Awaited Burden

The chimes have called.
Breath has been blown into the hourglass;
The sands rebel against the law.
The days will soon mimic the clouds of gloom.
The chimes have called.
The windows are tired of watching;
You've looked through them and hoped for voices:
With her last breath, the shooting star did weep for you.
The sign is nigh,
For the knelling bells to stop the mourn:
The sands will chase again.
But to rain down sculpted dreams,
Would you feed yourself starvation?

Samuel Adeyemi (Samuel Jr.) is a poet and a spoken word artist. He currently studies English and Literature at Federal University, Lokoja. A lover of music, sports and art, He hails from Kogi state and resides in Abuja.

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