Monday, September 19, 2011

MOMMY DON'T CRY

Mommy looked at me and said:
“Linda, just make sure you are not a second wife and don't ever marry someone that will get one……..do you understand?”
I nodded. I didn’t understand. All I understood was that mommy was always crying in the kitchen and when she hears Mama Nnukwu coming she wipes her eyes and told me stories. I loved the stories but I hated mommy crying.
I opened my eyes and heard somebody shouting. I checked the clock on the wall, It was 2’oclock in the morning; I was just learning how to tell the time. I sleep-walked to the living room and it was mommy. I was surprised; mommy never shouts. Daddy and Mama Nnukwu were throwing out her bags from her room. I ran to mommy
“Mommy, why are you shouting?” I didn't even notice the tears running down her cheeks.
She looked at me and she appeared strong, like those superwomen I saw on TV. I’ve never seen her that way.
“You won’t understand Nwa” (that was what mum calls me when she wants me to stop asking questions.
I clutched mommy’s wrapper and when she picked her bags and started leaving I was with her. Daddy pulled me back and I started crying………………I wanted to go with my mommy. I was struggling to get away from daddy’s grip when Mama Nnukwu locked the door and daddy gave me a hard slap. Daddy told me to go back to sleep and like the 5 year old I was, I obeyed.

26 comments:

A-9ja-Great said...

You see why i'll always come back? You have a way of capturing my attention.Nice one again!

A-9ja-Great said...

Hey,i'm waiting for the continuation of WHAT THE HEART WANTS o.

Luciano said...

tanks a lot. will write d continuation of WHAT THE HEART WANTS.hopefully, ill post it next week

9jaFOODie said...

:( ... I had an emotional connection with this story. well written dear.

Luciano said...

awwwww...........
tank you. xoxo

isetfiretotherain said...

awww this story is short n yet so touching. I felt both the emotions of the girl and her mother. I love your blog. :)

http://isetfiretotherain.wordpress.com/

Luciano said...

Tanks a lot for dropping by, reading, commenting and loving my blog. :*

gretel said...

cheii,this one touched me,first time here and I love it. Now following,please do visit my blog
gretel-premonitionofthepast.blogspot.com
thanks

Myne Whitman said...

very touching piece.

deolascope said...

Short and very touching.... Nicely written.

Luciano said...

@gretel, tanks for the comment and thanks for following. will checkout your blog soon

Luciano said...

@myne...tanks

Luciano said...

@deolascope....tank yu

Rhapsody B. said...

Wonderful.....
Have a blessed day..
Rhapsody
http://twitter.com/rhapsodyphoenix

p.s.
sometimes I find that i am not seeing some of the right end of your paragraphs can you check your format? Your stories are interesting and I hate having to guess the probability of what it may be.

Luciano said...

@Rhapsody, o.k. Tanks a lot, will do that right away.

Priscy said...

wow, love the story very touching. keep it up my dear.

Tamunoibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson said...

this is so touching. i cant imagine how the girl nor the mother will feel.
love your blog.
your new follower.
www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

HoneyDame said...

Such is the reality of many people. sad sad situation...why isnt the follow button working?!

Luciano said...

@priscy, tank yu

Luciano said...

@bolaji, (i guess i can call yu dat..........dont just know d one to pick out of the names.lol). Thats the situation of some people......tanks for dropping by. already following yu

Luciano said...

@honeydame, tanks for checking it out.
sorry bout the follow button..........maybe its just google acting up

MsNana_ said...

wonderfully scripted.
i really refuse to accept that these things actually happen in real life :'(

Luciano said...

@Nana, lol.........they do happen you know. thanks for dropping by

Coy~Introvert said...

This got me really emotional, you write really well Luciano!!

Amaka's Notepad said...

Mehn, luciano, u are something else! If u are really in the engineering field (like ur profile says) then ......................YOU NEED TO BE WRITING FULL TIME MEHN! You write SO WELL!

Luciano said...

@coy, awww.............thank uuu
@amaka, lol..tanks. i am really in the engineering field.