Wednesday, 6 May 2009

When truth is true...


Nagging thoughts drone incessantly on my burdened heart and like a heavy cloud, the imaginary weight on my head cast a shadow on the plain white sheet in front of me. ‘I am the man’ I whispered and so, should I mask my face with a smile while swallowing the bitter pill of pain? I rolled my sleeve up one more time - pen in hand, ready to give a voice to my lingering thoughts.

As my bare pen kisses the virgin white sheet, it appears that in their union, my worries take flight as I behold a spectacle - my pen and the sheet, entangled in a bridal dance!

A familiar rhythm rents the air, fanning the embers of a budding love.

I watch in awe as my old faithful pen do that romantic swing with the pretty white sheet who flashes seductive smiles, like a bride savouring each moment with gleeful pride. They danced through the night, unperturbed by my towering presence. The lone moon kept vigil as twinkling balls adorn the sky, in readiness for such rare celestial union. Against this background, my soul rest so profound…

I woke up!

I laugh at my illusions, but that laughter soon turned sour in my mouth when I found the same old faithful pen and the plain white sheet, lying peacefully on my bed-side table.

As I reach for the pen, the plain white sheet slips from the table; ferried by an ambitious wind, it drifts helplessly before it finally rested on the floor, close to my feet. Something caught my attention. The virgin white sheet has been deflowered!

The pride of her wall has been taken over by that ancient groom- the pen. Scribbled against that once virgin wall is the line:


"Forgiveness is therapeutic when truth is true"



18 comments:

Debbie said...

Hmm deep and loaded with meaning.
Love your song collections

rayo said...

dammy, ba wo ni?

Buttercup said...

I agree with Debbie.

I totally love how you wrote this..

Olufunke said...

Dammy at it again!
I have this way of expressing your imaginations ..........or I dont even know how to say it.
This is very profound, I know pregnant with meaning

I like the 'when truth is true"
Nice one.

Oyin said...

Nicely written...and also a great pic. Ummm, you need to update your pic hun....lol. You were like 12 on this pic..ok just kidding..


** BUT what about when the truth hurts.....is it still therapeutic?

StandTall-The Activist said...

Hmmmm always coming up with thought provoking post. That was a ncie sketch of you though

Today's ranting said...

Oh my God! Another lovely piece. Wish I could write like this. You write so eloquently. Your writing style is sooo unique.How u been dammy?

Steve E. said...

Yep, take away Truth and Love, and what is left is called Naught.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

I do that also, but obviously not as a writer -grin!

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are a very talented writer! I've enjoyed what I read here!

Hootin' Anni said...

Thank you kindly for dropping by and leaving your comment wishing Bud and me a happy anniversary. It meant a lot to me, truly. Happy Tuesday.

Your blog entries has 'talent' all over!!!! Great place you have here.

Oyin said...

Tag your it.....left something for you on my blog!

Lindah said...

You never cease to communicate with ya' imaginations, this is great.

Writefreak said...

I'm gonna need to think very well about that line...rolling it over in my mind now!
Hope you're ok!

Writefreak said...

I'm gonna need to think very well about that line...rolling it over in my mind now!
Hope you're ok!

Afronuts said...

Okay...now how did u do that - put ur face on that paper?

Olufunke said...

Where are you?
You have to update sir!
How are you doign?

Oyin said...

knock knock

Rita said...

Chai...I have missed Dammy's writings...longest time.