Author: Kelvin Annorson

I always wished to grow from being a boy to a man.

I wondered, ” many years left”, I kept wondering when.

I always wanted to grow from that child who was ten.

I have now become that man, and I started remembering then.

I wanted to be like the men; with big muscles.

But neither did I know that big muscles serves for great hustle.

I didn’t want to be the boy who mama does everything for.

I wanted to be my own boss, where I don’t need help or ask for ‘more’.

Growing up as a boy, was really childish.

Where I am seen playing with my toys, or playing in the dirt.

I am now a man with a tie, suit and a well polished shoe.

And I want to become the extraordinary man, by acting so cool.

Growing up as a boy made me choose a dream like becoming a footballer.

But I now say no, I need to be dignified I choose to be a lawyer.

Games like’ oware, chaskele, ludu and racing to see who is first’.

“Are all for boys”, I now sit with men to play some real chess

I sip my drinks, try to look good and I call all these ‘ Manner’s’

Growing from boy to man (deep voice, big muscles), are all “Gods wonders”

Childhood memories made me known better;

“To be grown men, one has never been before, except to be a child”


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