SWORD

She’s in love with two guys
Just like a cutlass with two sides
For which cutlass is no longer a name
But has become a sword, what a shame!

She is in love with three guys
Tell her if that is wise
For if a cutlass with two sides is a sword,
What will one with three sides be called?

She is in love with two guys
Which one of them should she take?
She knows what she’s doing is not wise
And her love for them is fake

She is in love with three guys
When they visit she puts on a disguise
She tells them all she loves them
And this results in mayhem

She is in love with many guys
Which one of them she’ll take
She does not know
And they’re all after her!

In Yorùbá culture, when a man or woman is married, or in a serious relationship, they are admonished that “Ojú kan làdá n ní- A cutlass has only one sharp edge.” This is an admonition that each person should be committed to just their partner/spouse, and not engage in other affairs. Once a man or woman dabbles in adultery or fornication, s/he is said to have become a sword, for a cutlass does not have two sharp edges.
Thank you for reading!

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6 thoughts on “SWORD

  1. Nicely written! I loved this poem. I like how poetry conveys a message smoothly, it’s quite like clothing the words with silk robes. 🙂

    Lol @ “A cutlass has only one sharp edge.” Infidelity breeds distrust.

    Well done, this flowed beautifully.

    Like

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