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When Young…

A bed of rose petals

All thorny stalks cut

And thrown

That’s how we see life

When still reeking innocence

In form of being young.


The world is always kind

And scenting concern

Everybody in a mask

Of trust

But parents always there

As landing cushions

When the cruel world

Snatches our lollipop

And we so helpless

But clinging to our tears.


Kingly and queenly dreams

We happy to entertain

Only to wake up tired

And sailing on pauper train

Daydreams of swimming in money

Oh, the more we drown

In the zilch end

Oh, how we wish

Everything were free

Like in the pirate bay



Green is the hue of riches

This we think

Green is the epitome of envy

This we see

Green is the dye of life

This we experience

Neither the easy way

Nor the harder path

But, the life’s way.


Ignorance is bliss

When we’re young

And so is love

The heartache and heartbreaks

This seem science fiction

Or some urban legend

Till as a reality show

Veracity sets in

Spooky-wise nah comedy.


When young

Copulation is tabia mbaya§


Unless the two are married


What of canoodling?


When young life is

Oh, how beautiful!

Till you hit puberty

Oh, how wonderful!

Till you join adulthood

Oh, how magical!

Till you get married.


Life is rambunctious

Let’s live it

Like a live band

Let’s dance to its melody

Like a holy book

Let’s revere it

Like a sci-fi

Let us be awed by it

Like a …

Let’s … it.


When young

Act like one

When grown

Act your age…


All in all life is good

Live it with a tot’s innocence

Dance to it like in Bollywood movies

Savor it as if an exotic dish

Follow it like a snake’s tail

Befriend it in symbiosis

Love it, yes love it

With all affection

Not infatuation

Give life your front

Not your rear

For it to cuddle you,

Give you a huge

Warm bear hug

And not a thorough


Or a painful kick

On your posterior sitting muscle.

That’s it… or almost.


Categories: Shortstories:- Poetry
  1. kiklakinye001
    August 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm


    • August 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed 🙂

  2. August 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

    beautiful post

    • August 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks, glad you’ve liked it 🙂

  3. September 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Wow, you are good. Looks like am late for the party, but am still joining anyway.

    • September 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks and you’re always welcome, hope the food isn’t finished yet 🙂

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