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Broken | Poem by Ayomide Tella

BROKEN by Ayomide Tella 

Flood of tears; dropping like the rain,
She feels dejected, shuts the door on all
As aching memories of dissent revisit her canal
Causing an undeserved rip to her heart,
Voices echo; “Open! Open up for help!”
Yet, all sneak indoor, but fall on deaf ears.

Her heart is heavily pregnant,
Rumbling like a crumbled piece of paper
Wailing for vengeance, of the pain inflicted,
For she feels empty and hopeless
That her skin colour becomes aggression,
And sinking slowly into a manic depression.

Of all results, isolation she results into
To avoid hurting people around her,
As urge to destroy and kill clothes her mind
She’s never ready to quench her thirst for blood,
So, suicide she feels like committing .
To rid herself –an escape from this pain.

© Ayomide Tella



Ayomide Tella, is a poet and writer of fiction, non fiction, and inspirational works.
She currently undergoing her ND programme in Moshood Abiola Polytechnic as a Mass Communication Student
Contact: ayomide_tella@yahoo.com


About Praise

Praise Osawaru is a writer, (performance) poet, content developer and entrepreneur-in-training. His works have appeared/forthcoming in African Writer, Black Youth, Kreative Diadem, Ngiga Review, Nantygreens, SprinNG, Praxis Magazine and Writers Space Africa. He was longlisted for African Writers Award 2019 and Shortlisted for The Zi Prize 2019. He enjoys reading books, listening to good music, and binge-watching series on Netflix when he isn't over-worrying about University life. Say hello on Instagram/Twitter: @wordsmithpraise

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