You’re Alive


The twinkle little stars

might not as bright

as the smiling moon,


but the sky cannot deny

the illuminating dots

in the witching hour.


No one would see the burning sun

if not because of the blue sky

that allows her to spread

her laughing feathers like birds.


Even the ‘Waste Product’

proved the world wrong

and became a ‘New Product’

by taking a new challenge.


Your inability is also an ability

to do what others dare not,

but only if you change the ‘in’ to ‘an’

and prove your valuable presence.


Who will give the deceased hope,

when they’ve made the grave

their permanent address?


You’re alive!

The hope is still alive!


Fatah Olamide

Fatah Olamide, a writer, researcher and a student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere-Abeokuta, Ogun State.

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