The Springtime Of Your Youth

Wake up
Let’s start for a second time
Rewind to yesterday
When sorrow was far away
And my bones were stronger
And today, it’s all over
I have fought and fought
it’s time I give it up

Between you and I
Between this sheets and I
I’ve been borrowing air
I’ve been asking the sand beneath my feet
For permission before I take a step
These walls are my only hope
These tears proves that I’ve tried
To take back what was never mine

Break up
These terrifying memories
Of when I was happy
And my hair was as wild as the sea
Now it’s all over
After all,
The red, the blue, the white
They did enough to heal me

Between you and I,
Between these pills and I,
When I was younger,
I dreamt of the sea.
I wanted to travel the world
To see the greatness I could be

Take up
The blame
For waiting until I was older
For waiting for a full pocket
Before I could breathe
Before I could live.

By now,
I know it’s all over
I know I’ll never get to the other side of the wall
I know I’ll never get there
I Know my bones have failed me
I know I have failed me
But between you and I
Between this song and I
I’ll be back for a third time.



3 thoughts on “The Springtime Of Your Youth” by Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

  1. Rhoiy (@Roy-journals)

    This is a beautiful piece…Good job @ufuomaotebele
    What’s “The red, the blue, and the white”?

    1. “The red, the blue, the white
      They did enough to heal me
      Between you and I,
      Between these pills and I,”

      All the various colors of the pills she had to consume. @roy-journals

  2. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

    @ufuomaotebele, this is really good. Really good. Reads like music, reads well.

    I always knew you could let rip like this. Just go bat shit cray with finely ordered words like this.

    The 2nd & 3rd stanzas were beyond fine. I enjoyed this

    How have you been? I bin miss you and yours o

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