emebet mesfin

Visible Rift

Is the one you saw.
Is the one you heard.
Is the one you comprehend
when I appealed.
I ask you now listen good.
What about the invisible one?
To which I was drawn.
To which you haven't known.
Do not frown.
Am about to explain.
Two decades ago, I looked inside.
I looked around.
Tried to find
my solid ground.
It was nowhere to be found.
So I plunged.
Deep into marriage,
adults approved.
Found people who seemed allied.
Bit by bit I gave in.
Support group encouraged, I shone.
I devotedly served.Become favored.
By him and those around.
'What a woman! What a breed! '
Help! Am losing ground!
This ain't my world!
'Take it easy.You'll get the hang of it.
Just you wait.'
Came along life changing gift.
Welcome baby boy!
You are my source of joy!
Followed the second.
and fifth.
The ups and downs,
the winding roads.
The swamps, the endless gorges.
The hills the mountains.
Did I live through all these?
Have mercy on me heavens above!
This is where I stop,
suffered a lot, I have!
The rift you saw now was conceived before.
Let me go now let me be.
Let me find my way unchain me.
Divorce is a must.
Do not intervene get lost.

Topic(s) of this poem: divorce

Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Poem Edited: Monday, March 27, 2017

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Comments about Visible Rift by emebet mesfin

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (2/15/2018 7:30:00 PM)

    A sad reflection on an unhappy union, well articulated and nicely penned with insight. Very heartfelt with strong emotions. Thanks for sharing Emebet.

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristosAlem Hailu G/kristos (6/2/2016 9:10:00 AM)

    The poem is good but the message, I believe life is giving and scarifying.Don't you think so!

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/26/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    Rift! ! Chaning gift. Thanks for sharing.

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