My Childhood Died

My childhood died all soaked in blood without even a box to be buried in.

I used to say even though I’m twenty-three, I feel like I never grew up.

I can’t say that anymore.

I grew up overnight.

So quickly and painfully that the ache in my heart feels like it will never heal.

I wish I could go back, but you can never go back.

All that is left to me is the future.

A future to run to and be safe from the past.

I’m going to go out and see a couple of movies

All of which I will cry through

But it beats lying in bed all day and crying until I pass out.

The only place worse than where I am now is where I’ve been before and I promised myself I would never set foot on that path again.

So keep your promise Sugabelly.


Choose joy.


  • Reply January 22, 2013

    Debby 'Baro

    Hmm! A lost childhood is the worst thing to happen to anybody no matter what may have caused it.

  • Reply January 22, 2013

    Eya Ayambem

    Very touching and DEEP.

  • Reply January 24, 2013


    good resolution there….never say never

  • Reply January 30, 2013

    Natural Nigerian

    Ibezina. I liked that. A lot. Ibezina, Sugabelly.

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