The mental trap of great assumptions

The never ending river of responsibilities

The vagueness, confusion and fuzzy mindedness

The compelling zest of hot anger and hatred

The terrors unleashed for broken china

The dread of misplaced needle

The repeated lashes that fleeced the flesh afresh

The nightmares that framed sleep wad in paw

The ingrained sense of unworthiness

The beehives of low expectations and value

The tremendous sense of uncertainties

The incredible précised jabs thrown at will

The foul smell from sores and scores

Forever lingers …

Held captive in this hold

where I am nothing …

Less of a slave in my father’s eye

Left at the mercy of love and lust

                                                 ~Vivian Belford

                                                 Abuja, Nigeria

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