I used to envy the young
Who seemed so strong
And looked like beauty belong
Until their future struggles hit a ding dong

Most are yet to meet many more heartbreaks
And burn on uncertainty’s stakes
Many are yet to, from their infeasible dreams wake
And sit in the pain as failure in their bakeries bake
Some are yet to act hollow and fake
But here I am, done with embracing my mistakes

There are no bees suckilng painfully on my nectar
There is no pressure to force straighten my structure
There are many ways to lay off my wrinkling architecture
I have almost finished with nursing many a fracture
And care not about appearances gestures
I know completely my emotions hectares
Oh heck, I can give them many of life’s lectures
And add many many experience pictures

And so I pity their excitement
Knowing few will live to treasure its commitment
Oh I feel sad for their adorement
Knowing none will keep any at age’s increment
Oh I hate their future dilemma and choices in installment
Knowing many will make choices never to service their appeasement
I dislike their future disappointments
Knowing the sharp machetes they hold to cut short their commitments

And so I look at their bubbly selves
And care not for my group’s soon to be on shelves
I look at their sneers
And care not for their jeers
For I know I’ve stepped on many of my gears
And have raised glasses in many cheers
So I look on them with pity even as they act like celebrities
Those youngsters yet to taste life’s shockable knitty gritties
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia Β© March 22, 2022

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

10 replies on “THE ENVY SO CLEARED”

Superb! True! Something to make me (and you!) feel better when we look into the mirror–and have no desire to go back to our various youthful la-la lands! πŸ™‚ I, too, am glad to see you’re still writing. Thank you!

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