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Sometimes people and or gods who have neither be a part of our success nor contributed in any way to our progress may threaten us and we would be afraid, yield to them as servants which ought not to be.
This is an ancient narrative poetry to inject someone with boldness that a person who has not given you something cannot take it away from you.
The founding fathers of the island
Migrated from the west to the place
About 100, 000 years ago. On getting
To the island, they saw some
Things that resemble stumps. Later
They noticed that those stumps are
Equidistant from one another and
They have the same features on them
And are about fourteen in number. As the people continue
To live in that island, one of them
Discovers that whenever he passes by any of the
Stumps his heart rate would increase
Few centimeters after leaving any of those stumps
His heart rate would return to normal. After noticing
This for some times he has to bring it up among other
People with who he migrated to the island, telling
Them what he used to feel. But they said they do not
Have such feelings and would say he was hallucinating
When he discovered that they do not have same sensation
As he does, he did not talk to them about it again but started
Paying close attention to the stumps. As he continued to do this,
One day as he passes by one of the stumps that appears older
Than the rest he noticed that the palpitation of that day was stronger
Than any other days so far and would stop by the stump to know what
Would happen. It was after he stopped by the stump that a light
Shone on him such that he could not see anything again, about thirty
Seconds after this, the light disappears and what he found was
Something like a flattened rock and on it are some things inscribed
He looked at it and was afraid, when he wanted to leave he heard a
Voice coming out of the stump or close to the stump telling him to
Take the flattened rock which was later known as the tablet and
Keep it with him for he would be given further instructions at the
Midnight hour. He looked to see if there was anyone hiding somewhere
Talking to him but he saw no one and believes he must have met
With the supernatural being. He took the tablet to his house not telling
Anyone what he saw nor the reason for what was in his hand for the
Words he has shared with some people before, no one believed him.
He placed the tablet close to where he slept and at midnight as stated he
Started dreaming. In his dream he saw the fourteen stumps turning to
Humans; hubby and wife and the rest are their children, ten males
And two females. They started playing in the dream and later their
Father turned to him to start talking to him, ....
© 2020 OLUSEGUN
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on July 22, 2020:
Thanks Lorna, for reading, the ten commandments are for our good.
Lorna Lamon on July 22, 2020:
This poem reminds me of the ten commandments Olusegun. An inspirational read.
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on July 21, 2020:
Smile, Thanks ma.
Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on July 21, 2020:
Very unique as usual. Carry on and continue to inspire us.