My feet beat a determined path on the ground.
I am walking towards my future this time around.
There are many obstacles; challenges abound.
So many things are happening, so many ups and downs.
But I walk with my head high; insecurities are nowhere to be found.
Nothing can stop me now, neither lions nor rabid hounds.
I see a future lined with gold, or just Dollars and Pounds.
I am going where I am supposed to be, in success I am bound.
They try to call me back—I can hear the sounds.
‘You can’t catch me now!’ I shout aloud.
The works of my hands will be fruitful; I will make my family proud.
I take deliberate strides towards my future, like a wind-propelled cloud.
©Ivie M. Eke 2015
This poem first appeared on classicallyivy.com
on December 14th, 2015.
Ivie is an NGO Professional and a Writer of poems, stories and essays on her blog, classicallyivy.com. She has also written articles for several websites, including genevieveng.com and sheleadsafrica.org. She is the author of the poetry collection, ‘Looking for myself and my phone charger’ which is available on Okada Books. She loves writing, reading novels and eating mangoes.