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Oluwatoyin Margaret – “Wake Up”

“Wake up.”
The drums hit hard this time, the cymbal bells behind my skull banged hard forcing me to awake to yet another doom of a day. It had become a death sentence to wake to the brightness of the sun’s rays.
What is it to life to inflict pain on its children? A daily question; “Why do you still try to live when the after-death experience is another world to explore, why do you have to wait until you are old and grey?” I had found solace in darkness and peace with emptiness, I had lost reasons to live with the ones that had reasons to go on with life, for I am doomed.
. . .
Today, I chose to die.
Yet there were the voices in my head so dim saying “it is not time yet”, fighting for their voices to be heard even in the noise of the darkness, “stop trying to die, stop trying to kill yourself, serve your time here.”
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Today, I fought to concede that there’s more to life If I would try to find my place and my own space. Life needed me to see that, life needed me to know that it needs me.
Then I found my path, I began to write my stories with ink rendering an emotion into each line, I became one who dreams in the day and writes stories at night. I told my stories to find inner peace, finding my pieces gradually.
Gradually I began to heal, not completely, but the signs were there, they couldn’t hide.
I wrote every character out of pain and equally joy, and people began to see light from my stories understanding the plight of my characters and the tough fight for peace and healing.
So even if people didn’t know my true story from the limelight, they knew me from my stories and they also began to heal gradually, finding their pieces and settling for harmony.
This is my story.

18 Comments

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Osunlola Aderonkereply
May 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

Great one darling. This is excruciatingly lovely. More inks to your pen….can’t love you less.

Ephesianreply
May 16, 2020 at 8:43 pm

Nice… keep it up…

Paul I.Areply
May 16, 2020 at 8:52 pm

This is beautiful 😍 what a piece!
Well done Oluwatoyin Margaret

Odunsi Deborahreply
May 16, 2020 at 8:54 pm

In one word,this is explicit.

Official_Parpydmimereply
May 16, 2020 at 8:55 pm

I really love the way you made use of your words…. Really dope….

Victorreply
May 16, 2020 at 9:05 pm

This is so relate able. I feel like you were in my head writing this.

Sundayreply
May 16, 2020 at 9:13 pm

Lovely. I need more from the writer.

Balogun olanrewajureply
May 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm

I love the simplicity of this poem also the flow of imagery in the poem lines coupled with artistically preamble of the work

Oluwafemi Ogunlajareply
May 17, 2020 at 2:25 am

Just amazing!. Your writing is beaaaaauuutiful Toyin. Please keep it up!

Fortunereply
May 17, 2020 at 5:43 am

The is beautiful…. I love the way the fight for peace was beautifully illustrated, welldone Toyin👏👏👏

Samuelshowreply
May 17, 2020 at 6:47 am

Nice one Oke. Anticipating for more of this.

Abbyvisualsreply
May 20, 2020 at 6:41 pm
– In reply to: Samuelshow

This is so beautiful! Keep the fire burning hun❤️

Udoka Moses Kingsreply
May 17, 2020 at 7:46 am

Yeah there’s more to life, just find your niche, know your path. I love this, I think this is for me 🙂

AREAGO TOMIWAreply
May 18, 2020 at 8:29 am

This is a remarkable and wonderful story. Nice one

Ahavareply
May 19, 2020 at 12:26 am
– In reply to: AREAGO TOMIWA

This is inspiring dear you nailed every part of it absolutely perfect from a very good writer
I am proud of your works dear❤

Ahavareply
May 19, 2020 at 12:27 am

This is inspiring dear you nailed every part of it absolutely perfect from a very good writer
I am proud of your works dear❤

Osas Joycereply
May 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Welldone babe. Keep writing 👏

Abbyvisualsreply
May 20, 2020 at 6:34 pm

This is so beautiful!! Keep the fire burning hun❤️

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