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The Plight

Rachael Bassey


21 good lonely years
Im still here, crying the same old tears
Emptiness has become a friend for life
Ebe, was this your plan for your wife?
To leave me with just a pillow to cuddle at night
Tell me Ebe, is this right?
Accusing smiles blame me for your death

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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