Listen Up Dad And Mum

Listen Up Dad And Mum

LISTEN UP DAD AND MUM

GIFT: Hey dad
SAMUEL: Hey mum
GIFT: Before my eyes you stand tall like an iroko tree,
SAMUEL: Your smile is like a million stars.
GIFT: Do you know how much I pine for that smile,
SAMUEL: To see your face break into that smile and have your eyes twinkle at me?
GIFT: To see understanding written on your face instead of disappointment,
SAMUEL: To hear words of encouragement rather than bitter words of disparagement.

GIFT: I long to have you ask me,
SAMUEL: “How was your day at school?”
GIFT: And. . .
SAMUEL: “Are you still finding those sums hard?”
GIFT: And. . .
SAMUEL: “Did you make new friends?”
GIFT: To say. . .
SAMUEL: “Keep at it child, you’ll get it right this time.”

GIFT: When you yell at me and brand me. . .
SAMUEL: Idiot
GIFT: And call me. . .
SAMUEL: Fool
GIFT: And still label me. . .
SAMUEL: failure
GIFT: Saying. . .
SAMUEL: “You are good for nothing”
GIFT: Making me feel
SAMUEL: Worthless. . .
GIFT: Unworthy. . .
SAMUEL: Dirty. . .
GIFT: Wretched. . .
SAMUEL: Lost. . .
GIFT: Miserable. . .
SAMUEL: Hopeless,
GIFT: It sinks deep into my heart
SAMUEL: And I drown with my dreams like a capsized ship.
GIFT: Everything, every thoughts, all I want to be. . .
SAMUEL: They all blow up in my face.
GIFT: And I end up being. . .
SAMUEL: Yes, I end up being . . .
SAMUEL AND GIFT: We end up being those ugly names you call us.

SAMUEL: If only you’d ask me. . .
GIFT: About the weather
SAMUEL: Ask me. . .
GIFT: What I’m thinking
SAMUEL: Ask me. . .
GIFT: “What do you want to be?”
SAMUEL: Tell me. . .
GIFT: “You’re making wrong sentences, see how to do it”

GIFT AND SAMUEL: So listen up dad and mum,
SAMUEL: I don’t want you to be
GIFT: Just a dad
SAMUEL Or just my mum
GIFT: Or just a parent,
SAMUEL: Or the commander in chief. . .

GIFT: I want you to be more than that . . .
SAMUEL: I want you. . .
SAMUEL AND GIFT: We want you
To be a friend
And hold our hands.



5 thoughts on “Listen Up Dad And Mum” by musite (@musite)

  1. anak adrian (@anakadrian)

    You have good writing ideas and good delivery as well. This is nice.

  2. Ezeama Chijioke Desmond (@Chijy)

    Well done

  3. musite (@musite)

    Thank you, @anakadrain,
    @chijy , I’m glad you read.

  4. meyizzy (@meyizzy)

    hmmmmmmm touching

  5. Aderonke Daramola (@Shovey)

    This is creativity! I likey

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