#87. Floetry by JulietKego: The 7 Sins of Mama Nkechi

Eh, the elder have spoken with one voice:
For these 7 sins must she be ex-communicated
Banished from our lands, cast aside from our shores
Mama Nkechi must go, yes, this evil woman must die!

Number 1 (Otu):

Long before there was Monday to Sunday
There were Orie, Nkwo, Afo, Eke
Of the four days in our calender
She chose to be born on Eke day

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#25. Today, I Will Not Bow (Version I).

Listen to the revised AUDIO version of the poem here.

Day 9. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido -today i will-not-bow-for-webThere are many days yet ahead for bowing

Many days gone past for crying

But not today, today, I will not bow

Today, I shall be born and my mother will not weep

When she beholds the folds between my thighs

And my father will not stare at her with accusing eyes

Yes, today, my father will not hiss out loud;

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