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SHATTERING HOPES

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SHATTERING HOPES

My wrapper loose day after day
My motion and emotion unstable
I forget to think
But I wasn’t drunk

I remember in a trance
Stable I was 
My wrapper tight on my torso
Not divulging the firm breasts

I remember vividly when it began to loose
Days turned nights 
The sun withheld its radiance
I mourned unending

Breasts tumor I had
Oh! The pain hurts
One more ill has befallen me
A spinster at 50

Severally dumped I was
By men on trial
The life I live was wreaked
My heart fell apart

Picking up the fossils
Amidst courage and optimism
Dreadful incidence I traversed
Since my birth, early 60’s

Aargh! I’m bigoted
But utmost myopic
I wasn’t sleeping
Merely a spinster’s vision

When at 52
Men on trial returned
I had miscarriages
Pains were inflicted

53, I would be
The wrapper has slipped off
Revealing the sagging breasts
My legacy is gone


I’ve missed my menses
I’ve wept all day
I pled against miscarriage
But all hope is not lost
Because I’m pregnant!
																																	OMEBE RITA

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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 6:43:00 AM
    Nice one...my country NIGERIA! There's hope left.

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Great emotions here, makes me wanna shout! Rita, you are on track. I liked that phrase: 'severally dumped by men on trial'. Much luv, Ginger.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:33:00 AM
    OMEBE RITA, congratulations... with the gift of life. It is amazing. I am touched by the hope you never lost. - ;-) Luv ~SKAT~