for those things I do alone,

Those I won’t want anybody to know.

He is responsible for those moments I wished,

That the earth should open wide and swallow me,

Or even the wind to blow me up to the sky above.

The secret person is the one responsible for all evil I do:

Stealing, cheating, abuse, lying; all bad things.

The same person makes us behave as though,

We are not responsible for all those things.

How sorry I feel for my hypocrisy,

Because of this secret person.

We all have them “secret persons” within us,

Manage them or they will be the one killing you,

Because after all; theirs is a secret way.

Whenever you see somebody and feel you were them,

Or even like them,

Remember they have their secret persons,

And you know little about them.

Be contented with who you are,

Manage the three people in you well,

They will build your strength,

They hold your potential,

They will turn your life around.


Geoffrey Ndege

Geoffrey Ndege

Geoffrey Ndege is the Editor and topical contributor for the Daily Focus. He writes in the areas of Science, Manufacturing, Technology, Innovation, Governance, Management and International Emerging Issues. For featuring, promotions or support, reach out to us at
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