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Life is Knife

Life brings knife to our dreams
Injecting us with pains and dooms
For in it resides sorrows
Enclosing us in death rows.
In sadness we curse the day thou came our ways

O! Life! Why art thou so cruel?
In pains we announce the departure of our wards
O! Life why art thou so cruel?
In tears we bury innocent babies
Stinging death like venom of bees
O! Life why art thou so cruel?

How do we narrate the story of the wretched grey hair
Our old die out of a heavy heart
Thou knocked down the poor orphan
Now oppressed by the rich man
In tears he bemoans his existence
For life has stabbed him with knife

In depression we gnash our teeth
Consistently confronted, with a struggle, 
Oceans of tear, simultaneously juggle. 
Though it's short, some live it like no other. 
For some it's short but they never bother. 
Like everything else, it will end 
and we all shall one day say goodbye. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 12/24/2016 9:37:00 AM
A strong, well-thrust parry of words, Adeniji. Such is life. The unlearned and the weak of heart are always dismayed w/their lot in life. The strong hearted, and the wise thrive because of the obstacles and tribulations. Love this poem. Love the metaphor and the title. Have a joyous holiday, my friend. Love always.
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Adeniji Toluwalope Gideon
Date: 12/24/2016 11:34:00 AM
There is no permanent joy in life. At times, life gives us joy, in a moment it gives us sadness;only the strong and wise thrive. Thank you, my friend.
Date: 11/27/2016 5:45:00 AM
On occasions it really appears that life is knife ... from that viewpoint, well said ... but in the long run it is life that prevails ... liked the poem ...
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Adeniji Toluwalope Gideon
Date: 11/29/2016 3:08:00 AM
Thank you Probir for your constructive and encouraging comment.