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How I Turned My Pain Into A Sweet Delicacy For The World To Savour | Poetry | Chukwuemeka Victoria

In "How I Turned My Pain Into A Sweet Delicacy For The World To Savour," Chukwuemeka Victoria reveals pain as savoury meal in a mother's kitchen.

In "How I Turned My Pain Into A Sweet Delicacy For The World To Savour," Chukwuemeka Victoria reveals pain as a savoury meal in a mother's soothing kitchen.

A black woman sleeping on the floor



HOW I TURNED MY PAIN INTO A SWEET DELICACY FOR THE WORLD TO SAVOUR

I saw peace like a simple hearth,
that burns the joy & happiness away,
I returned to my grandmother’s kitchen
to find simplicity, a haven of day.
For it is in the kitchen that the ancient woman finds 
her world, away from the chaos outside,
her simple tasks, a kind of peace
from which her joy will not hide.

In my grandma’s kitchen;
I turned my pain into a cauldron,
where suffering brewed a meal for many,
with every tear, I forged a spoon
& every drop of blood, a plate.

I poured my sorrows into the pot,
& watched them seethe,
releasing a cloud of steam & smoke
that rose to fill the air, beneath.
I set the table, one by one,
& watched as they all came to eat,
“It’s so good!” & “More, please” they said,
as my body ached, right to the core
The pain in my back was like fire,
but their satisfaction soothed it like a kiss.





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Chukwuemeka Victoria is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Anambra State, Nigeria. She’s passionate about writing and this has made her lay her tent in the world of modern literature. Some of her works have been featured at Poetrysoup, Synchronized chaos, Brittle paper, Kalahari review and else where. 

She can be reached on Facebook at Chukwuemeka Victoria Chiamaka, Twitter X@Amakagbo1144031.


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