Oluwatobiloba is an undergraduate of the University of Lagos and a lover of poetry.
We were as free as birds,
As gay as larks in nestles.
We were subtle buds,
Graced with pretty petals.
Cheery, fragile and keen-eyed,
Naive and dewy-eyed.
Each sun ray emitting hopefulness
And sifting sadness.
From the wake of the morning,
To the school bus' honk, the teacher's grin,
To the whip's lash, the playtime swings,
To the bell's jingle and the cheer it brings.
We had no care in the world,
With hearts too joyful for grudges.
We relished our play world,
And got on our clothes, smudges.
Our naive world soon thinned out,
Reality crept in, it dawned on us.
Our buds strived to sprout,
Then we realized we are like grasses,
That suffer whenever elephants fought.
© 2019 Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace
Oluwafemi Okeowo from Nigeria on January 19, 2019:
Its awesome... Thank you for writing this.
Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace (author) from Lagos on January 18, 2019:
Mrs ojelabi on January 18, 2019:
God bless u my dear. more of God's grace upon u .
Anonymous on January 17, 2019:
"We had no care in the world, With hearts too joyful for grudges". No worries, now maturity came from no where to take these. Nice write up.. keep it up
John on January 17, 2019:
Hmmm... Great one
Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace (author) from Lagos on January 17, 2019:
Edah Rufus Jr. on January 17, 2019:
This is magnificent...keep it rolling.