The First

The First

A Chapter by Mifa
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"...every child grows"

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My son...
Be strong. Courage is not bravery, but they're both birds of a feather.

Tears are not weaknesses, so crying shouldn’t be forever.


The future is bright, so feel free to squint

No one gets it right the first time, success comes in bits.

 

Take the good with a smile; Take the bad with a frown.
Pretend not to be happy when sad; don't act up when you're down.
Have faith in your abilities, believe in your strengths.
Don't go along with the crowd mentality, but cautiously follow the trends.


Fall in love. Play in its muddy pool of hope.
But remember, love is not everlast;

The mud is warm; and in the end, every child grows.


Be careful, bridle your tongue,

Hurt no one with your words;
however apologize if and when you do,

Better to be bruised in ego than have your conscience sour.

 

Take care not to break the heart of a girl who loves you.
For a woman’s love runs quite deep

 �"It’s sacrificial and true�" but still, beware of the abyss.


I tell you, I’ve also seen the downside of loving too much,
the pain pierces; it hurts �"maybe even forever. 
But rest assured love is a beautiful feeling,

Be liberated in the tenderness of its touch;

Be soaked in the ebbing flow of its sensual rivers.


For even Yahweh is subject to a broken heart, 

Myriad of us, in stiff-necked rebellion to his will.

But even he understands; he knows,
that choice is a cost-less w***e;

So, use her as you please...

My son...use her as you please
because time waits for no one,

And a watched clock never truly moves.

 

So I end this with a fatherly kiss to your forehead.
Good night my son, my love for you remains true. 



© 2016 Mifa


Author's Note

Mifa
The first of the letters. What do you guys think?

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Beautiful imagery!!! Your writing really brings a clear image into my mind and invokes emotions with ease. All characteristic of good writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


This was so powerfully moving to me. Your writing never ceases to wow me.

"Take the good with a smile; Take the bad with a frown.
Pretend not to be happy when sad; don't act up when you're down.
Have faith in your abilities, believe in your strengths.
Don't go along with the crowd mentality, but cautiously follow the trends."

^^^^ amazing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mifa

3 Years Ago

Once again, thanks for the review and for reading and for the compliments that really making me swoo.. read more
Mifa, I am speechless! This is so beautiful, and letters - a series of letters, I can tell I will adore this already. I have such a thing for letters. And god, this piece is full of words of wisdom, I just want to soak all of it up and carry it with me.

I think my favourite phrase is "Courage is not bravery" there's just something about it.

A huge job well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mifa

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot for the kind words, Alice.
I liked the chapter.The father has got some really nice things to say to the son, even those rough things.
Just shows how loving and honest he is! : )

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mifa

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the review.

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