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A New Birth

I was born at twenty-one

Thrust out of the womb

Released into the newness of life

Born, at twenty one


Eyes opened to the world 

Crying, struggling, fighting

Trying to make sense of it all 

Yes, I was only born at twenty-one


Borne out of education

Borne out of society’s expectations

Borne out of comfort, out of the shield

Though I lived before

I was only truly born at twenty-one.


And so, as a new born

I grow

I learn

I stumble and fall, but I get back up

Because I have been born.


When these years pass, I’ll look back

Joyful, triumphant

As I celebrate this new birth. 



At twenty-one.


By Faith Olajuyigbe, author of Words of Faith

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Faith Olajuyigbe

Tue 25th Aug 2020 09:52

Thanks for the comments @Tom and @Paul! Really appreciate it ?

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Fri 14th Aug 2020 11:59

I enjoyed this. I often I say I was born at 29... so, you're got a head start on me. ? Nice write!

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