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The orphan's story

Here my story begins, here I stand, facing the world all alone; It all began with one lady he ladied, One boy she boyded and sugared, Just to finish in the net of Mr. Death. Hah! How painful it is, How hurt it is for the poor boy. Meanwhile he stood by their graves, Mourning and weeping, Cursing the world, And doubting the Lord His God, Having no one to shade the tears with, To neither sympathize nor comfort. The community sad pointing accusing fingers here and there, Blaming the uncle and aunt, Speaking of nothing other than slow poison and witch craft, One after the other murmured in his belly, Pasting sympathious faces, But ignoring the happened, Few weeks after the happened, Came Doctor Okiriki James, Native of the community, son of the soil HIV/AIDS is a reality, Make your HIV/AIDS test In order to know your status, Those were his words As he moved round the village, Whispering on his karaka bicycle; It was spoken by men, women and children Sand as many times as possible Over the radio and shown on the T.V. With the ingenuous aid Of Doctor Okiriki James, The orphan went in for an HIV/AIDS test. Hellas! You are HIV positive, But that’s not the end of life. With this status You are still capable of doing A lot of things… Yes, Words of comfort And advice, What have I done to deserve all these? What curse? In which world am I found? The poor boy questioned, Murmured And doubted the future, If only his parents knew, If only he knew and talked to them, If only, Doctor he doctored, Son the doctor answered, What should I do? First you have to know there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, But you can take anti-retro viral drugs To slow down its destruction of the immune system, Take good care of your self, Eat well, especially fruits For the body needs them. Don’t get into Any unprotected sex with any one And don’t expose objects stained with your blood. Doctor he doctored again, Thanks very much, I have heard you and I will do as you say...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007

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