Category: Poetry & Poems

Spectrum

It's no longer black & white,
They're shades of greys in the spectrum
Where boys learn to take
opioids to conceal an emptiness,
escape reality in intoxicated spurts
or trade in drugs to feed themselves
while speeding towards the cliffs
Their manhood is a little torn
from constant pressure to perform
and slowly getting swallowed
by the insecure anxiety within.
Man leans upon a crooked system
of a society watching prejudices
festering in an environment hostile
to the growth of his self worth

By: Ndiritu Mwangi

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Comments:

Lewis Jian

Brilliant. Like

Ndiritu Mwangi

Thank you!