Christian Tobechukwu Okafor

Rookie - 20 Points (September 4,1987 / Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.)

Life From The Matrix


When in the warm matrix I was,
I felt no fear of any hurt.
Then, needily, I jerked outward
Where I first had to learn to crawl
Which must needily be before
I enjoyed to toddle and fall,
And then had the ear-to-ear awe
Of being propped no more as I walked.
And now comes this joy of my pulse
Which races as I jog and run,
And which now I stretch on the clock
In competing on how to jump.
Yes, all these I must learn before
I could wings-up and the sky hug.

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 06, 2013

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Completed on 17th July,2013, for my 2013 birthday come 4th September.

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