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The Gateman

I noticed the gateman today
I noticed how miserable he was
How he talks to himself sometimes
How he stares at empty spaces for minutes on end, like he’d seen a ghost.

But I know what he sees.
He sees himself, his younger self.
He sees what could have been.
His fleet of cars, his mansion, his children and his million dollar company.
He sees it all.

I noticed that he cries.
But because he no longer has any tears left in his eyes,
You wouldn’t know.
I noticed his smile when he came to open the gate for me.
It was the saddest smile I’ve ever seen.

I wish I can help the gateman
I wish I can help all the gatemen on earth.

Life isn’t fair to gatemen…
Life isn’t fair period…

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About Kenny Ozojie

A free thinker

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