AH (September,30 1982. / Kano, Nigeria)

My Suicide Note

It is a world where;
I am the only one that cares for me
The only one that advises me
I cannot go through the thicks
The thorns are piercing and hurting

I went out to see my bride
She says no again.
My neighbor hates me.

I cannot make a living
I have not eaten.
The thirst is unbearable
The hunger unquenchable
My hands are yearning
My mind is a work shop
Lo, the devil is an owner

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Though this piece is painful, yet it as writing I admire its bold and direct expression. Reading your bio, I see you have come far and are quite accomplished. I wish you the very best.
Who is this devil? You or the cruel world around you? Since you say you are the only one who cares for you...why do you say 'the devil is an owner'? Devils have only one power...to scare the hell out of another devil. This is a well crafted poem! It contains a maze of different interpretations and meanings. This is the better of the two. Demands a reread...then another! I like this maze of twistings and turnings! ! ! xxElysabeth