Parents To Child Poem by Tosin Adesokan

Parents To Child

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MOTHER
my life is full of happiness without an iota of joy
my world is full of sorrow without sadness
My life is like a flood running around, strolling with erosion
Useless as rain falling, shedding tears like rain without water
In my palace, we welcome a baby with just at dusk
Overnight, voiceless will be screaming, our mouth will
be rinsed with tears:
I order for death but getting it is cumbersome
I set to blow the wing up and quenched the unquestionable lights
And he came,
Silence follows
Then the story changes

FATHER

I grew in a house built with glittering gold
I knew sorrow once when I was birthed
Although I beggedfor another but it never came
Slandering Principal, I still get away unharmed
Money flows in my room and never look back
In our house, we buy money with money and rename it
I know sorry although I asked for several but it never came
He promised me heaven on Earth
I buy,
I lost,
I order and give other to people to people to murder
I am power, as he told me then.
Then he left,
Silence follows
And I met her
Then the story changes


CHILD
Mother, your story is believable
Father, your ways are amendable
Not to be like you comfortable
I will be a coin,toss off and land with none of its side
I will be a mirror, reflecting myself
I don't want to be son of my father
I need not memories of my mother
I am not a vase to be filled but fire to be lit.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jazib Kamalvi 07 November 2019

Such a nice poem, Tosin Adesokan. Read my poem, Love and L u s t. Thanks.

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Kingsley Egbukole 06 November 2019

An interesting read. Thanks for sharing. Please kindly check my poems HOPE and THE BEAUTY OF DEATH and leave your comments

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