his funeral, my despair

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african widows are victim of false accusation,

Submitted: April 28, 2016

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HIS FUNERAL, MY DESPAIR They will hurt me as soon as they know am vulnerable. They question me about your making and how you left, I was shred to nothing Women who knew my pain, Still throw dust at my face Still drag me down to my ancestors, my innocence was questioned I swear to prove my innocence locked up in a room so dark I lay down on the floor that got me loved, I lay on the bed that got me pregnant, as I close my eyes next to me was my husband, the father of my children, the love of my life, so cold, so white. In that moment I lay closer to him, place my head on his chest even though there was no heart beat. They taught I will be frightened with that horror but how can I be scared of the man I loved, how can I be weary in his presence, in that moment I was more than loved, they came to see me, to accuse me but they where so frighten, I was resting my head on his chest, I was dragged out they took my dignity, they shaved the hair my husband love the most, the hair he holds when he kiss me, when he takes me. They got me intoxicated with the marijuana of my diseased, they threw me into the dark jungle to walk five miles alone to test me but he was there with me to console me, he lead me back home alive. I was ready to be buried with him, I volunteer, I asked for it but they denied me of that chance to be with him in death now am a woman who can’t be loved, they added me to my husband’s spoils, am the woman in the dark.

Written by: Junel Luckybank


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