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Pots Have Not Been Broken

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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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She was going to

Twenty years while he

Was going to twenty-one

Years when they fell in love.


They were neighborhood lovers

And became cynosure of

All eyes, peers envying

Them for their relationship


Some in the neighborhood

Who do not want

Them be together gathered

Against them in planning


Their first plan against

Them did not work

As they discovered the

Lies enmeshed in it


Evil people like envious

People do not relent

In their efforts thus

They came up with another


This plan involved many

Was master plan which

Was well laid out

Against the neighborhood lovers


Executing the plan was

Nay difficult as people

Involved have trained severally

For the act


On the D-day they

Carried out the plan

Stolen properties and implicating

The guy as the culprit


Was arrested investigations carried

Out and was found

Guilty dragged to court

And was sentenced to 40 years


Before sentencing she approached

Him to confide in her

If he really carried out

The act


He denied putting her in

Remembrance of what was

Doing at that time

She believed him


After sentencing visited in

Prison reiterated her love

For him that she

Would wait for him


Implored her nay to

Wait because by the

Time he’s released she

Would be old in her menopause


Replied him not to

Raise that issue again

For her love for

Him was total and exclusive


Saying a proverb, their

Pots are not broken

Its only water that’s

Poured off, its only separation


Adding that she would

Get to the root

Of the matter. Several

Attempts made failed


At getting to root

Of the case but

She couldn’t for those

People covered their tracks well


Used to visit him

Monthly at prison but

Was moved away from

Prison he was to another


She was not told

Where he was moved

To for they don’t

Want her visit him


Neither anyone. She was

Living in sorrow and

Sadness of heart for

Years for her love


Later guys started to

Woo her but would

Not yield to anyone

That wooed her


She goes around with

His photo in her

Handbags and purses keeping

Hope of love alive


New wake of technology

Bought mobile phones and

Photos of him was

Her screen saver, still in prison


Where he was could

Not stop to think

About her and wish

She is gone


He would not blame

Her if she’s gone

He said to ‘self

In the prison yard


Though her mind was

With him but since

She couldn’t get

To root of case abandoned it


There was a loophole

Which those who have

Investigated the matter never

Explored. Its fifteen years after


New investigator employed saw

The loophole and decided

To explore it getting

To the root of the case


It was stressful because

Of the time lapse

But he got into

It and case reviewed


It was discovered that

He was innocent and

Has been unjustly imprisoned

And suffered for sixteen years.


He was freed and

Was compensated for the

Illegal detention by the

Government of the land


Her spouse has migrated

To another country. She

Got the news on

Social media trying to contact him


He went to her

House but new occupant

There never knew her

When about to give up


Got a strange call

And it was her

Started crying on phone

For hearing her voice years after


Told him not to

Cry it is time of

Their joy for she

Has said before, she would wait


It’s content of the

Container that has been

Poured off, their pots

Are not broken we are alive


Now she is going

To 36 while he

Is going to 37

When they tie the knot.

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