Leave Him For Me

Leave your love lover
Leave him for me
Let me give you cover
Twice more than he

Wife, he said you became spiteful
You cook no more because you run a firm
So having your quota of beauty rest is rightful
Says your marriage is infirmed,
But you do not care so he pretends
Pretends that he cares no more, or needs no more like he did before but you I can assure that he does.

He picked me up and without thinking I hugged him
Just a hug but it sealed up an enduring night with you,
An unpleasant morning as you rushed out leaving the children with the maid,
Being reminded that Junior had an appointment with the dentist and a letter came from the school about the homeworks he brings back unanswered.
He hugs me even closer, I feel his heart beating.

Wife, he says your off days are church days
Do all of what the pastor says, do all you can to follow his ways, call him daddy and all of his call you obey, sow seeds, monthly tithes you pay.
You marriage is a game of maize
No communication just a play,
Seeds in clay, headed no where
He wonders what the pastor preaches, wonders if you know what the Bible really teaches.
Or maybe the pastor talks less about souls but fishes
Big fat fishes, “Cast your bread upon the waters”
“Give and it shall be given unto you”
“Receive it!” Marital break through, Financial Pull through, then your past and future he sees through then more seeds you sow, lay low woman seeds don’t spring from clay.

Me at the front seat of his luxury car
Massaging his hand, ranting endlessly about my day
We laugh and tease, I enjoy his ease, I aim to please.
I raise the trends about Moesha, he says, “stop it dear, you’re nothing like that girl”
I really don’t know the difference but I just laugh.
He stares at the nothingness of the air and says, “You are different”.
Long silence, we sit timeless

Wife, he said you missed your place
Priorities misplaced
The home is your office to run
Not the office you run
The children should be your problem
Not the workers and the client’s problem
You spend hours to make up.
The children wonder why you can’t make it up, for all the times you promised you’d spend together,
That one time you will be a mother again
That day when nothing but family will matter
For seeds don’t spring up in clay no matter how much you water.

Woman I see your comments under the pepperdems
I cooked your husband jollof, with some pepper there
We both know he likes it hot in there
So I really spiced and peppered-dem
The chicken was good, my sauce was raw
See applied one law

I read your bashing comment under the sugardems
I fried pancakes for your husband, with some sugar in there
We both know he likes it sweet in there
So I really milked and sugared- Dem
The pancakes were good, my syrup was sweet
So I had a mission to complete

Can’t blame me, what’s a girl supposed to do
Sweet mouthed, I did the job
Hold, turn gentle like a door knob
You turned into bedroom slob
Don’t look at me that way, you let me rob
Me atop The driver’s seat, silent ride, the roads are bumpy
Made me a little jumpy, maybe froggy
We came in silence, no time for a dog….gy
We came in silence
Your dogs were barking, I brought your husband home.

Wife, it’s half past ten
You’re still not home, till when?
You want to please career and then?
Life hits you and you blame it on men
Men are thrash, the very ones you littered your life with
Women like you just smash, your simple task was to build,

You missed your place,
Priorities misplaced
Your worth replaced
Your presence unplaced
My every effort graced
Memories of you unconsciously erased

Woman don’t be success crazed
You’re not too late your marriage can be saved
Fail your family and these seeds will dry up in the clay
Lay low Woman, seeds don’t do good at play.

I have no agenda to pepper
So quit being a pepper-wife
Been low on my sugar and I don’t need one for my daddy
Wake up woman, wife up!
Junior is the pillar under these heavy walls of divorce
And it’s growing weak
Work your home, start this week
Don’t call your pastor, wisdom is here for you, seek

Our man, your husband, father of your children
He bought me a ring today
Wants to make me his wife to stay
I was happy what more could I say?
Right, you’re wrong I told him I just found a lover
He leaned close and whispered,
“Leave your love lover
Leave him for me
Let me give you cover
Twice more than he”

I haven’t found a lover
I am one as one can be.
I’m no home wrecker, I know a good man when I see one
I gave back the ring
I could hear my conscience sing
Woman lay low and let us save your marriage
Cos I want to have a family too.
No Pepper, No Sugar, Build’em Up Ministries.

Never Again

He did it asked me not tell Maame
He said if I did he will tell Wofa Kwame.
Who will throw me into the river.
And have me swallowed by sharks, That I remember.

I’m older now.
Faster I grow.
I see him do it to other kids as same age as me.
Fills them with fear of the river, blinds them in guilt and laughs as the find their way. Knocking their heads at walls
I have been his prey, this wicked creature.
I have been his victim, this son of doom
I have been his slave, oh sold out by my obedience.
Held captive with younger and older girls like me.

He did it and made me swear he did not do it.
Confused I consent.
But he did it.
He did, I swear he did it, believe me.
I pray you believe.
In that abondoned hut along the cemetery.
The ghost bear me witness.
He did it!!

I am telling you now
‘Cos the fear of keeping it is greater the fear of the river.
Maame is old, Wofa Kwame dead
That river polluted by galamsey
But many more prisoner girls he recruits.
Filling them with fear and blinding them with guilt.
I bail my self today.
For today I speak.

Out of his cells girls,
Out of my shells
He did it to us and got away with it.
But we won’t let him do it to our daughters and sisters.
And that will be our pride.
Only on the curses of our lips will he ride.
For we are no longer his captives
He did it and told us not tell Maame
Or Into the river we are thrown by Wofa Kwame.
Lets tell Maame and save Baby Yaa and Jullie.

If I Had One Wish To Make

And if i had one wish to make,
It would be that i never knew you.
That I never made you smile and you never did same.
I would wish that you were to me like the regular everybody i meet everyday.
I would wish that you never entered the community of my heart, even to ask me for a calabash of water.
I would wish that i had never offered you a sit.

If i had one wish to make,
It would be that…. That… That…. I had not been so hospitable to offer my heart to u as a guest room.
For of all the guests that have slept in my heart you are careless of them all.
After you decided to leave,
You did not just care to look behind.
You left your smiles every where.
You left your voice in my mind.
You left your strings on my fingers.
You left your humour on my lips, left me smiling in tears.
After, you dumped guilt all over me
As if i were the Eve who offered Adam the apple.
The last i checked my heart, all you carried along was your ego.
In tears and regret do i write this poem.
If i had one wish to make,
It would be that we had never met.
That I had never made you frown and you had never done same.
That you had never walked in the community of my heart to leave your indelible footprints on the soil of my heart

Above all, i all i would wish that, THAT I NEVER HAD HURT YOU.
If I Had One Wish To Make.
          ©misskorkor. 17/07/14. 13:23.