Poetry for the Noble Minds by Rasheed Olayemi N. Mustapha
There are lots of evils in present times. Empirical research has revealed that the root of these evils is moral decadence among people. In order to revamp our society and instill in people that having good morals and manners is the root of a worthwhile and reliable human success, I have come up with a fresh idea which I refer to as "Poetry of Virtue".
Poetry for the Noble Minds is one of the Poetry of Virtue series. The poems point out the significance of upholding good morals, the effects of immoralities, and how inculcating moral uprightness in people can solve many of social problems in contemporary times.
Some of the poems explicitly discuss education and conduct of students in institutions of learning because the importance of quality education cannot be overemphasized in society.
There are short notes, exercises, and discussion questions after each poem so as to evaluate readers’ comprehension, and these also make the poetry book useful in schools.
It is my hope that Poetry of Virtue becomes a widely accepted sub-genre of poetry across the globe.
Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a successful businessman, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi.
He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade (both in Primary Classes and Secondary Classes), as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also a published author. He writes poetry, prose, dramas, articles, and academic write-ups. He is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers, Poetry on Moral Values, The Regrets of Omotolu, The Illegitimate King and many short stories published in Nigeria. He writes both in English and Yoruba Languages.
He is presently studying Economics at Al Qalam University, Katsina, Nigeria.