The leaves of experience vary in shape

Even the colours are not the same


Some, green, some darker

Some wilted; others torn


Some get angry, some get cranky

Ashamed, stoic and erratic.


Fouling a body does more than hurt

It is sour, bitter and ghostly even while asleep


Some want to report it, some don’t

Some act out, some crawl inside themselves


Some will have healthy lives thereafter

Some will never


Some will survive

Some will die, a thousand times over,

Hoping; wishing; praying they’d better kissed the dust


© Shittu Fowora 2012

2 thoughts on “Wraiths” by writefight (@writefight)

  1. The image of leaves of experience was alluring for me. However, i don’t know whether some of the attributes you gave to them can apply eg angry. cheers

  2. Hello @writefight, and everyone,
    If you’d like to LISTEN to this poem do visit my blog here-> http://narratorphisayo.blogspot.com.ng/2016/04/wraiths-by-wrightfight.html
    I’m loading some of the stories I read from my Narrator days on Smooth fm Lagos.
    Please leave feedback after you listen, and email me here-> ten27media@gmail.com if you’d like me to create an audio version of your story.

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