Poetry: The Thing That Screams At Night By Micheal Ace

Please check your E-mail inbox or spam to confirm.

By Micheal Ace

In my mother’s house
We are warriors on a battlefield
But we don’t know what our enemies look like.

There are ways to fight battles with the unseen:
– do not miss a word from the scripture,
– do not let an old woman touch your head,
– break your tongue into screams of decree when you hit your face on cobwebs,
– do not answer calls from unknown voices,
– drink the blood of Jesus till you begin to throw up.

Mother said it’s us against the whole world;
Everyone in our father’s house wants to dinner with our heads garnished with pepper.
She said the world is a bad place, yet we fought death everyday.

There are ways to please my mother:
– do not attempt to be dissulutioned,
– believe in witches and wizards more than yourself,
– do not hold an opposite sex’s hand even in dreams,
– do not watch any secular movies other than Korean and Philippine,
– hate Olamide, Simi, Rihanna, Adele and every musician that doesn’t sing like Senwele Jésù.

Everything that screams at night reminds me of home.
I do not know those things- they follow us everywhere we go.
Mother said they are demons being burnt by the holy ghost.
I search everywhere at dawn, there are never traces of ashes.

I’ll wake up one Sunday morning and stop believing in Jesus,
In Churches, preachers and everything that makes me different from heathens-
Perhaps, mother’s beliefs are just fallacies I have to destroy.

Because it’s night again; no demon, no fire, only still air and bright stars on the dark sky.

(c)ACEworld

FREE ACCESS: How to run and manage Facebook, Instagram Ads: Meta Business Management

Free Meta Business Management Course


DISCLAIMER: Do not pay or release sensitive financial details to any organizer/recruiter unless futher verified from your end.
Easter Hunt Sale
Easter Sale
Micheal Ace

About the Author: Micheal Ace

Simply Ace, Founding Editor & CEO of ACEworld Publishers. I'm obsessed with growth. Join me on Twitter .

Got a question/Suggestion? Let's talk!

LATEST OPPORTUNITIES:

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2023/2024
in Fellowships | for Post Graduates

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
Miami University Presidential Scholarship for Undergraduate Students 2023
in Scholarships | for Undergraduates

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize 2022
in General Competitions | for Writers & Poets

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
Rockefeller Foundation 2023 Acumen Food Systems Fellowship
in Fellowships | for Professionals

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
Stanford University 2023 JSK Journalism Fellowships for International Journalists
in Fellowships | for Journalists

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
STAR Scholars Network 2023 Millennium Scholars Programme for Developing Countries
in Post-Graduate Programs | for Graduates

🕛 Dec 01, 2022
The European Writing Prize 2022
in Awards & Prizes | for Writers & Poets

🕛 Dec 02, 2022
Apply: Seyi Makinde 2022 Tertiary Institutions Bursary Award For Young Nigerians
in Scholarships | for Nigerians

🕛 Dec 02, 2022
Lucerne Summer University Ethics in a Global Context 2023
in General Competitions | for Post Graduates

🕛 Dec 02, 2022
Meta Elevate Coursera Scholarship for International Students 2023
in Scholarships | for Professionals

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12