Striving Flowers

Updated on January 17, 2019
Odunlami Oluwatobiloba profile image

Oluwatobiloba is an undergraduate of the University of Lagos and a lover of poetry.

Striving Flowers

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.

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    © 2019 Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace


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      • Oluwafemi Okeowo profile image

        Oluwafemi Okeowo 

        3 weeks ago from Nigeria

        Its awesome... Thank you for writing this.

      • Odunlami Oluwatobiloba profile imageAUTHOR

        Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace 

        4 weeks ago from Lagos

        Thanks ma

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        Mrs ojelabi 

        4 weeks ago

        God bless u my dear. more of God's grace upon u .

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        4 weeks ago

        "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

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        4 weeks ago

        Hmmm... Great one

      • Odunlami Oluwatobiloba profile imageAUTHOR

        Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace 

        4 weeks ago from Lagos

        Thanks bro!

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        Edah Rufus Jr. 

        4 weeks ago

        This is magnificent...keep it rolling.


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