samuel nze

Rookie (13th October 1980 / lagos, nigeria)

We Struggle Here

Poem by samuel nze

When I came newly to Africa
I met a young man
And asked him my way about
The only thing he told me was
We struggle here
I did not take him seriously until days later
When in my usual evening stroll
I was robbed of all my money
I fumed with disgust
But the policeman who ought to
Share my irritation simply
Reiterated what that lad had said
Here we struggle
He put the here before the struggle
I took it as emphasis

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 7, 2005