It's another evening and the bed of a little child lies empty, cold, uninhabited some said the parents were negligent the child too quiet and the story, a mere fabrication but those who know no one bids evil welcome when it visits are out on the streets where they can't be seen but heard chanting and crying to the whole world and those who hold power in their hands to have respite on their pains and give them justice It is the same thing that happened 2 years ago when Mr Johnson's 13 years old daughter was raped some said her skirt was too tight her bust too big and her steps too slow which made men have too much time to look at her swaying hips but those who knew she was just a little girl whose parents couldn't afford new clothes except once a year came out to chant and cry And 4 years ago when Mr Williams the bus driver was shot by the uniform men because he refused to let go of #50 (that he worked for) to ensure smooth running of the government some said he was not law abiding he was too tight fisted and only a fool resisted uniform men but those who knew it could have been them, their son, brother or uncle came out to chant and cry does their crying or chanting work? if it did many would have been behind bars wearing uniforms or vacated this life also Yet tomorrow if another ill befalls, the villagers will still come out to chant and cry It is the only way they know to pour out their pains even though it has never brought the panacea they desire
by Ehizielen Venessa
Venessa Ehizielen (Ehiz) is a Daughter of God and a creative writer. She writes passionately about love, life and cultural and personal influences on love relationships, family and also gender-based practices. She sees the beauty of life even in the tiniest things which she tries to capture with words. Venessa loves to take long walks in the evening while taking her thoughts as a companion walker. She is a nature and music lover. She writes all sort of pieces, but spends more time writing poetry and short stories.