I was inspired to write this poem when I came across a quote by MURIEL RUKEYSER an American Poet. She said “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open… “. It got me thinking of many things especially in the areas of the sex marks/sex for promotion saga that rocked the Nigerian ivory towers recently. From that quote, I penned this poem.
Read and enjoy it.
What would happen if a woman told the truth about her life?
Life would change dramatically
Suspicions, accusations, rumbles will run through mankind
Sacred marriages and institutions may break
She is lying; she is not lying, unending verbal blizzards and denials will commence.
What would happen if a woman told the truth about her inlaws?
Battle of blood against blood may begin
Men will stand by their wives
Men will not stand by their wives.
There will be men who will never forgive or forget.
What would happen if a woman told the truth about her friends?
Fire hotter than that of hell would burn
Tongues will become daggers and spears
Long-standing friendships may die
What will be broken may remain irreparable until Eternity comes.
Daughters, Sisters, Aunties and Mothers
To speak out is wisdom
Not to speak is also wisdom
Whether you are believed or not; no one can say what happened to you didn’t happen.
There will be “gbas gbos” if you speak.
There will be “gbas gbos” if you remain silent
So what is the right thing to do?
Think, then do as occasion demands to heal your pains.
So what are your thoughts about this Poem. Let me have your comments in the comments section below.
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