Poetry

TRAPPED By Adepoju Isaiah (Ijaya)

Written by Editor

Am trapped in this land of blood; a vicious one

To live out the specific days ruled by Eledua in a brutal life that cares less

For me to cry when everybody laugh; at birth.

I then hope to laugh when everybody cries;

When the claws of my friendly-enemy strikes.

To never be satisfied with eating, sleeping, talking, and writing

Not until when ‘iku‘ beckons at my door.

And demands a random that deprives me of living.

I hate this vicious cycle of life, I hate being trapped,

Being chained up-tight to living out a stopwatch in this spherical globe

That has lands and waters

But lacks water for my desert,

That runs around in circles for all eternity.

Yet; I reason within my TRAPPINGS and little understanding

That only a man full of pride and “excessive” cash are trapped 

And not until they… even death won’t release them from the chain of living.

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.