Salem Egoh


Vagabond child Poem by Salem Egoh


I am a Vagabond child
I am a Vagabond child
I am a Vagabond child

My folks were mild but I was wild.
The old women saw me and gossiped.
The young maidens saw me and hissed.
The Dogs barked at me.
cos my life is like a rotten meat,
But it has a nice taste when you steam it.


I am a Vagabond child
I am a Vagabond child
I am a vagabond child

So let me go into the jungle and live like an animal.
In a place I'll be alone, and criticism is minimal.
Let me wonder the lonely road.
As far as my sandals never get old.
The journey is long,
So I composed a song
I set forth,
To a land of the unknown
To a place I'll be crowned.

I am a Vagabond child
I am a Vagabond child
I am a vagabond child

I heard so many voices
But I must make my choice
I shall remember each step I take
And I shall learn from my mistakes
But one day the vagabond child shall
return with back of gold
And then my story shall be told

I am a vagabond child
I am a vagabond child
I am a vagabond child

Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2008
Edited: Friday, November 22, 2013
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