Caved Mind


My grandmother a heroine defined
sucked in until she never breath out
a story mum graced without blinking
using her dreams, will, burning passion,
feistiness, her body and now soul as bricks
she built a reputation of submissiveness
while in every fist across her face
my grandfather dug this foundation
she sojourned the land beyond
her hands wide apart as her eyes
while a hero, she was his glorified ruin;
this was the past replaying itself
don’t talk about domestic violence
when culture defines it as masculinity!
a mask of insecurity!
a weapon of cowardice to show control!!

© Akatiki

Published by faithakatiki

Faith Joseph is a Nigerian Citizen, a Personal Development Blogger and a young social development champion and a Lawyer by Profession. Akatiki is an lover of all forms of expressive art and has excelled in performing various. She is a passionate Writer and an Activist, she believes strongly in gender equity and holds the view that rather than being treated as male or female, we should be treated as humans irrespective of gender and make the world a better place for all.

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