A DIRGE

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A dead child is worth the love

S/he is lucky to not be born 

But are you?

Oh, you were birthed alright.

But you died a few years back 

When his fist first found your pretty face

Only this time, it wasn’t in adoration

Come to think of it,

It’s your fault shey?

You somehow caused it 

How could you dare to not be perfect

Such guts you have to be a clumsy being 

To have friends come over or talk to family members

When you have him.

How dare you work or even have a life 

Didn’t you swear on the alter to be his and his alone

He loves you, he can never hurt you 

And every pelt you felt 

Was well deserved, right?

Darling, you’re doing just fine innit?

And all those nosy friends that just won’t mind their business. Pffft.

They don’t understand your clumsiness

And how you’re always tripping and running into doors

Or hitting and scratching yourself on walls 

He loves you, he’ll never hurt you.

Who are you to complain anyways

After all, there are tons of women out there 

Who’ll kill to call him theirs

Nobody is perfect.

You’re indeed lucky dear 

So, your child died in you when you accidentally slipped again today. 

And while he snores lightly in that delightful way you love 

You cry.

Tears running down like tiny rivers pooling at an ocean.

And you cry for your dead baby.

But darling, when will your mother cry?

Surely, you understand what it means to be abused in marriage. share your thoughts on this beautifully crafted poem, share your experiences of abusive relationships as well.

WURA
@goldenwura

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OLUMIDE LAWRENCE is a writer, an artiste and a publicist. Started out as a PLAYER, now I am a Relationship COACH. Follow me on twitter @ilummynation and instagram @glowville Facebook: Olumide ilummynation Lawrence. BBM: 2A3B059E, 7E15126B.

8 thoughts on “A DIRGE

  1. somewhere along d line d woman still stays cos she’s hoping he will change, and maybe she could still feel love even if it’s just little at least he still care about her, and someday will compliment her hair and listen to her when she speaks.
    maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m not.

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  2. somewhere along d line d woman still stays cos she’s hoping he will change, & maybe she could still feel love even if it’s just little at least he still care about her, and someday will compliment her hair and listen to her when she speaks.
    maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m not.

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  3. as u ve said, @honouragbeblog, maybe you are wrong or maybe you are right… even in d face of the abuse, he still shows her love sometimes. i am talking from experience, not in marriage but in my relatnship. in d first year of my relationship, i had to deal with this abuse, but now, iam happy i endured it becos it couldnt av been beta. how did dis happened, i practically changed him tru prayers and love. well i am not saying this will work for every lady or woman but there is a lot we can do as a woman to change the abusive husband.

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  4. Like a loner she weeps in tear(s)
    Deep,her heart rips with fear
    For the crime she committed not
    Why on earth did I tie the knot
    I m as good as a destitute all refused
    How it came to this I am so confused
    Is some listening ? with rectitude
    In my dream I wish i have the fortitude
    Its a world weere backlashing is the attitude
    Of the dominant multitude
    The girl child for you I pray
    A future not like mine, wherever you stay.
    ………. §tawakkul

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