Written by Editor

If we were to divorce,
I would do it at this very moment,
Placing my ring on the table without even demanding for yours,
I would sign the papers with eyes closed,
Not needing any lawyer besides me,
Not that I don’t have the right to,
But because I don’t need to be represented.
My honesty would represent me.

If we were to part now,
I would be the happiest woman on earth,
I would smile and dance,
Thanking you for the gift,
Not that this would be right,
But because I’ll finally have my peace,
I wouldn’t have to nurse wounds anymore,
I wouldn’t need to cry myself to sleep each night,
Wishing I’d never meet you.

I have always had riches,
I have owned cars, houses, offices and bank accounts staying with you,
But I have never owned a peace of mind,
I have never owned happiness.
So, if we were to divorce now,
I’d not choose any of our wealth,
I’d not even choose our matrimonial house,
I’d ask for one thing from you,
Rather I’d have it written down.
Clear, so, you always respect it.
So, you never come after me.
Happiness, that’s the only thing I’d request you leave me with.

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.