“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced,” –Vincent Van Gogh BACK WAY Youth patrolling along the rough journey Life-risk journey Nerve upsetting journey Rich or die journey All youths embarking on the rough phase to success Thought lingering in their minds is ‘Back way is the fastest route to success’ Peer influence being a strong factor A reason among the whole lots of reasons Every being want to be rich And every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks Going abroad is the sole solution to be rich Despite the death row cases Operation no back up is well alive in the minds of the masses And this frighten nobody willing to go on trekking the bushes And mountains till the last breath Communities lacking youths Farms lacking youths Work places lacking working and energetic youths All due to this fatal journey A death or alive journey. By Lamin Sanneh, HTC, Gambia College A SMILING FACE Life maybe stressful But smiling is beautiful As you’re rewarded by the Merciful So be cheerful Let your tears be useful Life is a journey You maybe blessed with money But it can’t buy you a honey As others need no penny But just a smile, if any You may be poor and needy But that should not make you greedy Embrace your fate and get ready To smile and don’t be moody You may not be treated fairly But keep smiling daily As this will help you dearly Frowning is so deadly Sorrow is worldly Don’t be overcome by grief so badly Be grateful and friendly You may not attain your dreams today But remember you were blessed yesterday Smile and hope for a better day As after rain, comes the sunny day And tomorrow could be a holiday By Marabi S Hydara,]]>