Good day and thanks for coming here, should I do this now or when you’re done reading? 🤔 Hmm, now I guess 🤷🏽♀️. Let me start by tendering my apologies for not posting on Tuesday, I’ve been having issues with my sight which in turn gave me a huge headache. I could not look at a screen for too long, walking in the sun was a big problem, having any kind of light in my line of sight brought tears to my eyes and to crown it all I could not even roll my eyes🙄 and then I had a fever (malaria) 🤒 (still have though) but I’m getting better now😪.
I hope my apology is accepted 😞? I’m truly sorry 🙇🏽♀️.
This was written some couple of weeks back when the whole rape cases started popping up. Although now I’m just angry😡 with all the false accusations flying around.
The single word that resounded in my head,
Every time I had an idea.
Every time I wanted to speak-
Speak about the pain I go through,
Speak about the sadness I carry around barefoot…
No one was ready to listen.
No one thought I had anything to contribute when real pain was being discussed.
Because what do I know?
How long have I lived
What have I seen?
And a million other questions
That filled my gigantic quill.
Fear and my inferior pain grew to anger:
Anger at my family,
Anger at the male gender because
The society gives them a privilege-
The privilege to ‘be a man’,
The privilege, no matter their age, to be heard.
Year in, year out, you teach your sons to see us as objects.
What then do you expect?
They treat us like commodities, cheap? Expensive? It makes no difference.
You’ve kept it in their head through all these years that we are not to be cherished but good for only two things.
So we die in silence- the silence of how the society wants us to live.
Enough is enough! It’s not my fault that you all have refused to see the truth.
But if you’ll not see it the easy way, I might as well shove it down your throat.
You forgot that I have a hand that can’t be silenced like you did my voice.
Of course, it does not talk, rather it paints, with carefully constructed words.
And now, you all will be forced to read and see the world you’ve created.
I want to send a big thanks to you to my editor, he got me the frame for my glasses which I’m wearing now I LOVE YOU, DEAR. (it arrived earlier than expected)
Edited by AKINỌLÁ, Tolúlọpẹ́ Joseph TDB
I want to send a huge hug and loads of kisses to you all for coming to read my work 😘 🤗 you’re forever appreciated.
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