For Me, You and They

For Me, You and They

What keeps you sane?
What motivates you?
What makes you happy?
What gives you satisfaction?
Is all that enough?

What are your deepest fears?
Its been bad
Its been scary.


What is the essence of living?
Why do we have dreams,hopes and aspirations?
Only to have them snuffed out in one day?

What makes you sleep well at night?
Do you still have a conscience?
Why would you take and not give?
What makes you feel you are far
From the vicissitudes of life?
Why do you not care in the face of pain,misery and loss?

And yet here we are;
Seeing, we see not
Hearing ,we choose not to
Hearts shuttered, never caring;
Having a mind of their own.

It was me yesterday,
Them, today;
Whose turn will it be tomorrow?
Emptying the well of tears,
My job it has been all day
This dry parched land still doesn’t
And hasn’t dried up this well of tears.

Mopping the ground of blood
Their jobs it has been all day
Yet seems unnoticed since there’s a leak and blood keeps spilling

No rest
For the wicked and the innocent
The ground is uneven with ugly shadows that lie beneath

I would go on
But I lack the courage to
I am weak

So I look to you to support me
Will you?
Will you let down your guard and your inhibitions just to support me?

If you would
May He who still keeps me keep you
May the blessings of the grateful never leave you
Give me the support I need
So I can stand taller



9 thoughts on “For Me, You and They” by 2cute4u (@2cute4u)

  1. Quite inspirational. Good poem. What’s it about?

  2. @Jaywriter.. it was for Jos.. I used it for the fresh start contest for Naija stories

  3. I like it. I like the way it reads like a plea for people to be more humane; to feel more and learn to reach out to others in their pain.

    “Twas me yesterday, them today; whose turn would it be tomorrow: …no rest for the wicked and innocent”

    Poignant words. Tables do turn, for good or evil; and we necessarily needn’t have done anything to deserve what we got. Its the way life chooses to run.

    The prayer added the necessary effect.

    Beautiful 2cute; well done!

  4. Thank you abby.. Sweet of you..

  5. @2cte4u, i loved this poem ‘specially stanza 5 and the last…well done…nice message

  6. @xikay…thanks… I’m glad you like..

  7. its quite cute and very simple

  8. Now I really like that many of us are concerned about the Jos Crisis, I also look forward to us doing more to ensure the place regains its lost glory.

  9. So melodious and beautiful, well-written. What’s the meaning of life, we live, we die, we find, we lose…
    love your poem, greatly inspired…

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