I swear

Hey guys! On Saturday, I asked you to please watch the space as I might start posting the series during the week, on Wednesdays. Well, here is one of the entries. The world of Blogging exposed me to this Brilliant Writer, Ochuko whose words though short, carries powerful messages. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed reading it.

I swear it’d never happen again, I honestly don’t know what came over me. Tolu please listen to me, I love you, I really do, I’d do anything to make it up to you, anything you want. I promise I will change, I will become a better man, I will be a better man.

The words rolled off your tongue like polished brass on velvet, words I know all too well, words I’ve become accustomed to over the past couple of months. If only You knew just how thin the walls were. I honestly don’t know which hurts more, getting beaten or knowing that your promises are nothing more than empty lies.

This isn’t the first time, it probably wouldn’t be the last. The first time, you said it’d never happen again, but then 3 months later, big surprise: it did. Twice I ran away and twice you promised me that you’d change. My friends have all but warned me to stay away. That’d someday you’d be the death of me.

At the very least I won’t let it come to that I say, but even I can’t believe the words I say. 5 broken ribs, 1 miscarriage & 12 counseling sessions later, I have decided to leave you for good. No more will I be a plaything for your drunken amusement, no more will I be used as a punching bag to train for some non existent boxing event.

I had a life before you and sure as hell I’d have a life long after you’re probably in jail. I had dreams, visions and aspirations before I met you and I’d sure love to accomplish them after I’ve left you. I will not be reduced to your idea of an ideal woman, docile, catering to your every whim.

All the things I want to say but cannot, cause life makes fools of us. Here I lie in a pool of my own blood, watching you with lifeless eyes, listening to you cry over and over again “I promise I will change, I will become a better man, I will be a better man. So please come back to me, cause I don’t want to go to jail

About the author: Ochuko  is fun, easygoing, rarely angered but you really don’t want to get on his nerves. He loves God, more than you’ll ever know. Very friendly, not as open as some might like but if you get to meet him and you ask, he is almost an open book. 🙂 Big music lover, loves almost all genres of music as long as it’s God oriented and it edifies the spirit. Avid reader, love life, have a strong dislike for random, pointless and meaningless movies (Nollywood). All round, really nice, spirit filled Medical Student, going about his Father’s business. HIS BLOG IS ONE BLOG I CAN ASSURE YOU, YOU WILL NOT REGRET CHECKING OUT. You should really check out his blog.


  • oyinda
    October 29, 2014

    I love this. There’s so much emotion in such simplicity. Big ups Ochuko

  • frances
    October 29, 2014

    The sad reality of so many…

    Nice to have a guy on the series.

  • abey
    October 31, 2014

    Well written…admire the catching brevity of the piece!

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