A Day Never To Forget!!!

A Day Never To Forget!!!

My Late Grandfather Was A Disciplined And Great Farmer,Who Never Allow Either His Children Nor We, His Grandkids To Bring In Friends Home,Visit Friends Or Still Be Outside The Compound By 7PM.
Any Church Activities Outside 7PM Was “No” To Us. Tarry Nights, Christmas And New Year Eve Was Widely Watched By Him,No Urinating Alone At Night,It Must Be In Group And Accompanied By Him.


It Happened In Cold Winter Of Late 1980s When My Best Friend Father Was To Be Buried. Hmmm! Will I Be Permitted To Attend At Day, “NO”. The Only Option I Had Was To Sneak Out At Night ( After Everyone Has Gone To Bed) And Return Before 4:00AM,Cause There Was This Giant, Alarming Wall Clock That Blows By 4:00AM,Which Automatically Wakes My Grandfather Up.

And The Night Came,I Had Already Arranged With My Younger Brother On My Movement, Which He Was To Close The Window,After Jumping Out Through It By 10:00PM,After Hearing The Loud Snor From My Grandfather’s Room.
My Eyes Got Stocked To The Wall Clock In Our(Kids) Room And Ears Raised Like That Of A Hare, Hearing The Snoring Song From Grandpa’s Room.
Tick,10:00 Stroked,Followed With The Snoring Song From Grandpa’s Room,I tapped My Younger Sister, “Hey Wake Up And Lock The Window,It’s Time” Zoom,I Left.
               The Saga Time!

It Was Exactly 3:05AM,Time For Me To Start Leaving,Since I Had About 20km To Cover.
I Walk,Jogged And Ran,So As To Meet Up 4:00AM. My Sad Ordeal Began When I Was HeldOn By 5 Persons Who Said There Was A Robbery Incident Ahead,Ghosh!!! And That Was The Only Road Home.
“What Will I Do?
Am I Gonna Form Wings To Fly Home?
Am I gonna Remain Here?” All This Were My Thoughts.
The Road Went Cleared At About 3:50PM,When I Still Had About 16km To Cover,Immediately,Tears Ran Through My Cheeks.
Hmmm! Reaching My Community At About 4:25AM,My Grandpa’s Security Torch Welcomed Me And Did Good By Telling Me Where He Was Seated.
Straight,I Went To One Of Windows Which Is Built With Lovers. I Opened It Gently,Searched For A Long Cane And Used It To Tap My Sister.
OMG! My Sister Jumped Up, Screaming “Thief O! Thief o! Thief o!” Everyone Ran Out, “Where Is He? Where Is He?” I Hid By Walls, Immediately 2-4 Persons Ran Out,I Ran Out Too, Joining The Chorus…

It Was Exactly 3:05AM,Time For Me To Start Leaving,Since I Had About 20km To Cover.
I Walk,Jogged And Ran,So As To Meet Up 4:00AM. My Sad Ordeal Began When I Was HeldOn By 5 Persons Who Said There Was A Robbery Incident Ahead,Ghosh!!! And That Was The Only Road Home.
“What Will I Do?
Am I Gonna Form Wings To Fly Home?
Am I gonna Remain Here?” All This Were My Thoughts.
The Road Went Cleared At About 3:50PM,When I Still Had About 16km To Cover,Immediately,Tears Ran Through My Cheeks.
Hmmm! Reaching My Community At About 4:25AM,My Grandpa’s Security Torch Welcomed Me And Did Good By Telling Me Where He Was Seated.
Straight,I Went To One Of Windows Which Is Built With Lovers. I Opened It Gently,Searched For A Long Cane And Used It To Tap My Sister.
OMG! My Sister Jumped Up, Screaming “Thief O! Thief o! Thief o!” Everyone Ran Out, “Where Is He? Where Is He?” I Hid By Walls, Immediately 2-4 Persons Ran Out,I Ran Out Too, Joining The Chorus….
My Regrets!!!
My Regrets Began When All Search Yielded No Thief. When We Went Back To The Room,I Made My Younger Sister Understand I Was The Director Of Last Night Drama.
Yeah!!! My Sister Opened Slavery Academia On Me Ooooo…. Whenever We Have Farm Yeild To Carry From The Mountains To The House,My Younger Sister Will Ask Me To Carry Hers Too o….
Everything Went Off When Grandpa Died,Since Then,I Became Free!!!

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