Wednesday, 13 August 2014

AM I TO BE BLAMED ( declamation)


They're chasing me, they're chasing, no they must not catch me, I have enough money now, yes enough money for my starving mother and brothers.

Please let me go, let me go home before you imprisoned me. Very well, Officer? Take me to your headquarters. Good Morning Captain! no captain, you are mistaken. I was once a good, just like the rest of you here. Just like any of your daughters. But tome was. when I was reared in slums. But we lived honestly, we lived honestly in life. My father, mother, brother, sister and I. But then poverty enters the portal  of our home. My father become jobless, my mother got ill. The small savings that my mother had kept for our own expenses was spent. All for our daily needs and her medicine.

One Night, my father went out, telling us that he will comeback in a few minutes with plenty of foods and money but that was the last time I saw him. He went for another woman. If only I could lay my hand on his neck, I will wring it without pain until he breaths no more. If you were in my place, you'll do it , won't you captain?

What? You won't still believe me? Come and I'll show you a dilapidated shanty by a railroad.

Mother, Mother I'm home, Mother? Mother?!

There captain, see my dead mother, captain!

There are tears in your eyes? now pack this stolen money and return it to the owner. What good would it do to  my mother now? She's already gone, do you hear me? She's already gone. Am I to be blamed to the things I've done?

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