(Samuel returns from work and after having shower and meal, he suddenly becomes moody. His girlfriend, Faith, is worried).
Faith: (Preventing him from going outside). Sammy, what’s wrong all of a sudden? Why are you suddenly moody? Did anyone offend you at work today?
Sammy: (Avoids eye contact with her) Nothing’s wrong Faithy, I just want to be left alone for now.
Faith: Just like that? Have I offended you in any way? Come on talk to me my love. You just ate my food, isn’t it delicious? Tell me Sammy, I could prepare another meal on my account.
Sammy: Your meal was perfect as usual Faith. In fact, I might just wake in the middle of the night to have the third round. But I wish I could just be alone now Shuga, you don’t want me to disclose what’s wrong right now. I just can’t believe this is true. I need time to think and convince myself that what the doctor’s result read isn’t true.
Faith: (Frowning) The result of the blood test is out? Are you…? No please don’t tell me you’re infected, Sam.
Sammy: (Letting loose from her grip) None of us is infected. I know we’ve had series of unprotected sex but we’re not infected.
Faith: (Following behind) So what’s wrong Sammy, tell me already! What’s the result saying? Where is it, can I have a look?
Sammy: (Turns and look straight into her eyes). How the hell are we related, Faith? (Raising his voice) How in heaven’s name are we bloodily related to each other!
Faith: (Astonished) Whaaaat!!!! Sammy? Repeat that!
Sammy: (Calmly, but strictly serious) We’re calling for a family meeting. You call your parents, I’ll invite mine, we shall get to the root of this.
Faith: (Still amazed) Sa…Sammy, are you sure the result is not false?
Sammy: Doctor Oputa is a professional, what will he gain if he serves us a fake result? Faith, we’re going to have a family meeting. Do as I say. Tomorrow at my parent’s house, we’ll trash this matter. I need privacy right now…
Faith: (Holds her head in her hands) Mogbe! Ah, Mogbe o!
(Look-out for part 2 next Sunday)
BEAUTIFUL DEATH BED
By Success David
Beautiful death bed
In all sizes all life holds.
You sit and lie in your glory
Potted and painted beautifully you lie
Waiting for your companion
For the journey you enjoy, the journey of forever.
You sit day after day
Sheepishly smiling at their deeds
Their deeds, the one that draws them close to you
The one that your master counts on.
Do you beckon too?
Stretch strictly for them to come?
Cos they often come to you
In a number everyday they do
To the screaming cries of family
And the consumption of the earth
Where you find solace and peace and joy
Locked up unto forever
For you have attained victory holding them, yes their bodies captive.
Beautiful death bed
I say to you find no glory in yourself
For in your happiness lies sorrow equivalent
And in your fullness lies a vacuum
And in your peace lies torment of the mind from memories of the demised unto forever
Until the meet at the other side, the good land of forever.
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