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Tales Of A Dreamer

written by: David Adejumo

 

“Life is in phases,
And men are in levels”
You must conquer your own devils
To ascend the top
Of this ladder of life……….

I thought life was meant
To be a rosy ride
To wonderland,
And every man ascends at his
Own altitude,
Oh I weep
When I see brothers
Who sold their souls
To lose it after all……………..
I have seen brothers
Who back-stabbed
Their fellow brothers
All for money…………….
I have seen families torn apart
By the difficulties of life………..

An old man told me that;
“Life is deep,
And men love to bask
In the comforts of shallow waters”
I have seen Nations
At war
And countries divided
By mindless vices………….

Oh I wish
I can fulfill the dreams
Of my father
In this desolate quest of mine
In the tempest of this world………………….
Oh I wish I can
Live my dreams in this
Ocean of troubled waters
But life itself
Is a journey
Across the fast lane,
Without pains,
You can never gain………………….

I believe dreams come true,
Life and nature
Have their own timing………………..
I have seen Giants
Who men regarded as nothing,
Rising to the peak
Of the mountaintop………….
I have seen Men born into penury
Rising to feed nations……………

Oh my soul!!!!!!
Do not give up
Too easily,
I have seen many men
Rising from rags to riches
In just a matter of time

Life teaches a lot of lessons,
I was born to captain my soul
Through the storms of life………………..

I have seen Lions
Emerge out of this jungle
A wise man told me;
“No star,
without a scar”
Hold on
Because you will overcome………………………

David Adejumo

David Adejumo

David Adejumo is an ordinary Dreamer from the heart of West Africa, a gifted and talented Pan-African writer, Poet and Essayist. He was born and bred in Kaduna and Abuja, both in Northern Nigeria. He studied History and International Studies in Bowen University, Nigeria. His poems have been published on Tuck magazine, Kreative Diadem, Pride Magazine (Lagos, Nigeria), Arthut and Quintessential Christian magazine. He has participated in the annual Chinua Achebe Anthology in 2018 and A Spark of Hope Anthology. He is also a Social Worker and a Custodian of the Black culture.
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