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THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE

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I was born on the other side of life,
Where babies don’t cry
But gnash their teeth,
In an attempted feat
To stand the great heat
Of multitudes clustering under one hut.
Yea, a gnashing of teeth
In an attempted feat,
To stand the great heat of the sun.
Hawking underneath it,
As into their marrows
It sucks,dries and burns.

I was born on the other side of life,
There, where the hopes of tomorrow thrives,
On the yield of mothers strive
There, on her daily hikes,
To live as mother and wife,
In thirst and hunger strikes
To see that her children feeds
Amid their millions of pressing needs.
Yea, on the yields of mothers strive,
Searching like scavengers
From trash to bins,
Giving her precious life,
That we, whom to her were
More precious;might live.

I was born on the other side of life,
Where children don’t smile,
Their best but a sigh.
Born without a silver spoon,
To eat but once in a new moon.
Yea! Born without a smile,
My best was but a sigh
For my dreams soared
Far so high,
Way beyond my reach
In the sky.
Yea! I was born on the other side of life
Of dreams never coming through
Of peace but for a rare few
On that line where lies not my queue.
Yea! I was born on the other side of life
There filled with pains
Like the sting of a full hive
Yea! The other side of life
Where only the God favoured
Few can survive.

 

by Increase Nathaniel

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