Poetry

October 17, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Onawale Femi Simeon

 

 

 

Hope For The Living

 

 

When our day darkens,

 

all light and life sucked out thoroughly

 

Alone in the darkness

 

Pondering how it came to be

 

A series of thunder claps

 

Sends us cowering

 

And tangles our knee

 

And we do not know which way to go

 

Fastened tight against the rope

 

Dealt brutal by life’s sucker punches

 

A crazy jab in the abdomen

 

An upswing hook sends us flying

 

A powerful kick in the groin

 

Black eyes. We black out

 

And we are dragged away on the rough earth

 

Like a heap of wet meat

 

And we find ourselve in the gabbage, dirt-tangled

 

But then,

 

there is a HOPE,

 

like a drop of crystal on a thirsty earth,

 

like a lone star on a gloomy night sky,

 

Although like the crystal mirage

 

ahead of a thirsty sojourner

 

It seems myopic

 

Dull and unrealistic

 

But like the glow of another dawn,

 

A faint breath

 

A momentary blink

 

A grain of maize fell to the floor

 

We could heal

 

We could get back on our feet

 

We could blossom like a tiny seed

 

into a big tree

 

As long as there’s another day of sunrise

 

We could live truly again

 

 

 

 

 

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Onawale Femi Simeon

Onawale Femi Simeon is a Nigerian writer from Ibadan, a student of statistics and a rapper. He has an unquenchable passion for writing short stories and poems. He is also an animal activist and loves dogs especially.

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2 Comments

  1. mhyke October 18, at 07:27

    Damn! Blew my mind again......but rapper?

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