It is not strange for children
to always ask questions .
It is probably out of uncertainty
We are said to be mature
when we find the answers to
Old age is a blessing and a curse.
Because we find the answers but realise too late.
We needed those answers in our time of anxiety:
When we were young.
It is no new sight for children
and youth to be filled with vigour
fueled by anxiety and
anticipation for the future.
But while they grew old,
became the same
Or rather sadly,
monotony set in
and their souls sagged under the weight of reality.
Too heavy it sapped them of their strength.
Alas! the disambiguated longed for Serenity’s absence.
To be once again filled with gait,
to be once again full of faith.
But Time never stops to wait
And in the end the battered souls realised,
as their mortal spirits danced to the welcoming clarion:
it all never mattered…
Neymous is a poet, self-acclaimed philosopher and advocate for the use of law and literature as tools to create awareness for social change and foster intellectual reawakening that will orientate Nigerians to change Nigeria and then the world.