Every time, I wonder
I ponder on life,
I think deep all over
My spirit wanders off
And my soul walks beyond,
I search my heart
And my heart searches,
Trying to find reasons
To find answers,
But I just cannot.

I weep and wail and cry
I mourn and grieve and lament,
I sorrow and agonize,
Yes, my body shrinks from thinking
From thinking and meditating,
Meditating upon how we ended up here.

How our world became beasts
Monsters, apes, reptiles and dragons,
How our world became hell,
Filled with demons and darkness,
I weep, I weep, I weep.

Who bewitched us,
What went wrong,
Where are we heading to?

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha is a Nigerian poet/writer/thinker who has published over 180 poems in over 13 countries and featured in over 25 international anthologies. Her three poetry books and a coauthored poetry book are available on Amazon. Read other articles by Ngozi Olivia.