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Some Fishes Thrive In Aquariums | A Poem by Praise Osawaru



Some Fishes Thrive In Aquariums

Once there was a little fish named Kat.
She always swam in the four corners of her room;
fearful of the outside world,
frightened she might get lost
in the ocean of life.

As time passed,
she grew older and was forced to wander.
It was difficult for her to navigate through life,
First the rapids;
then the turbulent days that never seem to end,
and next was the still waters;
the calm days that seems to go by quickly.

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In time, she realized
Kat-fishes do not dance with sharks
because they have whiskers.
A lion was the king of the jungle,
but she was just a fish in the ocean.

Call her Anti-social.
Yes, she’s very introverted.
She’s overly cautious, and she loves small spaces.
Some fishes thrive in aquariums,
such was Kat’s story.

~ Praise Osawaru


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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  1. Nice one wordsmithpraise.. Not everyone can survive d ocean

  2. Great! A question just bumped into my mind -“is there any human who is a shark amongst his fellow human”?

    • You can cite many examples.

      You can say bullies or people who go after/attack other people, especially the quiet, reserved ones or people they think are little.

  3. That’s great man….. Life’s got all available circumstances

  4. I love this piece

  5. Lovely Poem. Some People can’t just relate with the crowd

  6. This is beautiful

  7. Keep writing, you said something very interesting and I like it.

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