AT 25: Today WE decided to share this lovely poetry with you. It was written by a dear friend and sister, Nwafor-Orizu Nnenna Blossom Esq.
25 came so early
Without my merry wishes
Without my favorite hamper baskets whose wooden handle is designed in colored ribbons
With a lot of heartbreaks
Mouthwatering temptations here and there
Too many distractions
Limitless problems with limited solution
I hide under the shelter of my mother’s wings
I feed daily from mama’s kitchen
I still rely on mama for my big needs
I owe mother a lot of money
Yet I never stop to borrow from mother
With the promise of paying back in the future
But the future is yet to come
What could be keeping her?
I am an independent lady finding her feet
I am unmarried and
Unbothered about my love life
I am an ardent crusader of “living in the moment”
Because regardless of it all
This life will go on
It’s been a long time coming
Destiny they say is an impartial god.
I’m already on my second ride
Living out my aspirations
Worried about nothing
Focused on my career path
With the future right in my hands
Ready to take a bow
Because I have paid my dues
But guess what
It’s all in the mirage of my dreams
Alas I’m still asleep
Please do not wake me up
Let me drown in the wealth of my thoughts.
Here I am
Still standing strong
The job will come
Hustle go pay
Love will happen
I’m gonna live my best because I’m just beginning my journey.
So at 25 I’m not late,
I’m barely waiting on my train
Slowly but surely.