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    Default Take care of your Character (Toju Iwa re) Yoruba poem

    Tj w R
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    Tj w r r mi [Maintain your character my friend]
    l a ma l nl ni [Honor can leave from the house of a person]
    w a s ma lra nyn [Beauty can leave from the body of a person]
    gbn w n b ni d sr [However a persons character will go with a] .. . person to the grave]

    fn nw, rr n r [Character is like smoke, eventually it will rise (to the surface)]
    nyn gbkr ny [A person lives off in the distance in honor]
    gbn snm ni, la fi me ni [But with closeness we learn of a persons actions]
    w k n fonw sl [Character will not leave its owner alone]

    w m l sm lrk [It is a childs character that gives the child a name]
    m dra ku w [Even if the child seems fine, there is still a need for character]
    Ara dra ku a [Even if the body looks fine, there is still a need for clothing]
    s dra ku bt [Even if the feet work fine, there is still a need for shoes]

    Bnyn dra t k nw [If a person seems fine but doesnt have character]
    padan ohun ribiribi [He/She is missing something very valuable indeed]
    w rere l nyn [Good character is a persons bodyguard]
    r baba w, w baba wre [Patience is the progenitor of character, Character is ] . the progenitor of blessings]


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    Respect I enjoy this poem and have passed it on to bless other Africans. Peace
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    Respect I enjoy this poem and have passed it on to bless other Africans. Peace
    Inu mi dun nitori tiyen!

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