AdeOluwa Adediran – “Yearning for Freedom”
This piece depicts my dreams.
I go to bed and my fears come to play. All I’ve ever wanted, all I’ve ever lost, staring me square in the face, reminding me that the day is gone, and tomorrow looms. An unending loop that makes it hard for me to look forward to anything.
I am in a prison of my mind. People tell me to get a move on. I wish it were that easy. That I could shake off the shackles that bind me and get a move on.
But it is a hard and sad place to be. My mind is burdened with struggles and turmoils no one can see, share, or understand. Nightfall mocks me, whenever I rest my head to sleep, as all my fears in the day weigh me down and steal into my nights.
My mornings are sluggish. I wake up, disappointed that I made it through.
I try my best to run from the darkness, I try to look out my window, and bare my soul to the sun, hoping maybe someday somehow, my demons will leave me be.