I NEED A LIFE By Okanlawon Khalid Olanshile

Written by Editor

Do remember me,
Those times you rest back on the cushions like gods
Days you wine and dine in joys
Leaving the remains for your dogs,
For I’m under the sun,
Hawking for eats
Not even those I want,
But all I could afford
With those funds I reckoned.

Do remember me,
Moments you ride on your bicycles
times you are lifted by cars
Days you go on range rovers,
For I’m here in pains
trekking out of my hardship circle
Of which u couldn’t halved!

Do remember me,
Those times you go to beach
getting your days fun- filled
Even point to your wants and they kill
Neither could I have fun nor point,
But pointed to be killed by hunger.

Do remember me,
Those times you go for cinemas,
For I’m there on the road,
To watch how souls, gush out of life.

Do remember me,
Those times you go to school on ironed uniform
I’ve got no Chance to even get a form,
Instead stay under the bridge on my button- less shirts
with trouser fitted by nylon on my waist.

Do remember me,
Those times you are happy
I’m here with excess tears,
For I’m never ungrateful,
Instead I penned down my pains!

Do remember me,
Those times you live and love,
Neither have I live nor love,

About the author


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.