Jubril Balogun

(Sept 21 1980 / Ogun state, Nigeria)

Teen Age!

Once a teen
Sipping from sweet Oblivion
'The world is more than as is'
Father had say to sow a nudge
To make ready an adult in wait
Save it thorns my ignorance with dismay
A heave of disdain to drink his warnings
A robe of attitude worn of his ways
O! What a strict man
Tales of his rigidness frails the lips
Yet he'd say, 'comly days bears you Man'
Days fuelled by responsibility, you'd see
How vividly pure my thrusted wills
Filled with but love for my son
Then you'd fret not for morrow
But to relish moments born of now
In dire straits do success grow

I lay now in wonder
The anxiety borne in my Teen
I hugged my father and pondered
Would that I had one unlike him
In utter ruins would I have wandered
Save for the Love in his rigidness
Tales of success now frails the lips.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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