The Advent of Feeding

Started as breast milk with lullaby
Source cuddled me to sleep when I could hardly
Containing so many minerals like a valley
Filling me, leaving protruding my little belly

Graduating from milk in six months, seemed too early
Now it’s funny but then I hated it badly
Ingesting flakes soaked in artificial milk
In a month or less, I felt sick

I healed with mum’s love and pills forced to swallow
But then as a recovery gift came an introduction to swallow
And started feeding in a regular and fixed pattern
Breakfast, lunch but the dinner with a lantern

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Emmanuel Akintoye is a Nigerian. He is a student of the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. He is a passionate writer and a poet. He is also a budding freelance writer. His pen name is Smarnuel and he is in his late teens.

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