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YRCC sings "Go Now in Peace"
According to the sayings of the people
Of the island that when one marries early
One would stop procreating early provided
One marries one wife. Thus, one
Would be able to cater for one’s children and
Would eat of the venison of one’s children early.
And if one belongs to the group of those who
Would live long, one would see one’s great
Grandchildren before one leaves the world.
This saying among the natives of his island
Which he heard when he was in his early “teens”
Has been resonating in his mind since then.
He endures the phases passed through and
Got married when he was twenty-five years old,
But things neither turn out the way he
Has thought nor according to the saying which
Had resonated in his mind for long because he
And his wife were unable to have children.
Because he has determined not to marry
More than a wife as long as his wife
Is alive, he did not listen to the counsels
Of other people that he should take another
Wife. When he was fifty-five years old
What he and his wife had been expecting
Happened as his wife takes in, and gives
Birth to a baby boy. He and his wife have
Been working and waiting for that period, they
Candice Accola - Go in Peace
Thence their son qualitative education in
All facets. The son keeps growing, making
Glad the hearts of his parents, but he has
Not brought home a lady once either as
Girlf or fiancée his mother talked to him about
This but what he told her was that she should be
Patient with him. Five years ago his mother
Died and people have been speculating that his
Mother died because of the psychological trauma
She has been having for not knowing her
Son’s girlf neither fiancée nor even known a
Lady associated with him. His father is now
Ninety-five years old he is also desirous of
Seeing his son’s children before he dies but he
Has not even known a lady with him let alone
Think nor talk about seeing his children.
When he was 100 years old the son brings
Home his fiancée and they got married. A year
Later she gives birth to a baby boy. At the
Venue of the child’s christening the father
Says to the people that this is the period he
Has been waiting for, for he has been
Fighting with death all these years and has
Been holding up his life because he desires
To see his son’s child. Now that he has
Seen his son’s child, he can now leave the
World in peace he said to all. The people
Were moved by his words. After this,
The man’s son gave birth to two other children
Before the man gives up the ghost….
© 2020 OLUSEGUN
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on July 28, 2020:
Cheryl E Preston, yes, Praying we all get to that age too like Paul and Peter who fought good fight of faith.
Marissa, thanks for reading.
Marissa from Nigeria on July 27, 2020:
This is really sad but thank God it had an happy ending for the man.
Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on July 27, 2020:
SO many people get to an age where they simply go in peace. I think that is beautiful.