mark nwagwu

Rookie - 6 Points (17 May,1937 / Obetiti Nguru Nigeria)

Will You Marry Me - Poem by mark nwagwu

Seven years old in primary school
1944 up and running
and you in diapers one year on milk
1943 gave us your eyes

What if you I tell you I don’t know sums
and ran from whipping from teacher so furious
can’t stand a boy strange to addition
division too complex for hoarding mind

Ran away to escape the whip
spent the hours in hiding far from home
unknown to dad with a bigger cane for truant son
teacher and father in perfect agreement

What if I came and said, marry me
tattered running nose and all divided
don’t add up to much can’t multiply
would you take me in as you do now

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  • Indira Babbellapati (10/14/2008 3:27:00 AM)

    oh, how i enjoyed reading this, nwagwu... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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