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For years we’ve been as one
As five and six through thick and thin
My real brother from a different mother
Right until he sought another
A quest to be influential and powerful
Everyone wants this he argued
Doesn’t matter how you get it
The end justifies the means

True he got all he wanted:
Immunity to oppression
Shapely girls in all magnificence
Carousing cum jollity at the crest
This is the life!
I envied him at some points
But the voice of Ma echoed in my ear
Remember the son of whom you are

Six goes home today
En route to another place solo
The sky weeping its heart out
I’m doing the same myself
A boom from a barrel took the head off
Inter-fraternity clash victim they tagged
Eventuality was instant
The means ran over the end

• • •

What is the point in a brotherhood that wounds and gives pseudo-status? What is immunity to oppression if you can’t sleep with both eyes well closed?


Imagine the grieve, devastation and disappointment loved ones would go through; the deterioration of character, and the deleterious impacts on a potential great life.

Would you rather jeopardize the future to service the present? Tomorrow starts from today.


Live a good life. You deserve it.

I am @jossef69 on twitter.

Adewoyin Joseph A.
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4 thoughts on “Brotherwound

    Depearl said:
    June 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Thumbs man.. Well said..


    Yemie said:
    June 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    If only we all were deep thinkers, taking just a few minutes to ponder and think through some of the decisions we make when we find ourselves at crossroads, then; our lives would be a delightful haven! Sadly, at this very moment; a lotta folks are being inducted into these devilish groups, that offers nothing other than sorrows, tears and blood! May the Good Lord open our eyes of understanding IJN, Amen. A beautifully composed piece Senor, me likey gaan ni! Lolz.


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      June 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      The yearn for immediate panacea or satisfaction can be so intoxicating for the shallow minds that they simply choose to ponder superficially, or deliberately disregard the probable end that has been quite obvious even from the beginning.

      May the Lord open the eyes of our understanding. Thanks for the comment, Señor Joe appreciates it gaan ni 🙂


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