john chizoba vincent

Gold Star - 15,760 Points (18 may 1990 / Aba, Abia stae)

Once Upon A Time - Poem by john chizoba vincent

Once upon a time, we were once boys
But now we have grown to men,
Once upon a time, we were once children
With no teeth and could not eat our mother's
Meat but could bite her in the nipples,
But we are now men with teeth and
We could eat meat and long suck.
Every legend has a beginning.

Once upon a time,
We were beaten for stealing from the cooking pot
But now we are men with wives and children.
Once upon a time,
We were dragged to school by mother
But now, we urge our children to learn.
Once upon a time,
We have no knowledge of who we are
But now, we could stand and speak for ourselves.
Every legend has a beginning.

Once upon a time,
We wore torn clothes all around the town
With no shame in our eyes;
We built clay houses in the village,
We were eager to learn about life.
Our minds were young, younger than the Eaglet,
We thought of the world a free place to live and
Enjoy ourselves of all goodies,
But now we've seen the ups and downs of the world.
Every legend has a beginnning.

Once upon a time,
Our parents protected us all against all odds,
They provide for our needs and pay our fees;
They sang to our young brave about love
In unity were we in the house of solomon
But now, we are independently released,
We think for ourselves now and for our families.
Once upon time,
We rode tyre on the bridge and shouted
To the birds to come and sing to us all
Now, we shout not again because problems has taken over.
Every legend has a beginning.

Once upon a time,
We cried and was comforted and cuddled into
The bosom of our kind mother but now, no more comfort from her.
Once upon a time,
We were dragged to church by our parents
But now, the choice is in our pocket to choose.
Once upon a time,
We dreamt of becoming this and that now,
The dreams had eluded us and made a way to the ever busy world of lost hope and misery.
Every legend has a beginning.

Once upon a time,
We laid on the colourful bed with our mother
But now, the hard floor welcomes us every night.
Gone are those days we eat happily on the dinning
With mother and father in the night, we waited patiently for mother to finish up the dinner so we
Could eat but now, we don't do that at all.
Gone are those we were free to move up and down
With no burden but now circumstances barks at us,
Every legend has a beginning.

Once upon a time,
We watch our fathers beating our mother
We could not stop the hot argument in the house,
But now; we face what our father' faced earlier on.
Once upon a time,
We gathered under the trees in the family compound
Watching grandfather' lips with a kolanut on it,
He tells us the moonlight tales, the story of the Nkporo maidens but all those times are gone, no one
Time for us to sit together again:
We now think about our children, future, wife and
Career, every legend has a beginning.

The beginning of our fate begins when we were born,
Then our fate look at us with pitied eyes for he knows
What are in stock for us.
He waited patiently for us to grow then he would
Drop the forbidden tale of hunt for good wife.
We have been there though and we've seen life,
Every legend has a beginning.

Topic(s) of this poem: lost love

Form: Found Poem

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