Wednesday, 14 November 2012

La Familia

How we all start

Everyone can tell

How it ends

No one can guess

Like the eyes and nostrils


And yet ironically,

So distant

Blood should only deny allegiance

When the body breaks

But families…

Can’t wait not to meet

Except someone’s wedding

Or someone’s dead

We think 3 cows will suffice

To ease emotional heartaches

Of course, they don’t !

I know my Aunt on TV

Though we’ve never met in the city

Cousin has my 3year old pictures

Yet, doesn’t know it’s me in the bus every morning

We all have phones, internet and transportation

And yes… the world is a global ‘village’

So, I wonder how we don’t see

When we live in the same ‘village’

Of myths, our ears are full

‘… Aje ni, o n po mo je!’

(They are witches/wizards, they kill!)

Our thoughts, ego rules

‘…They only want my money!’

There’s nothing like family…

Or do we need orphans to remind us?



  1. Maybe I'm your cousin, commenting on your blog. Who knows?

  2. And to think I've been calling you bro too, what if we're real brothers?.. Lol.