Childhood days

My golden fish
The writers wish

We rode tires tirelessly
And built sand houses.
We’d often cry over spilled pap profusely
With mini pot-belly, leaving it to dry around our noses.

‘Hide and seek’ was the favourite play
Often observed after our garri supper
‘Police and thief’ was our favourite job to lay
‘nd talking things alien ‘o morals were the rudder.

I remember. Alphabeta kids enjoyed paper-made footballs
Under the illumination of moonli’ht at dusk;
For they will enjoy it till night falls.
‘Ojuju’ was what mom scar’d us with, like a mask.

We’d prefer two five naira to one hundred naira note –
Thinking it is quantity not quality
And we’d proudly say like a vote;
“See… I have two money.” Ignomity!

We tore our books to make paper boats
We never paddled nor sailed
Paper boats that floats
Today and sinks tomor’o’. Wasted!

Childhood days, O Childhood days!
We bathed in ignorance and supped with eerie plays!

My golden fish
The writers wish
About Flourish Joshua 29 Articles
*BIOGRAPHY* Flourish Joshua, a.k.a FJSpeaks, an African Writer and Poet, was born on the 24th day of August in the late 19s. He hails from Adavi Local Government, in Kogi State, but was born in Kaduna and bred in Lagos. His hands founded Poetry at age 12 and he had been doing it with all his might. He bagged his School Cert. from Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun State. Where he was a page Poetry god and Lord of Literature. He has written over 500 reasonably professional Poems, (published and Unpublished) 10 Novels and 100s of short stories. On the 23rd day of Sept., He won the 3rd Prize at the 7th NGOZI AGBO Essay Competition hosted by the Prestigious University of Lagos. He is presently a writer for the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide. Most of his Poems, published and unpublished, cuts across real life happenings, satirizes Governmental eerieness and deals with real life trends. His award winning Poems *"CHIDE ABUSE"* and *"ADISA'S JEWEL"* are spreading like wildfire, recently being published in the Yaba College of Technology's Anniversary Magazine. His Poems are currently being read by over five thousand people weekly in the Weekly publication of an International Organization. His works has been highly recognised by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and other National and International dignitaries... He was recently appointed as one of the short story writers for TVC children show aired twice every week. Flourish Joshua is single as as the time this Biography was written. He is also a Singer, playwright, Dramatist, Song Writer and an Acoustic Lead Guitarist. The multi-talented young man aims for the mastery of his pen and to be widely read across the globe; changing and transforming lives through his writings as a life wire. 🍃 You can find Flourish Joshua on FB: IG: Twitter:

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