Saliu Muideen

Rookie - 358 Points (Lagos, Nigeria)

On The Road Of Life - Poem by Saliu Muideen

On the Road of Life
The eyes are full of tears
And the mind drenched with fears
The life seems full of pains
And all efforts brought no gains
So depressed is the heart of the poor

Looking around in need
Wondering about... why is it like this?
To live a life of clay
Where hardwork appears not to pay

Running up and down the road of life
To make a living and meet the needs
Yet nothing comes up as it turns empty
And the mind wonders in wander
Maybe the soul wanders in wonder
Because at the end it all seems to end in vain

Seeking refuge in hope
But it appears hope is for the hopeless
And appears to come very late
Making life very helpless

With time, the pain become part of the mind
And it seems immiseration is not bad at all
And the soul succumbs to the captivity of poverty
That success can never come

There is light at the end of the tunnel
What if life did not last long enough to see the end of the tunnel?
Or what if the tunnel is more than a millions miles away,
How will the body reach when it's already worn away?

Topic(s) of this poem: challenges, encouragement, life

Form: Occasional Poem


Comments about On The Road Of Life by Saliu Muideen

  • Jazib Kamalvi (4/21/2018 2:33:00 PM)

    Write comment. Imagination, Saliu. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks (Report)Reply

    Saliu Muideen(4/21/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    Jazib, thanks for you comment. I sure will.

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/21/2018 1:41:00 AM)

    Dear Saliu, such an inspiring poem👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

    Saliu Muideen(4/21/2018 2:24:00 PM)

    Thank you! God bless you.

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  • (4/20/2018 4:54:00 PM)

    Wow! This is amazing! (Report)Reply

    (4/21/2018 2:25:00 PM)

    Thank you Tristan!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2018


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