Those days are memorable,when I was only the child of my parent. Mom told me I was very good but I knew it myself.”A as in Apple” gently and softly I recite my alphabetical chart,when ever am tried she’ll come to my aid and give a nudge.
“Oya! A for Apple…’she’ll pronounced kindly”
No mommy! “My Anty says its A as in Apple”
“OK! dear” she replied and smile.
I was about to be 3years old,but very smart to write 1(one) to thousands. She was very proud so as my dad?
I could tell the dexterous look on his face;when ever he sees me with the nemeric charts.
On a very day, Dad was on the sofa bewailing, his concern about the ongoing strike.
“Our educational sector is crumbling ” He added and focus more on his phone,while his thumb moves in a Ziggy zaggy.
I was more concern on saying, the famous the nusery rhyme of my time.
“If you’re happy and you know clap your hands…”
As I recite, I clap my hands together with extreme cheerfulness.
Gbam!!! An impeding loud noise,that eventually took the door to the floor.
Shh!!! Just from the entrance as three middle aged man marched in and cross, each of their mouth with a finger.
” Shh…Make una corporate” the one at the back braged
“Make na na copte!!” I shouted trying to repeat what he had just said.
seems strange and everywhere look quite unusal;I tried to understand why everybody is sweating.
The environment grew tense as silence engulfs the house,yet many wander though my mind.but I was naive and unable to comprehend.
“You better shut the boy ,before I show him”
I noticed he was referring to my mother, As she drews me closer.
“Where una moni…I say where ena moni dey?”
As saliva escapes through a big gap within his incisors. I wondered why his teeth were brown and why his eyes were red.
“Answer me…be fast about the moni !!!” He said furiously.
“Its not moni, it is money,my anty says…”
A loud strike on my skull,that left a fainting sensational sounds to my ears. I found myself traveling the whole cosmos, I think, i saw how real the stars and how hot the sun burns, how magnificent the Galaxy,and the charming ray of phosphorescent,that send an unknown feeling straight down to my spines.
Eventually, All faded and went dark.
Author: Adebola s.d.