Letter from a rebel

Letter from a rebel

Dear mother,

I know you brought me up in the way of the Bible,
And yes I know you’ve prayed for me never to stumble.
I know you wish I was a child who’ll follow in father’s footsteps,
But you see, things don’t always go the way we expect.

I know you want the best for me,
And yes I know it’s the good life you want me to live.
But you see, life plays a fast game on us all,
Things can’t always go the way we want.

I know you think I’m a disappointment, And yes I know you still hope I’ll seek for atonement.
But you know every boy becomes a man,
And every man has to choose on which track he’ll run.

I know you wish I can live a life that doesn’t entail danger,
And yes I know you still say that prayer,
But you see, I’m a rebel, I always have been,
I can only hope you’ll not count it to me as sin.

I know you love me,
And yes I love you too.
But you see, once a rebel, always a rebel.
This is the man I’m meant to be.

It’s me,

Ogunjimi James Taiwo

E-mail: hullerj@yahoo.com

Twitter: @hullerj

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