BY THE FURNACE OF LIFE
Life has been unfair to me
It has dealt me a hard blow
Darkness fills my heart with distress
The more I try the more I sink low
5 Misfortunes clad me from every sphere
Whilst tragedy looms in the atmosphere
Trouble follows me like a chick follows its mother.
All around, I breathe airs of faults.
Life has been cruel to me
10 She has woven for me a mat of cries
All day, all night she tries
Battering and trying me
She gives me sour milk to make me weep.
Sour milk from her tempestuous breasts.
15 Oh! What a treacherous mother you are
To put me in your grief vaults!
Life has taught me a great lesson
A lesson no school could teach
A sermon no church could preach.
20 Life is a myriad of penchants one cannot have
A dungeon of disgrace
An unwinding path with no return
Coated with rubble
Life, a journey of wreckages
25 Oh! I go down! I perish.
Life, you are a cruel journey full of halts.