Pathfinder: your money or your dreams

On a whim I took a train to nowhere.

A stowed vehicle reminded me of

My dad’s old whip

And how it wheezed and cracked when it hit

Those burnt out Lagos roads.

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Oh captain, my captain!

I have found that conformity,

Though restraining,

Is peace and warmth reassuring;

’Tis a life of comforting meals and ravenous dreams.

\

To have freedom is to nibble away

At joy till it becomes intoxicating.

To loosen up oneself and

Plunge into the unknown

Is to dare Death but truly live.

\

When ambitious youth dream,

Do they wake up to know that

All roads converge in one?

That flying too close to the sun

Will only leave them undone?

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