I was once green,Fresh out of school.New to life,I wanted to be ripe. I was once greenLooked like a foolThrough struggles, through strifeI realize, I would one day be ripe. On came the yellow and black spotsThe beauty, the sightsMama, in the corner said to me"Look at you shining so bright" I was excited, happy, … Continue reading The Rotten Plantain
Only DaughterBorn to an unloved wifeHer advantage, forcefully takenHer forgiveness, willfully given. "He said he loved me,What part of that did you not get?Everyone knows now what was done,So who else will have me?Or did you think I was foolish to stay back in his house?Did you have to kill him?Did you have to take … Continue reading Of Dinah; Of Being Spoken For.
There are times when silence is the only option. Other times, speaking is an absolute necessity.And then there are times when it's a mix-and-match of both. A sandwich of speaking and silence. I think I prefer the silence though. It's pure bliss. The world can be quite noisy, you know. Not noise as in "audible" … Continue reading Your Best Bet
She was dressed for the evening. Her house on the wall was a hotspot for travelers who wished to procure her services. Painted lips, drawn brows, dimpled cheeks, dimmed light, a glass of wine and some perfume. The perfect magnet, the perfect recipe no man could resist. She was into the oldest profession known to … Continue reading The Harlot and the Scarlet Rope-another angle at Rahab