THURSDAYS WITH COLLYBRIGHT

ALL I WANTED WAS A JOB

Months ago I was called a lazy youth,

No, I guess I have to prove them wrong

Sitting at home is never a joy for me

I want to become the joy for my parents for their sacrifices all along!

On the TV I’m called the unemployed

On the street, I’m called the jobless!

When would the time be to start living the life I wanted?

When would the time be to start giving back for those sacrifices?

Mama’s token she tied at the hem of her wrapper after selling her pieces of jewelry

Papa’s thrift fund he collected with a promise to pay up!

I want to fill up those gaps now that I’m brewed

I want to get myself a job!

Waking up each morning checking my mails

Hoping to see “Sequel to your application…”

No, rather it’s another day of frustration

Another day of tears and depression!

They say you don’t give up

Yes, I kept my hope up high!

Remember, I’m still a jobless youth

But to them, I’m rather the lazy youth.

All I want is a job!

A job to change my status to ‘gainfully employed

Each try, each day to no avail

And deep inside me, it’s yet another fail!

All I wanted was a job

A job to make mama proud

All I wanted was a job

A job to buy papa a pair of shoes

All I wanted was a job

To prove them I’m not a lazy youth

All I wanted was a job

To be dependent not upon another man’s pocket.

All I wanted was a job

Because I couldn’t open my legs

All I wanted was a job

Not a night runs upon the laps of a man!

All I wanted was a job

But you wanted a pleasure

All I wanted was a job

But you preferred a rape

All I wanted was a job

But you’ve sniffed my life away!

How do I prove that I’m not a lazy youth?

How do I tell my parents all I wanted was just to make them proud?

Dedicated to Hiny (May God Rest Her Soul)

Collybright
Adeshile Adekolajo is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Abuja, He works for Ntel Nigeria and he owns - Mccollybright.blogspot.com. He is a writer, blogger and poet, to read more of his interesting and educative articles, please log on to - mccollybright.blogspot.com.