The Forever Poor Parents, poetry by Sharafdeen Muhsinah Wuraola at
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The Forever Poor Parents

The Forever Poor Parents

written by: Sharafdeen Muhsinah Wuraola


The agony of childbirth is second to none
No one is willing to be barren
Wealth, health all worldly materials do not define a parent

The agony in childbirth is always a sweet pain for you
The stress of child upbringing is likewise a stressful ease
Why would such a Parent be forever poor?

Have you forgotten how you were also brought up?
Have you misplaced those invaluable values that were instilled in you?
We children are creatures that tend to adapt easily to situations
Why are you keeping us in the dark about your financial status?

When you are rich, we are rich
When you are poor, we are poor
That is how life should be parents!
Then we would not aspire for material things that you are incapable of, financially
Maybe then we would cut our cloth according to our clothes

Why would you be running helter skelter for you to satisfy our wants?
Why haven’t you made us believe that those wants are insatiable!
Oh! You want us to feel belonged
Then what is the aftermath of those struggles?
Unwanted pregnancy, drug addiction, harlotry, internet frauding, et cetera
Are those not the aftermath of you wanting us to feel as equal, as our mates!
In pursuance of our wants, lost in the hands of this horrendous world
In pursuance of our wants, inestimable property for yourselves
Then you have to remain forever poor.

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