Sarah Emetuche: “Half of a yellowish dish”
The Yellow House Poets
Half of a yellowish dish
by Sarah Emetuche
Halfway down this soup I stare at this half empty plate
Sometimes last year my hair was half plait
because my mother had a scuffle with the stylist
Today I’m not at the bottom
I’m not at the top
Still I am never where I want to be
I need to finish this soup
because this is the same spot
I always pause
to wonder why our life has been half cooked
I always have all sorts of funny thoughts that run around my head
I think it is because my hair was once half plait
and all this thought isn’t leading me anywhere
but somewhere near how to make my bowl full again
I want to ask you,
do you have same thought like me too
to make our lives whole?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarah Emetuche is a 12-year-old poet and a member of The Yellow House Library who believes life should be equal and education should be free for teens between the age of 7-16 in Nigeria. She believes that one day she'll become the President of Nigeria and will make things better for children.