I Hate Rainbows
My mother taught me that rainbows are signs,
Signs that destruction shall not eat up mankind,
I dont know if the story my mother told me is true considering what is happening to my kind.
I liked rainbows soon after my mother's tale but,
But i hated rainbow the day it rained.
It rained that day I remember!
It rained that day when my uncle's hand
Was searching my body as if he kept an umbrella between my legs to shade him from his erotic down pour.
I was seven.
I remembered that rain.
When the rain stopped,
And his erotic rain stopped pouring on me,
I saw the rainbow,
He offered a sacrifice of " I am sorry , please forgive me, I made a mistake".
I accepted the peace offering,
I told no one.
I was seven.
Seven years later,
He called my name in the dark...
Destruction has never ceased from mankind,
Destruction is the fate of my kind.
I hate the rainbow.
© Emmanuel Chukwuebuka John
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