The Journey of Fame and Hope - Kyilleh Dominic Arituo

My son, I am sending you,
I am sending you on a journey of fame –
You will meet roaring lions
And Grecian cheetahs.
But I am sending you like a creeping snake,
Walk straight.
Your heart is well protected in a cage,
Neither fear the untamed or the swiftest,
Be a king and never look back.

My son, I am sending you,
I am sending you on a journey of hope –
You will meet screaming eagles
And Russian falcons.
But I am sending you like a harmless dove,
Fly gently into space.
Your heart is well protected in a cage,
Neither fear the untamed or the swiftest,
Go where the stars recline
And with your industrious hand
Get a grip on time –
It is swifter than the falcon;
With a leap it will carry you into the void
And with a dive it will bring you back home
Asleep and “Late”.



Kyilleh Dominic Arituo was born in Fielmua, Sissala West District. He is currently enrolled in B.A. studies at Valley View University.

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