Right from an early age
As the words began to spill and those small feet marching to school
It was rammed into my consciousness
Go to school
Get good grades
Graduate and serve Nigeria
Get a good job
Marry and have children and take of your children's children
Is that not the essence of life?
I should be happy, shouldn't I?
Life should be treating me well.
No, it is not.
Even though I have all and it seems I've achieved everything.
My life is not what it seems.
I AM NOT HAPPY.
I lost it all to get it all.
What did I gain?
A life of regrets.