Scream

Scream

Scream

By Benedict Ofora Okonkwo

I feel bad within me any time I see it
The hatred it created was a force that shook me
‘He should die a painful death.’
The very thing I’m trying to run away from
Caught me between my legs
‘He should die a painful death.’

Every now and then
I dream of him
I want to strangle him
But I couldn’t touch him
He choked me as I try to break free
I couldn’t for he was stronger than I am.

I looked on helplessly
As I felt my soul moving away from me
‘He should die a painful death’
It was not the enemy I don’t know
But the very one beside me
He smiled at me and bent down to touch my face.

My eyes were open
But I couldn’t see
Fear and terror gripped me
A cold hand over my body
He turned and gave out a loud scream
He was my own reflection!

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