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A Lament

...Can you stop my 
Can you take away my 

Everyday I cry
Everyday I try
To make a sense of it all
And see the height 
above the wall,
Yet I see nothing there
So I resume my crying 

Life is so unjust
To me it has given dust
To others it gave gold
So much that I need not 
to be told.
Am I suffering for a 
Which my fathers had 
done before time?
Or is it my little sins
That is giving me these 
in milk tins?...

Help is the greatest of 
my needs
Cos every second my 
heart bleeds
From the agony of my 
Which has been for 

So out of my teary eyes
Bringing out streams of 
waters cold as ice!
I look up to heaven
Which they say 
numbers seven
And cry aloud
As much as my croaky 
voice allowed...

...Can you stop my 
Can you take away my 

Copyright © Adesina Idris Dolapo

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