You’ve always been a companion.
You were the shadow that walked with me.
I kept moving on, even though
I didn’t know
that I was being followed
I found myself trying to find my priorities,
from my conglomerated responsibilities
and now, not only do I regret,
A heart filled with contempt,
I contemplate in the valley of reality
Like a freely falling body
Under the lone influence of gravity.
The more I moved towards your edge
The more you showed me your depth
This time, I tried to back out,
but under that strong field, I was blacked out.
I saw what I couldn’t see
and you showed me what I could never be
I thought it was ‘hope’
but as an impostor of hope,
it was desperation in disguise
and ‘depression’ in my life
We’ve been together for far too long,
I’m sorry to say this, It wont work anymore
Let our memories be set ablaze
As we take this moment to part ways.
I know you’ll find your way,
‘cos your next residence…is not far away
Written by: Matthew Sasu Badu