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My Mother's Sickle

Okeke Chiamaka holds a B.sc in Sociology and Anthropology from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani.

.A poem

STANZA 1

Warm it was if I stayed in limbo, I could hear the wooshing sound and gulping sound too. Wait! I can hear her voice, But he said it is not yet time.

STANZA 2

My little arms wriggled. While I took nutrients from her, I want to see her face, But He said it is not yet time

STANZA 3

I felt tingling pain in my body, As something like atones hit me, I moved farther up while it dissolved away, But He said it is not yet time.

STANZA 4

My heart! I cried as the sickle went deep inside of me, It pulled and pulled me out, Mother where are you? Now, I have a shortened time.

© 2021 Okeke Chiamaka

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