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(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

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We Too Were Young Once

There was a time
Old me was young and dreamy
Use to think the world is at my feet
I day dream, giggle, dance wit' friends
And fall asleep
When I become a man
I has fewer friends
Worry much, smile less, barely sleep
And thought the world is on my head
Then I think about us
I think of our childhood
How happy we use to be
How we use to sing
And dance naked in the rain
With our gigs dangling between our legs
We were young once and adventurous
Hunting grass cutters in the forest of Nnewi
And chasing them girls with our caught
Fall in love, kiss, quarrel, break up
Make up, fight again, then become enemies
And friends again

Hmmm…We too were young once
Love, smile, glow and fade away
Like grasses in harmattan

Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 26, 2014


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  • Asif Andalib (11/5/2012 9:22:00 PM)

    Beautiful write my friend

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  • Deborah Shakespeare (11/3/2012 8:39:00 PM)

    Amazing. I think we sometimes grow too fast, more than we wanted

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