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The Story Of A Brother Efosa

'Going going gone 
Says the ticking clock
For each breaking day draws 
A man closer to his end.'
The true essence of time

Efosa, his mother had named him at birth.
For against all odds, 
She too has become a mother.
With high hopes and expectations
She single handedly raised him up
To be a fine young educated man.
For inside Nigeria?
When graduates yapa anyhow without work.

Brother Efosa in search of a better life 
And greener pastures, don enter street
Since the kpali he got from the university,
Nor gree bring work
And man must chop to survive.

There's no wealth but life!
That one na big man yarnings.
While there is life there's hope
Na poor man motivation be that.

Beneath the smile and laughter
Of Brother Efosa, lies
Unshed tears, endless wants and needs,
Unuttered ' i don tire for this life sef'
Because even inside the street eh,
Everywhere red anyhow.

So the next time you see 
Brother Efosa, be more 
Gentle and subtle in your dealings 
With him, because life hard reach 
Him corner.

*draws curtain*

Godwin Henry Osaigbovo Pa Shakespeare

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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