Elorm Dogbo

Rookie (3rd August / accra, ghana, west africa)

Once A Youth - Poem by Elorm Dogbo

That was where
I learnt to be on my own
And made decisions
For myself.
It was where I first felt
The ecstasies
Hidden within my thighs
And upgraded my amorous desires.

It was the same place
My lust everyday grew
For genders opposite to me
And where I had nothing
But to obey the norms of fashion
Because if people would talk about me,
It should not be talks
That would unlock
The doors of laughter.

That was where,
I was very shy
To reveal my nudity to parents
As if it was their first time
Of seeing those enlargements
I guess I am all grown now.

But even there,
I sometimes felt alone.
I felt everybody has left
Though they seem to be near
In reality
They are out of my reach
As how strangers felt
Decades ago
In the lands of those
Of their colours’ antonym.

My youth-hood, of course.

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  • (6/16/2008 6:21:00 AM)

    Very adequate description of Once A Youth that everybody can relate to! Excellent write, a 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008

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