A carefree heart,
Amazing sense of humor.
But you only use people and move on.
You’ll always be happy,
While my heart aches.
I’ll always have these feelings for you.
Maybe one day you’ll realize,
I’m the one who’s always been there for you.
Gary, a young teenager of fifteen, round face, with a tanned skin, scraggly hair and muscular body with an upstraight posture.
Unlike other children, Gary never had the opportunity to attend a university owning to his parents financial state. They lived in a wretched house by the river built by his father. His father was a mere Carpenter who could hardly feed his family three-square-meal a day. He was an irresponsible parent according to his wife, Lynn. Lynn had no job, she was a housewife, who was forced into marriage at a young age by her parents.
Gary was the only child of Jimmy and Lynn. He was a very diligent student who loves bicycles. The previous year, Gary left highschool with the best result in the school. He then applied for a university scholarship program, but his luck turned against him.
Idle Gary started watching his father’s craft and learnt till he was seventeen. He then decided to take over the craft since his father was getting old. Gary only wanted to work to get a bicycle, he watched people ride on the streets but his heart only ached.
Gary saved all the income he got from his hand work, the next year eighteen year old Gary celebrated his birthday with a brand new bicycle he got for almost all his savings. He’s parent were proud of him, since they couldn’t offer more.
One night, the family was asleep in their house, not until Gary was woken to the loud banging on the door at about 2:30am. He got scared and before he could make a move, the door was lying flat on the floor and Gary was facing a real rifle. He’s dad and mum got up and started pleading. The gunman left Gary and picked up his father and said “it is you”the next thing Gary saw was his dad lying on the floor yelling in pain. He got shot in the eye.
Gary and his mum were so shaken, the neighbors picked him up and took him to the hospital. On getting there, he lost his life. Gary and his mother couldn’t get over the death of Jimmy. They wept so much.
Gary’s work grew wider after the death of his father. Every income he made, he spent on his mother. He made her really happy. All the care she didn’t receive from her husband Gary have to her happily. Months passed, but Gary still had his father in his mind all day.
Gary started delivering people’s work in their different homes. One day Gary got back home to a plate of his favourite delicacy cooked by his mother. He was the happiest man alive that day. He ate to his satisfaction. He thanked his mum and left for work. On getting home that night he saw his mother lying on the floor with blood and a bullet in her left eye. He screamed and fainted there on her.
This story is a true life story.
From Lagos Nigeria.
I saw you.
I missed a heartbeat.
I contemplated over you.
You appeared softly, beyond mere words.
Lithe and lovely like a fawn,
Your eyes, blue like the ocean,
I went hard, like Medusa’s starring at me.