A LETTER TO CONSCIENCE

The pleasure my heart experience whenever you speak,

the trees of hope you planted,

the ancient rocks weathering,

the silent emptiness and the quite shout.

Every time your bell rings, my heart smile, because you are the best friend it ever had.

The assurance in your voice and the confidence you gave,

were like the dogs that never stopped barking.

Without you, freedom does not have a purpose,

without you,

the urge to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women are gone,

since we did not listen to your voice “conscience”,

You turned against humanity and society.

You were the silent inner voice that always warn us about someone coming,

we gradually became a slave to our will and a master to your ” conscience”.

Conscience where art thou?

Do you remember those guys who you spoke to about decency?

They left you behind and now the world is upside down.

They forgot your teachings and turned alcohol into a daily drink,

they effectively smoke marijuana and say “getting high helps the brain”.

Your sons have turned out to be adults who deceive ladies telling them virginity is now an old thing.

They have succeeded in molding out the dirt of fornication in girls, and our mothers are gradually turning up the act of cheating their husbands.

They no longer find guilt in what they do,

The bitterness of the pains they cause aren’t seizing.

Our teenagers are turning into drug addict,

Mothers into harlot,

Fathers are now seen as another lady’s husband.

Conscience believe me when I say the world is empty without you.

By:  OLALEYE OLUWADAMILOLA

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