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She Comes Fortnightly

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Exploring my talent, putting it into use in the literary world for the benefit of humanity and promotion of communication

Because he was an

Introvert who could not

Easily mingle with people

In the society


He was told by

One of his friends

That people would continue

To cheat him


Unless he finds a

Solution to his personality

He did not know

The kind of solution


He can find to

His personality for this

Is how he was

Begotten and would continue like that


His friend told him

That he needs to

Be high to be

Able to face others


I can neither smoke

Nor sniff hard substances

If that is what

You mean


The friend replied him

That he has not

Been doing that but

He can join them


In what they are

Doing which is taken

Strong drink and when

He has done that


He would have the

Boldness to face anyone

In the world to

Pour out his minds to them


After much persuasion he

Decided to join them

To be drinking alcohol

He started from a bottle


On a gradual basis

He started increasing the

Numbers of his bottles

And eventually overtakes others


On several occasions his

Friends called him to

Reduce the bottles he

Used to take


But he would not

Yield then government places

Advert across social media

That, drink responsibly


If you will drink

Do not drive, and

If you will drive

Do not drink


He has been obeying

This advert until one

Day that he disobeyed

The regulations.


He has finished drinking

When his phone rang

One of his imported

Consignments has arrived


Customs are asking for

Its papers, lest they

Impound the consignment. He

Told them he would get it across to them


The person he wants

To send did not

Arrive and this forced

Him to drive


Thinking the toxicity of

The alcohol in his

Body would have gone

Down. But alas! It wasn’t


While going to the

Place his eyes were

Blurry but he thought

He could maneuver

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Himself to the place.

Alas! He couldn’t as

He hits somebody and

The person died on the spot


He was arrested by

The law enforcement agencies

When his blood and

Urine samples were analyzed


It was discovered that

There are toxicities of

Alcohol in his blood

And was charged to court


The court proceedings have

Been delayed because of

Epidemics and other reasons

His lawyer has been doing


Great job to defend

Him. But after close

Analysis of everything his

Lawyer called him into confidence


And told him that

He will lose the

Case. If he was

Not given a maximum punishment


He would be sentenced

To about thirty years

Behind bar. He does

Not wish to go to jail


Thus, he asks to

Know if he can

Do anything to salvage

Himself from what looms over him


His lawyer has no

Answer for this and

He asks from his

Friends who told him


That there is a

Powerful spiritualist in the

Town that they could

Go to seek for help


He agreed and they

Went to the man

They narrated the story

To the man


The man told them

That what they have

Come for is difficult

And what he would use


For them is his

Highest power, but for

This highest power to

Work they have a part to play


And the part to

Play is they will

Go to the market

Square, there they will find a blind beggar


They should give the

Beggar what they have

If she collects what

They give her


Then they should forget

The case, the judge

Would rule in their

Favor.


They set for the

Market square on getting

To market they find

The place where the blind beggar


Used to stay empty

They hanged around for

A while maybe she

Is late to arrive


At the market that

Day, they reasoned among

Themselves. But hours later

They discovered that the woman


Did not arrive, then

They asked from somebody

Nigh by about when

The blind beggar would arrive

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The person told them

That the beggar does

Not come daily she

Comes twice per month


Asked to know if

She would come that

Week, and the person

Says the beggar


Was around two days

Ago, that means she

Will come to the

Market again in twelve days’ time


The man started perspiring

He couldn’t talk again

While his friends ask

If the person knows her house


No one knows where

She lives in this

Market because on the

Day she will come to market


She will be the first

To get to the market

And she will be

The last person to leave the market


No one knows when

And how she arrives and

When and how she leaves.

They were not satisfied with


This response and asked

From someone else within

The market. But the

Response they got was same


They therefore return to

The spiritualist to give

Him the feedback. The

Spiritualist told them that


What they were told

About the blind beggar

Was very correct. Because

The beggar is not human


She is a spirit

Who takes up flesh

To come to the

Market.


Only few people in

The land knows this

About the blind beggar

She used to take


Up that posture to

Hide his identity from

People of the land.

They asked to know


What else they could

Do about their friend’s

Plight. But the spiritualist

Said that is his highest power


Since they were unable

To find the blind

Beggar, it is certain

That their friend would be jailed


The spirit of the

Person he has killed

Is calling for vengeance

They left the place disappointed


As the day of

The judgment draws nigh

The man lost his

Appetite


At the court the

Judge said he would

Be lenient with him

Because of his lawyer’s defense


He reiterated the advert

Before passing his judgement

That if you drink

Do not drive and if


You know you will

Drive do not drink

If emergencies arose after

You are drunk,


Call Uber to take

You to where you

Are going. Having said

That, he said


For this to serve

As lessons to others

He is sentenced to

25 years imprisonment, as the court rises.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on May 03, 2020:

Diane Denison Okay. Thanks

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on May 02, 2020:

Olusegun., good poetry and it was sad. He started drinking to get his confidence and when drinking and driving he kills someone. And goes to prison. People that drink needs to read this one.

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on May 01, 2020:

thanks. i appreciate

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on April 30, 2020:

nice work bro...