POEM| I Don’t Belong Here

deafening music,
clicking glasses,
spilling drinks,
faces I don’t recognize
staring right at me

scandalous outfits,
flashing lights,
choking smoke of cigar
and drunk people
all around me

no, I don’t want to dance
no, I’m not having a drink
I have a smile on my face
but I’m planning my escape

I’m certain I don’t belong here.

Have you ever felt this way? This poem was inspired by Alessia Cara’s song, Here. I thought it only befitting to use her as the header.

Have a good weekend.

Mariam Shittu

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Hi, my name is Mariam Shittu and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I write about my travels, living in Lagos, lifestyle, health and fitness, things that inspire me and poetry. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the world and nurturing the human mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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