Treasure Island

Toheeb Tiamiyu

(Lagos state, Nigeria)

Restless


Everyday, we struggle. For food, for shelter, we tussle. Alot, for the cash solve jackpot puzzle. Old, young, younger, everyone hustle. Tirelessly in the flaming sun we walk, Headed to a land of no rest; Our place of work. For us teachers, we just talk on and talk, While them bankers count the cash with long ties worn. We struggle everyday, And from our pocket, a penny each day. Fearless of death, careless of health, we make our day. Sleep with an eye, while the other watch the sun's ray. The sun is yet alive, but we've begun marching. Teachers, keep on talking, Hawkers, never cease walking. With just one thing in mind in all our doing; That there is no rest Till you in peace rest. So you do your best, And leave to God, the rest.

Submitted: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Edited: Sunday, September 09, 2012

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This is a very special poem to me, because I wrote it at the middle of the night, without light or candle. I just closed my eyes, held my book and pen, .... And this is wat resulted

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  • Patricia Wright (7/15/2012 9:56:00 PM)

    Toheeb, I felt your fatigue and struggle, while your words also stirred a sense of pain from the weight of the strife lived by one so young. Keep your eyes on the horizon...you will go far! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (7/14/2012 8:59:00 PM)

    Your message is great, Toheeb.So, romantic you are about life! The manner in which you wrote the poem is unique.Just unique! (Report) Reply

  • Nurain Ali-balogun (7/14/2012 7:17:00 AM)

    Not many poets write like you, gentle words but weighty. This is a grt write Toyeeb, looking forward to reading more like it. (Report) Reply

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