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What Of The Boy Child? By Uchendu K Njionye

POSTED 03/22/2018 15:03
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'one day you will head a home'
with this he is expected to be mind-tly gigantic from the womb
but tell me of a farm not weeded yet gives bountiful yield?

Much attention to the female folk
but non the Boy Child.

The BOYCHILD
that cloud that died trying to be rain so as to reach earth
they say the tortoise is slow
but they forgot his shell which is his body in ten.

That boy child ladened with words only the wind can comprehend
stone heart
forged from lifeless words behind his lips
shackled with visions visible to dark minds.

the boy child
who must wear a shoe
fitting or not
adapter he is.

That boy child
serving somewhere in Nnewi for years
thrown home in deodorant of shame
for miss madam couldn’t have her way with him.

That bud ripped of innocence at eight by A..U..N..T..Y.

Those that followed ODUMEGWU
just to secure a better morrow for their mothers, their sisters.

The boy child
bodies under bridges
finding their path
wolfing from same calabash of faith
finding sleep amidst owls
cobwebs as bedspread
rocks as pillows
holding on hope
waiting on fate.

The boy child
the barrow pusher
whose skin the sun has rested its fury.
That boy in prison for daring to be a Joseph in our age.

That one with hunchback
he fell from a slippery tree
on a rainy day
for mother was hospitalized
and sisters were hungry.

The boy child
he harbors pains in places the body can't feel
he cry, he is human
he has fears
for even demons dread light.

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