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"A Reject's Heart Cries"

30 September 2014, 08:39 Sunday Eyitayo Michael

Cuddled by the life's suffering as though she's never letting go.

Tight embrace from pain; I could feel her innermost warmth.

My head burned as though it’s from

within the sunrises and sets.

Buckets of tears rolled down my cheek,

I did not need a river; it was enough for bathe.

Scary nightmares made me feel I was the

masquerade chief.

'Reject! Reject!' was all that echoed in my ears, A total cast away, shunned by the world.

'One legged beast', you mocked as I

limped across your streets.

Tortured by even the mirrors, I could

barely even look at me.

Poverty stricken, hunger driven, thirst


Wished I was that leaf hanging lifeless

on the mango tree.

Each day I wished was the very last.

Suicide was certainly no next move,

What if I become a reject in the after-


Why give birth to me oh Mama?To suffer

and die just like you?

Hopes for love left my rejected heart in pieces, My eyes swollen from tears of betrayal, I never knew Judas still lived.

'Oh God!' I cried 'why cast me where you casteddemons?'

Perhaps I am one, a demon in disguise.

Smile ceased from my face from birth,

Every inch ruled by frown, hate and


I could live no more. Though I never

really lived.

My death was my everyday plea to God,

Which was my first birthday present.

Now am dead, are you happy now?

Only a smile could have made me live,

A hug could have healed my wounds,

A kiss could have strengthened me,

Yet you gave me none.

Now am dead, are you happy now?

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