POEM OF THE WEEK
Bittersweet, or not
Memories amount to sadness growth seems lacking
Change and conformity, what is the sure result?
Makes sense to give in sometimes, catch yourself when you start to
Make a wish and hope life gives you what you hope for
What you deserve?
Many cry, plead, beg even
But does it make a change?
Then again, maybe there does exist that one being
Or maybe two, confusion looms
Who to trust and who to part with
Let him loose, hang on to that one and pray the choice you made was
Listen to no one but your voice, that inner voice that calms and sometimes complains
Sometimes argues but always is there
Never be the you you don't want around for too long
Miserable! Leave it alone!
Who listens? Who cares?
Indecision and then finally a resolve, let this be a lesson
Don't make the same mistake twice
- Carmen A. Welch
First, I would like to say
'Big up' to you
If you don't care what people say
Respect is due
We keep striving for the best
Because this is life's test
Those who endure
Are those who make it for sure
Despite our setbacks
We stay glued to the facts
That there will be a brighter day
All we have to do is hope and pray
Things are not going to be perfect
Even when we feel like our lives are wrecked
We can brush it off and stand erect
Success we shall collect
Sometimes life throws us hard punches
And on our strength it crunches
But we live to fight another day
To love, work hard and play
- Kerione Bryan
The person inside
If you want to meet me
Be bold enough to look beyond what you see
If it is I you want to know
There is a lot beneath the glow
The one in me, the person inside
Not a perfect reflection of me
The one you stand beside
The beauty of the core
The person inside me
Compelled to capture your senses
And create a silence so exceptionally loud
Hidden behind what the eyes can see and hands can feel
Who will break such a seal?
Subjected only to the image at hand
What you don't notice is the person inside me
A rose with many colours
A book unopened
A gift unwrapped
If it is I you want to know
Never stand where the wind blows
Obliterate perceptions from the mind
Somewhere within is that person you must find
- Leasa Graham
the 'status quo'
the 'status quo'!
- Helen-Ann Wilkinson
Planet of inexperience
In the Grand Prix of life
Inexperience is dangerous to the hasty
And we all are
Hence we are all in danger
- Ava Mantra
If I close my eyes I will not be able to re-open them?
I'm not ready to die with so much left to give.
I'm not ready to die before being a wife and having some kids
What have I contributed to this world to be leaving without a word, without work,without worth?
I don't want to die leaving my mother without anyone or anything to hold on to
Not ready to go just yet, death is a must, but must I go before I make a mark?
A positive one, that is
The road seems dark but I'm searching for the light, a light must be near
I need something to hold on to
I need to never be afraid
- Raka Awesome
Life is beautiful
Last week, a nine-year-old died
His mother couldn't manage to look at his body while she cried
Wasn't given the opportunity to voice whether he wanted to survive
We live our lives like a mistake
Going through it partially awake
We have lived past nine, some twice as long
But are we grateful or wonder what's there to live for?
A baby suffocated
Life taken as soon as it was created
Are we grateful we were given the chance to survive?
Are we grateful to be able to state that we are alive?
Sometimes we forget that breathing is a pleasure
That life is a thing that should not be among the things we measure
It's not about if we live it rich or poor
But to what heights we soar
How much we appreciate just being around
And the friends, families and love we found
Some people's lives are cut short but never an accident
Your life's length is written, a given time to repent
But if, after all these years, you don't consider yourself fortunate
Then maybe your life really was unfortunate
- Omolara Kayode