Poem: What If?

What if

I had stayed,

And allowed

The misery to


Envelope me,

Twist me,

Manipulate me,


From my state

Of content,

Into a woman



On avoiding

Society’s contempt,

Of being exempt

From marital bliss,

For the price of

A few kisses?


Staying would have

Been like saying:


‘Let me eat sand’

Whilst standing

In the middle of

A restaurant.


Written by

Ivie M. Eke 2019.

Nigerian Writer Ivie Eke

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