Freewill Amon

Rookie (18th Sept 1987)

The World Against Me - Poem by Freewill Amon

Why do experience teach me for others to learn?
Why do circumstances push me to places I don't want to be?
Why does life treat me so harsh?
Why has life made me a servant to misery?

I've always desired and worked to give one's life a meaning,
But what comes to me is vanity!
I planned my life so that I can live like a king,
But my story has been one full of slavery.

A lot of blessings have been proclaimed upon me,
But I live like I'm cursed
Few nights I've had terrible nightmares
And there've been times when waking up to life seemed worst.

There've been limits to anything that I can accomplish
And no one gets anything by making a mere wish
Sometimes I'd wish it's ok to kill my myself,
But that will only land me in hell.


I've always wanted to have a handshake with our governor,
But he stopped shaking hands the moment it reached my turn
My health is the treasury I'm looking for
I've been wasting! So why won't I be perturbed?

There've been things which I needed like water in the desert,
But which go to people who have little or no need for them
Sometimes I wish I could just kick the bucket
But life has been preserving me in spite of these injustice.

I pick up loss-but-found items and return it to their owners,
But no one picks up mine and look for me
All these can only mean one thing:
The world is not in favour with me.

I don't even have any right to take my own life!
But must I keep on living?
The 'everything' I need to be happy is blown into the wind
Yet I have to keep on breathing.


I have been a slave in my own land
I have been a servant in my own palace
I have been in horrible struggle for my destiny
All these are happening only because, the world is against me.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This explains how miserable I've been in spite of my fight to find me a better life. Lines about death was repeated three times because I's hoping I would die, I didn't end my life because I don't believe in suicide. It's either I live or die; not take my life.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 14, 2013


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