I need wisdom
Not power, and pray
God to give me knowledge
Not power for as Solomon
I ask for the wisdom
To differentiate between good
And evil, and how like Francis
To change what I can
And endure what I can't
And how to make the difference in them all;

For the man of power
Uses raw force bereft of knowledge
And wisdom, and in his own understanding
He could cajole the people
Mould them like plasticine
To suit his whims and caprices
To achieve the agenda deep in his heart

Wisdom makes a man
To look before he leaps
Gives him power to see
Beyond his nose, to see
To see that which the strong man
Who sits at the zenith
At the roof top
Or atop the iroko never can see.