Below is the poem entitled Life at crossroads which was written by poet
Okonkwo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I sat forlorn in this lonely path
That welcomes no passerby
With my thoughts in my hands
Wondering where the road led.
A Flash back of my life
Came in front of my eyes
Mental afflictions burned into my retina
Every page turned a scar.
Life had become a battleground
Fiercest of its kind
Many Judases were on stand by
To sell out for a piece of gold.
My life was standing on a cliff face
My only escape route turned a blind alley
I was facing the dreadful face of the Rubicon
I was vulnerable to my aberrations.
When I looked up I saw unending walls
As tall as Buri Khalifa
As fortified as Great Wall of China
Many desires yet unfulfilled.
When I looked down I saw no imprint
To lead me to where I should go
My veteran armor had deserted me
I exiled into my own soul.
I walked through the stop signs
I needed two Knights, to be saved:
One for my mortal soul
The other for my immortal soul.
I called out to my Maker:
Where is the object of my existence?
Where does this lonely path lead?
I was waiting for some answers!
I knew I needed to hold his horses
But I was losing my grip
My hands were slippery
All I could see was gloom and doom.
I ended up sloshed though I tried to be sober
With my ambitions in my pocket
I ferried through the realm of faeries
I land up in nirvana.
I felt a magical hand pulling me up
And a voice letting me know
That everything would be alright
That was the mark from beyond, I needed.
All was a lesson that left indelible scars
I’ve learnt verily in my heart and soul
The lessons I needed to move on
I’ll wear the scars forever.
My yesterday went like a dream
Today comes, but with a hope
Tomorrow becomes a vision
And future beholds happiness.