Swimming Against The Tide

Not swept away by popular opinion
Not blown by the wind
Not having a banana backbone
Not taking the road most travelled
Using the road less travelled
Taking the narrow road
Abandoning the wide road
Swimming against the tide.

Not bowing to peer pressure
Not trying to please everyone
Risking being unpopular
Standing up for the truth
Speaking the unpopular truths
Despising lies
Swimming against the tide.

The world needs men who will swim against
the tide
The world needs women who will swim against
the tide
The world needs political leaders
who will swim against the tide
The world needs spiritual leaders
who will swim against the tide.

by Qiniso Mogale

Comments (1)

To walk on true path and to perform divine works are the swimmings against the tide that you have portrayed in your poem stunningly and wisely. You also aptly painted that world requires the persons who can swim against the tide. It may be quoted... The world needs men who will swim against the tide The world needs women who will swim against the tide The world needs political leaders who will swim against the tide The world needs spiritual leaders who will swim against the tide. Many thanks dear Qiniso, keep the ball rolling.