31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 4- LIES GRANDMA TOLD ME- by Simpson Toks


Maami where art thou?
You lived a thousand years wrapped in hundred
A life of blessedness and a life
Filled with glorious lies 
                            
She built the walls of my life
With a million brick of lies
Her old and feeble voice still echoes
Across the bridges of civilization 

Maami said if I look at a nude woman
My eyes would lose their freedom
That if I approach a maiden her stomach will be swollen
If I deep my hands into the pot of soup
A thousand rodents will eat up my flesh
If I disobey elders masquerades will come
Calling for my head
These are just from the few brick of lies with which

Maami built the walls of my life
And over the years in the storm
In the rain. Through fires through pain
That wall has not had a single crack!
Her lies made me a better man, spirit soul and flesh
Those lies were lively they were righteous lies!!!



AdewaleAjagbe (Simpson Toks) is a 200 level student of Psychology from University of Ibadan. This indigene of Ibadan North East is a budding poet who likes writing, listening to music, playing lawn tennis and football.

This poem is an excerpt from his anthology titled GRAVE THOUGHTS.

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