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Once she had the forbidden fruit,
Of the dangling between a man’s thighs,
Basking in it’s sweetened lusciousness,
Sheepishly she smiled;
Like one who has a new discovery.

She threw caution to the wind,
Ignoring mother’s teachings of virtue,
How can one tell the pious anyway?
So she sneak to him for his juice,
Till her belly begin to grow,
And all her secrets came out without telling.

At first they blamed mother,
For not teaching her well the virtuous ways,
Then it gradually turn to mockery,
As mystery man lay no claims-
On the buldge in her growing belly.

Soon they all left her to her fate,
As she turns into juicy gossip,
Reference point for failures,
She learnt the hard way,
That forbidden fruits aren’t always the sweetest.

Salam Adejoke

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.