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My mind quizzed me
I became insane
Thrashed by the hopes of yesterday
Vanished dreams embraced me
Gulped down by the qualms of tomorrow
Swam through the ruthlessness of life
With my head buried in anguish of past failures
Hail those that broke through
Hail those that challenged the status quo
Hail the heroes of our past
I'm challenged by horrors of times of yore
Dark images with no flesh I see
Foaming beings with blue eyes they sail
Shadows feature in my dreams
Nocturnal beings toyed with my feelings
Toothless ghost smiled at me
I was swallowed by my fear
By the inscrutabilities of life
Alas! My fears are over
I no more walk in the market square
With my pants used as head gear
Ancestors our village
Libations were poured to you from the calabash
But you refused to accept food and drinks
Am I insane again? 
Or is my mind quizzing me
Why am I wondering in the wilderness of my past?
Or has my brain been twisted again
Why am I dreaming yet again?
Or has the toothless ghost been made to smile at me once more
Am insane, but not in the asylum
I walk among our people
With lost hope and cracked dreams 
With lots of questions on my mind
Don't look at me with your naked eyes
Just with the eyes you can't see me
But I’m not invincible
Insanity reigns in my blood
                                *Sat*22nd Sept*2012*

Copyright © Nii-Ayi Solomon

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 10:31:00 AM
    Such things happens in life of many. Nicely worded. Loved always, bl