A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone

A Poem by Bonaventure Onuabuchi

Written by Prince Ogbonnaya G. as a birthday gift for me.

In the realm of memories, a tale untold,
Of a journey embarked, a story to unfold,
A soul scarred by the battles it has known,
A poignant odyssey, a long way gone.

From innocence's embrace, torn apart,
By the ravages of war, a shattered heart,
A child, once carefree, now burdened by strife,
Navigating darkness, in search of a new life.

Through desolate landscapes, footsteps are traced,
Across war-torn valleys, with courage embraced,
A symphony of resilience, a spirit held strong,
In the face of adversity, resilience a song.

Witnessing horrors that no child should bear,
Yet preserving a flicker of hope, unaware,
Through trials and tribulations, he's forged,
The strength to endure, his spirit recharged.

In each footstep, echoes of a poignant past,
Memories and scars, shadows that will last,
But within the heart, a flame still burns bright,
A testament to the human spirit's might.

Through the wilderness of sorrow, he roams,
A testament to the resilience of human souls,
And as the journey unfolds, a tale is spun,
Of redemption sought, a long way gone.

May this story remind us of the power within,
To overcome darkness, let healing begin,
To strive for a world where peace may prevail,
And ensure no child's innocence is impaled.

For in the echoes of this odyssey profound,
Resides the hope that in humanity, strength is found,
A long way gone, but not lost in the fray,
A testament to resilience, lighting the way....

© 2023 Bonaventure Onuabuchi

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Added on June 15, 2023
Last Updated on June 15, 2023
Tags: Journey, of, life


Bonaventure Onuabuchi
Bonaventure Onuabuchi

Ohaozara, Ebonyi, South East, Nigeria

A young writer/poet from Nigeria. Want to know more? Contact me then: more..