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She hates me because I drink too much
My eccentric idiosyncrasies that leads me a stray
My wild ways
That makes the onlooker a prey
I am only a victim of my own destiny
She hates me because I am not the man
That she expects
A type of man the world will reject
A man who falls in the gutter
Who will respect
But in my mind
I know why 
I am an alcoholic
Problems I encounter each day make me diabolic
A good man between the Devil and the deep sea
I will damn the consequences because what will be 
Will be
And though we share the same lakes and common rivers
The approach to life is different
True freedom comes only  with death
When you breathe no more
And worry about what will happen yet
Nobody is rich
Nobody is poor
My life is hazardous
Like a marine’s duty tour
Nobody is a prince
Because we all rise from the floor 
Listen to the words that I speak
If you seek humility 
You will rise to the peak 
For in a man’s construction
Lies a divine design
The fulfillment of life
Which no one can define?

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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 5:05:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your writing with us Olusegun. I enjoyed reading it this morning. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 8:45:00 PM
    nice one