Go, find yourself

Go, find yourself

There is a way sunlight plays with your skin,

Hugging it like a long lost child

Stirring its strings to a soundless tune

And making it unseen to sheer eyes.

So, you know you are not like them

Not different – difference is the relationship between similars –

And not like them.



The holes are round or square,

You are round and square,

Not fitting into any.

You, a bat, not bird, not rat

And you fight for a shape according to you

Fight by searching,

Tearing into the scaffolding of your soul

To find the original design of yourself

You pick the safe, throw the shelf

Met at every turn by the cobwebs of old trust

Trust that bore your name,

And like yourself, forgotten by chance.



Every soul has its nutrition,

That inverterate-ness it delights in

You have sat with your hungry soul

And tried to feed it with every pedestrian dreg

Your heart stumbles upon.

But the mule will not eat,

Dying off daily – drying!

What pleases you?

What are you?

Who are you?

You’d have shattered it, its fragile glass-ness, if you could

Wrung its neck quietly with the stirrings of misspent youth

If not that you have fallen in love with it, with yourself

unknowing –

And you do not know what yourself is, yet.



Let the fluttering of your heart be,

Listen to it.

It is the compass of you –

Each beat, a pole connected

It could guide you to your true North.

If you wrote down the note of its every tremor

You will discover a sign – a Morse code in your own dialect

telling you:

Mayday. Stop. Mayday. Stop. Your soul is at risk. Stop.

You are not like them. Stop. Your potents are not one of same. Stop

There is a place for you. Stop. Within You. Stop

And that is why you will keep searching,

Excavating the foundations of your being,

Till you find the buried treasure, called You,

and know yourself, for the very first time.









8 thoughts on “Go, find yourself” by O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

  1. Ronald Bellaz (@RonaldBellaz)

    like For For real bro this is great. For real the message is driven home straight.

    Good one I say. really good.

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @ronaldbellaz, Thanks for the enthusiastic endorsement. Thanks

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @kaycee. I;m glad you found the message worth a ‘listen’. Thanks

  2. A solid piece on the rugged road to self-discovery.

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @hymar. You are one tough cookie to please and I think for you to say “solid piece”about this, I’m swooning. Thanks. Always love your comments. Always.

  3. Godson (@Godson)

    Great poem and a great poet you are. This specie of poetry is rare. Keep it up.

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @Godson, thanks a lot for that generous, unqualified praise. Thanks.

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