Poetry

MY MISTAKE By Zenny Lawls

Written by Editor

I found myself lost in the reverie of my past
My actions and deeds tore me apart
I wish I could turn the hands of the clock
But time was far too gone

I took life with lots of levity
Walking as if nothing would come hit me
I had chances of burying my ego
But I was too blind to the bomb that was gonna explode

Life to me, was a place of fun
I wasn’t aware of its big bumps
I viewed life from one dimension
I never knew different routes could also function

My body was an open well
Anybody could come in and fetch
I gave way for too much pleasure
And I failed to secure my future

Every day was to play new tricks
I was very good at pulling the game
I was called the ‘master piece’
But now I’m left in pieces

Wish I had someone to call my attention
But all was busy facing their life stores
Money came in here and there
But, of what usefulness is it, now that I’m bent

When I hit big, I had friends
Now that I’m down, they all disappearing
They are not to blame anyways
It was my choice to be hailed

I always thought life would give happiness with no lessons
But I failed to realize that not all gifts are blessings
Now I’m hooked up with all those deeds
And, I just have to face it squarely

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.