Been There, Done That!

Been There, Done That!


Born on a Sunday night

Been there, done that!

But that never meant I lived right

Been there, done that!

Growth started, all the time I cried

Been there, done that!

To walk on the straight and narrow, I tried

Been there, done that!

Excuses, to avoid punishment, I lied

Been there, done that!

Hardship, tears, pain, Life was a bumpy ride

Been there, done that!

It took me on a turn so wide

Been there, done that!

Alone, dejected, no one was by my side

Been there, done that!

But with smiles on my face, those pains I knew to hide

Been there, done that!

Bad friends! Like waves I was one with the tide

Been there, done that!

Knives, guns, amulets, I was always ready for a fight

Been there, done that!

This life wasn’t pleasant, I wanted to live right

Been there, done that!

All I knew, I tried to do with all of my might

Been there, done that!

Nothing worked, gloomy I was without light

Been there, done that!

My hope could not rise, It was bound and tied

Been there, done that!

Until I heard that on the cross, he died

I fell at his feet so he could reign in my life

I threw the old map away, he is now my guide

But how many people can actually say, Been there, Done that?

20 thoughts on “Been There, Done That!” by Ayokunle Falomo (@aryor)

  1. LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Praising good poetry
    But i reflect on this one solemnly

    1. Thanks. I’m glad you’re reflecting on it. (say mission accomplished?) lol

  2. I can say it – BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!
    Very nice.

    1. Thank you. That makes two of us, lol.

  3. Very good. Very inspirational too.

    1. I’m glad I can inspire someone. Thanks.

  4. Mazi Nwonwu (@Fredrick-chiagozie-Nwonwu)

    Now, this here is good poetry. Love the rhymes. More grease

    1. Thank you, I’m happy to love it. By the way, what type of grease did you have in mind? It better not be palm oil or engine oil, lol.

  5. I read and read it again
    Been there done that….Nice just like that….love the rhymes and meter.

    1. Whoa, read, and read it again? I’m delighted. (Honestly, you were not bored?) Thanks.

  6. hmm,lovely,very very lovely and very touching.

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m so so happy the poem could TOUCH (ugh, almost sounding like a perv) you.

  7. Been there, done that…
    Good work. I love the solid message here.

    1. I solidly appreciate your comment, and also that you’ve been there. Thanks.

  8. Well, we’ve not all been there or done that. lol
    Nice! Well done!

    1. What I would give for us all to have been there or done that (not everything though, lol) Thanks. :)

  9. Lovely!

    Now spoken poetry debuts on NS.

    Well done!!!

    1. Your comment, Lovely! Thanks.

  10. Been there, done that and got a T-shirt on it! Way to go Tee!

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