we were accused of not being good lovers
they warned their children of us,
“Beware of them. they are robots in lovers’ ware
so we fled for our dear souls.
we knew there was a life somewhere
We mingled with the strong hearted
who would stand the embarrassment of our asssociation.
we worked so we could live
live- so could achieve
humbled by fate and
Strengthened by citcumstance
We hardened on imitating those of reputation
walking on the tarmac of resilience
Bowing to strife
Today, we arise in strength.
They address us as their sons
they never tire of presenting us with budgets and proposals.
Inviting us on lunch onsto meet their daughters.
As they whisper unto us lies
“We knew you make it someday”
“We prayed for you”
Thank God their prayers never reached
At least, we’ve walked this journey ourselves.
We were able to wipe our sweat.
And that is our God at work.