The Road


Was once a child with no worries
Life’s path was smooth;
Daddy’s shoulder was a pedestal
And Mama’s bosom a resting place,
I never knew so much awaited me

To be greater than my fathers,
I swore; To floor his achievements
Wipe Mama’s secret tears
But I’m here swimming in streams of my own eyelids
The road is in steps and it’s slippery

I’ve had drinks from wells of experience
So much that here I see the crookedness
And expectations tied to this road,
Now my steps are thoroughly calculated
My feet divinely ordered

I’ve heard about light behind tunnels
How Hellen Keller bacame a wonder out of her illness
And Thomas Edison commanded light out of stiff-necked darkness
My life is on track,
I know – I’d soon get there!

© Tabitha_Dee X Adekunle Writes

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on Adewunmi

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