If there were no Women | a poem by Ndifreke George

- Photo Credits: Q&A-naija.com

– Photo Credits: Q&A-naija.com

If there were no women
There would be no need for roses
All men would have been pregnant
with boredom and mocking loneliness
Man-to-man would have had a basis
and clearly marked as nature’s imperfection
And we would long have perished in Adam’s sac

If there were no women
We would have all been enjoying
our heritage of a nudist world from Adam
wrapped in our innocence
and harmless ignorance and naivety
free of guilt and concupiscence
And science would have mocked the supreme knowledge

If there were no women
How would I have known that I’m a full-grown man?
I’m not saying they are litmus tests
Mom would have only been a good idea
A vain thought borne out of curiosity
and deep baptism into a pool of endless wishes
And we would have reasons to talk back at the heavens

If there were no women
This world would never have come this far
Day and night would have lost their savor
The unheard sounds would have been us
The world’s greatest wish would have been us
Maybe this day would have had no meaning
And the world’s wouldn’t have these much problems

—In celebration of the International Women’s Day


Ndifreke GeorgeNdifreke George (N’SOME) is an emerging writer. First published at nineteen, and although of science discipline, his creative talent has shot him into writing of poems, articles, songs, scripts, novels etc. His poems have been published on Nigerian and international literary magazines and journals like Tuck Magazine, The Poetry Community,  Social Justice Poetry, The Kalahari Review, Poems and Poetry, Praxis Magazine and The Antartica Journal. Few of his articles as well have appeared on the Calabar-based Nigerian Chronicles Newspaper. He has done a great deal including grooming students to write a book, and is aiming to do more.


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