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8:04 AM Thursday July 22, 2010
At the crack of dawn
No smile uh
‘I hate you!‘ Who did that and who did this?
‘Not in front of the kids’ Eye to eye, finding faults, exchanging blows
Fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers
‘Stupid family!’ regretting membership to the households
Even neighbors find witches in themselves
Dogs, cats, birds and beasts wonder who the animal is
The wrong side of bed, regular to the neighborhoods.
The hot air at the crack of dawn had preheated
‘Fool, stupid man!’
Out of like, love, extreme dislike and hatred.
First light, combating all weekdays even to a holy Sunday
‘I’ll slap you!’
Ministers, preachers, pastors and members of clergy
Present or to be in the expectations, redheaded finding faults
Exchanging blows, pouring curses, bringing down the dark skies,
Confusion in the family, no peace to the sun-scotching afternoon
When the moon stands an eyeball to an eyeball to its’ charger
And every peace lover is too busy in alone idle or commerce.
By Onyeche Vincent Onyeka