A promise given

It is amazing to know
While other things pass
Just as they are ordered
That my world is different

Do you doubt me now
Look at it and know
That I can’t laugh with others
I cry while others are happy

You may think that I cherish it
Know that I am not alright with it
I do what others did only to be scorned
A different world I lived in

Life hates me at the mere sight
Tears become my food all night
I try to do good but always blamed
I did nothing but was punished

Do you want to tell me it is alright
That the future will be bright
Well I have not doubted it
But know that my world is different

Now let me tell you why I said
After considering the issues laid
I am born in the winter
You know what? There was much cold

I grew with all the odds of life
Acquainted with cold strife
No happiness comes my way easily
I work much to receive just little

I am not desperate anyway
Tough times will not turn me to stray
I will cling to the promise given
Since I know that it will not lie


Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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