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Think the old fashion African man, very present today on his continent and beyond it. He is steadfast with his dreams of being the master of culture, woman, beast and land, still wrestling with his aimless hopes of always being in-charge; more so when it concerns his defiant woman’s hopes.
Her emotion are singled out, his wishes isolated, little hope for both as her hairs style speaks her preference and everyday she’s a lighter brown.
Emptiness in smiles reveal their hearts create vacancies.
Her eyes speak her hidden fears, yet she weeps not. Her pride and knowledge rises as their old ride is almost at existence’s verge. He wants what is not given, so much that it hurts a lot. Their affection is true but their marriage is not. There is rage, they feel caged in by the ruse of their time.
She is too modern for him. She is there beside him but he is not really standing with her, claiming as he does, to be her dedicated man.
His attitude mails nothing she sees, that shows he shares her dream to be free of his control and his peer, not his subordinate.
And he? He wonders where is she, the woman he owns by right?
With the dreams of many
Mine wrestled so bravely.
Amidst hopes so sunny,
They tussle aimlessly.
She stood aside alone
With hands akimbo.
Beckoning even a stone,
A sight commanding a bow.
Humming emotional tunes;
Singled out, isolated wishes.
All engulfed in fumes,
Little hope for securing stitches.
Her hairs say her preference;
Tailing behind as Medusa’s crown.
Her aim in her appearance
As everyday she’s a lighter brown.
The immorality in fantasies,
The emptiness in smiles
As hearts create vacancies;
Hopes dumped in closed files.
It’s bottled up inside her;
The pain of another way.
She is sincere and only prefer,
That’s all she ever will say.
In those eyes that speak
Darkness glows from hidden fears.
The wait’s companion at its peak,
Yet she wouldn’t let the tears.
From mountains of selfish pride
Falls many years of knowledge
And it’s all been only a ride
That’s almost at existence’s verge.
Wanting what’s not given
So much that it hurts a lot.
Shy but ever once beaten,
It’s in these fears we’re caught.
So short ago the smiles spoke,
Or so I thought in my indifference.
Hearts appeared immune to a poke,
Like empty bags in conference.
The affection wasn’t a mirage,
Probably the marriage was.
But the rage in this cage;
Experience defeatingly shall pass.
She isn’t standing with me,
Claiming as I do, to be the man.
Her attitude mails nothing I see,
Then where is she, the woman?