My inadequacies

Dated a widow once
Married woman, twice
So whatís your own!

Had a child out of wedlock
Wedded another woman
So whatís your own!

Two miscarriages in two years
A child after three years
Sought for another after five years
So whatís your own!

Smoked weed, heed to quit
Never joined a secret cult
So whatís your own!

An island amongst men
No friends, no foes
Just civil to all
So whatís your own!

A fool at calculus
Embraced mystery of poetry
So whatís your own!

Jobless for four years
My wife, provider of my house
So whatís your own!

Fair, plump and average height
Blandish, outlandish and childish, distasteful
So whatís your own!

Introverted yes Iím
Extroverted no Iím not
So whatís your own!

A chronic melancholic
Fighting being an alcoholic
So whatís your own!

Though full of imperfections
Unhindered by crowd definitions
So whatís your own!

A mask of smile
Not an absence of sly
But a wall of guise
So whatís your own!

With an absentee father
Raised by a single mother
So whatís your own!

With audacity of hope
And grave confidence
I face my deepest fear, tomorrow
So whatís your own!






Poetry by chuma okafor
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Written on 2020-05-10 at 14:15

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