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Changed Story

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I like adding life to lifeless lives that is why I cannot do without creative writing, because it is a way of touching some hopeless lives

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An outcast has she

Become in the community

She was like a

Town deserted by all


It was not her

Fault, neither anyone’s that

She is being treated

Like that it was what happened


During her birth that

Necessitated what she was

Passing through from all

And sundry within the community


Immediately after she was

Begotten her parents gave

Up the ghosts in

Different circumstances that befuddle people


Her father on hearing

That his wife had

Put to bed was on his

Way home to community


To get some things

For his wife and

Announce to his people

Not excluding his wife’s


Of what had happened

In between maternity and

The town where he

Was going were trees planted


On the right and

Left side of the road

For erosion were those

Planted and some say


They were planted for

Security purposes, for guards

Of the town to hide

While protecting the community


Because during those days,

The community was usually

Attacked by enemies from

Neighboring towns and villages


He was not aware

That one of the branches

Had been affected by

The storm about to be cut off the trunk


As he got under

The tree, it was

Only the cracking sound

He heard and the branch fell on him


As this happened, he

Was on the ground

Rolling around writhe in

Severe pain. Someone got to the place


Had compassion on him

Moved near him as

He mumbled some words

To his ears and he gave up


The man did not

Hear him well, not

Knowing what to do

Decidedly walk back to nearby inn


On getting there he

Discovered the place was

A maternity and solicit for

Their help for the man


When some of the

People followed him to

The site, they were

Deeply saddened and sorry


For what they are

Seeing for the man

Was the father of

The neonate with them

changed-story

Wife perceived something terrible

Has happened to her

Love, and started bleeding

All attempts to stop bleeding failed


She died before sunset

The parents and neighbors

Traced the couple to

Maternity and heard what happened


The person who wanted

To raise up the

Neonate also died mysteriously

Before day break in the town


These incidents made everyone

To abandon her, but

The nursing mother had compassion

On her and took care of her


The history of her

Spread wide and far

No one among her peers

Wishes to associate with her


Then came he from

Another land years after

And picked interest in her

Attempts to discourage him failed.


For he was ready

To give his life

For hers’ he was

Ready to do anything


To possess her, to

Make her his own,

To make her happy

Once and for the rest of her life


When nothing could be

Done to change his

Mind from what he

Has purported to do


He was left alone

To knock himself out.

The nursing mother of

Yesteryears who fostered her


Told her family of

The development but they

Would not want to

Be part of her, nay, not ever


She handed her over

To him after her

Family has told her

To do whatever she likes on the issue


That is how they

Started their life as one

As if the world

Was expecting them to come ‘gether


Epidemic broke out in

The land but she

And he arose to

The occasion and stopped it


People were surprised to

See that their union

Could bring salvation to

The community. And they were saying who are they?


As if that was

Not enough, they made

Some astounding discoveries in

The community which gives the community


An upper hand within

Other communities in the

Area. Then then know that

They were destined for each other


The story of the

Lady was changed and

People started seeking her

Favor, wanting to be part of her world.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

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