MAN
In this  very hearted confrontation, we were heads to heads involved in,
Too often than usual, I overheard – “you don’t talk to a man like that”
Ade? A man? But what could possibly make Adeola a man?, I thought
And “Man like no other!!!” his mates will cheer.
But before he is a man, he is first a person
And before he is this person,
He is human,
Then a friend,
A lover,
And a brother
One would think him tough, but he built up these walls to hide
Stood them up to shield and that’s all he had
I’ve never seen anyone with guards that high
Yet heart so fragile
Too upset but more ignorant to see,
I went straight for the heart, expecting its core
I pounced, then I struck and leapt up for jubilation
In my wildly foolish mind, I had stuck a demon
But something was different
It appeared my palms were covered in blood
He too had had a rough past
And like the rest of us
It takes time for healing to take place
At this point, I knew Adeola too is a man
He is first a person
And before he is this person,
He is human,
Then a friend,
A lover,
And a brother
And powerful men like Adeola get tired of trying for the wrong lovers.
About The Author
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Born and raised in West Africa; Nigeria, Deborah Inyang, popularly known as Pink Alert is an individual that is deeply rooted in the love of poetry writing, entertainment and performing art. Currently based in Canada, her passion has driven her into the study of Interior Design, Fashion Design and Acting for TV, Film & The Theatre.
Aged 22, she has also acquired and developed a brilliant skill for writing, therefore, becoming a blogger in 2013.