Good day y’all. Without further  ado, let’s move straight on to the article for today. It’s again a poem… This year seems to be the one for poems.
A pound of flesh,
Her pound of flesh,
Was all she craved, and she got it.
The prongs of her fork,
The stinged barbs she sent forth,
Hooked a heavy chunk of flesh.
And with sinister relish
She yanked off the bloodied mass
From his living soul.
His guttural groan only titillated her
And she filled the room
With the reverberation of her cackle,
Bloodlust driving her blood surge.
She wolfed down the chunk
And waited as she lapped blood off her lips..
She waited for the satisfaction to come.
But it didn’t come.
What came instead was the feeling
That preceded the first plunge of her fork.
The feeling that seemed to say
‘Get a pound of flesh and you’d be satisfied’
She obeyed it’s voice again.
And again. And again.
Until she became a frenetic maniac
Ripping cardiac flesh out of everyone
Within the reach of her prongs
And waiting endlessly for satisfaction.
Every now and again we hear things like, sweet revenge. Epic clapback. And all similar sorts.
What I want to establish today is, there is truly nothing sweet in revenge. There is no lasting satisfaction in it. What births revenge is u unforgiveness, bitterness. And that’s all there is to it -bitterness.
Sometimes we crave so badly to be even with someone who has hurt us that we don’t realize we have to cut ourselves down to be even with them.
True, there’s a fleeting pleasure derived from having your pound of flesh, but the sweetness of vengeance is like that of great wine, it tastes nice on the tongue, but burns all the way down the gut.
True, forgiveness is difficult, seems bitter. But the bitterness of forgiveness is like that of bitter leaf. It tastes unbearably bitter on the tongue initially, but leaves a sweet aftertaste -of relief and true freedom. I’m sure we all have that Mum or Aunt who never fails to remind us of the medicinal function of bitterleaf. Exactly! Forgiveness heals and soothes.
Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. 32 Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ. (GNB)
God says ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay’ In other words, Vengeance is none of your business, leave that to me.
Have a splendid week ahead. And to all my fellas writing exams, the Lord would be with us.


  1. Thank youuuu❤ This was really needed💖

      1. Wow….. “The bitterness of forgiveness is like that of bitter leaf”😥

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