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With neither lamp to light my way, Nor water to quench my thirst; I kept thinking on the middle way Counting the challenges I must face;

The wanderer



The Wanderer is a poem that narrates the poet's adventures and thrilling voyage. The poem captures the travails of life and its expectations with simple yet memorable words "In the dark, all alone, with neither lap to light my way" "I'll return to my country, What else can I do than to tell them stories"

The lines are such that resonates with every reader as the poet ends "We must one day account of the life we've lived".

Indeed, every man on earth is a wanderer and Josiah does a great job in reminding us of each man's purpose!

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THE WANDERER


So I left my home
Not knowing where to go
As I travelled all the night long
In the dark all alone,

With neither lamp to light my way,
Nor water to quench my thirst;
I kept thinking on the middle way
Counting the challenges I must face;

I know my kindred want me
But I must go to Timbuktu
Without regret, I'll leave 
For this is what I want to do;

And then I'll venture to mount Kilimanjaro,
There, I'll meet traders who'll go to Marlboro
From there I'll travel to the Kalahari desert
And then go to watch mountain Everest's gizzard.

Here in the woods so lonely 
A Wonderer I am so hungry
No water to quench my thirst
So dirty, with dust covered face

I'm a Wanderer like Dingis Wayo,
Who was helped by Shaka warrior of Zulu
When he cried out like the village Griot
 Ahoy! Ahoy, as he narrates to the people

And when I'm done with my wandering,
I'll return to my country
What else can I do than to tell them stories
And when I die, I'll be buried in the village's cemetery.

There is nothing new in this life we live
What we yearn to do has been done by others;
We must one day account of the life we've lived
Stop wondering, and live a good life like no other.


BIO

Josiah Jaksport hails from Bauchi, Nigeria and his poems have been published in few International and local literary magazines. He is a student of international relations in the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno state. 





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