Until We Make a Difference

Adamu Danjuma
2 min readJan 19, 2021

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” — Nelson Mandela.

Until we make a difference,

Nobody will willingly want clean the gutter.

Cooking pot will be unwashed.

Backyard will remain dusty.

Cars will abound on our seemingly obsolete roads.

Corruption will prevail.

No fellow cares.

It is nobody's business.

And until we make a difference,

We'll keep on complaining than doing,

Talking irresistibly than taking action immediately,

Hating than loving with all our hearts and souls and bones and muscles.

Until we make a difference,

There will not be an egalitarian society.

Money will be kept far away from the reach of sightseers.

Equal distribution of common wealth will not manifest itself miraculously.

And until we make a difference,

Hospitals will continue to discriminate between the rich-human-blood and the poor-human-blood.

Common Chloroquine could be costly because not everyone can afford it.

Job won’t be given to you on merit but on WHO-YOU-KNOW only!

Until we make a difference,

Truthful thoughts mayn't go a long way:

Sayers of truth to Power are now occupants of insidious jail of macabre tears!

And until we make a difference,

Security challenges will be allowed to thrive beyond the shores of our vicinities.

One will hardly find his way to where potentials are highly developed.

Food could be scarcely expensive.

Unity of voices and harmonious coexistence of communities are what we seek.

Peace and progress will be our duo friends.

We'll dine and celebrate our unison with the sagacity of sound health and safety.

We'll vote our leaders wisely so as to serve us meritoriously.

We'll go to school and acquire quality education effectively.

We'll grow together.

When we finally follow the profitable path of making a difference,

Doers and change makers will be our attributes!

Dear brethren, does this work of a mind make a difference in your own minds?



Adamu Danjuma

Author of Les Larmes d'une Plume Esseulée, Adamu is a multilingual speaker & an emerging poet-writer. He's passionate about journalism & literature.