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(14 april / Authopedic hosp.Enugu)

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Strange Things In Life

Why should i worry about you?
when ive seen worst things in life
ive watched a mother die after childbirth
and a woman butchered by her husband

Ive seen sons fighting their fathers
and mothers breaking their husband's heads
ive seen wives disgraced in public
by the men who married them

What can be worse than calling you a harlot
in the midst of those who held you high
why should i worry about your actions
when ive seen worst things in life

One day i watched a nasty show
of a brother raping his sister
i saw another in adream
of a son raping his own mother

Then i got up to look through the window
and i saw a goat mating with a dog
i shook my head and went back to sleep
and i saw fowls playing with pussycats

I woke up to look upwards again
and i saw fire and water in a jamboree of dances
so why should i worry about your actions
when ive seen strange things in life.

Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 28, 2011


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  • Ifeyinwa Ezenyimulu (8/20/2007 2:06:00 PM)

    i am so excited. it wowed me. Michael iam mad of this poem

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  • Max Reif (8/12/2007 1:05:00 PM)

    You make a point that you really HAVE seen some intense things, and your enumerating them gives your words a certain weight.
    I'm sure you could write volumes about the effects of what you've seen, and hopefully, you will. For there's certainly a positive side that the negative points to, more and more...ie, I won't have THAT in my life! I won't do what I've seen...

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