@Ms_AffyIt eats up
Takes the stars from your crown
Pushes you to the ground
It shuts the door to greatness
It leaves you tearing up behind closed doors
It entertains fear
It wines and dines with failure
It is not afraid to call depression by its name
It zaps faster than a gun
It holds you bound
You neither crawl, walk or run
Crushes the bones
It scoops the ice-cream
Disposing the cone
If you don’t let it go
You would bite the dust
Sooner than you know
It is a disability
It’s called negativity.
Poem by Affiong Ene-Obong. Affiong Ene-Obong is a lawyer, writer, poet and artist. She holds a Law degree from Babcock University. She is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Rivers State chapter; member of Sea View Poetry Club and member of Sisters’ Interact Network, an NGO to help women actualize themselves. Her first book, ‘A Life Called Forever’ is a collection of inspirational poetry beautifully written to inspire, impact and transform lives. She is a polyglot.
You can contact Affiong Ene-Obong on Twitter as @Ms_Affy
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2 thoughts on “Biting the Dust*”
What a beautiful piece… Nice one dear. More grace… Keep writing until the whole world reads.
Love the fluidity of the poem.
You go girl!