October 17, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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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







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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  1. mhyke October 18, at 07:27

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


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