Everything I used to know instantly begins to change
Nothing is familiar to me, nothing still feels the same
Too sudden for me to even know who am I to blame
How long had the masters around me been playing this ugly game?
Secrets now exposed, once hidden since long past
The family I remember and know is disappearing fast
The wilderness around me, haunts me and seems so vast
It truly feels like I stand alone, like I am now the last.
The pillar that I depended on now not within my reach
The words that I have given to others I can never breach
And yes I now can see ‘whodunnit’ in this story
But please understand, I cannot leave my family.
The walls that kept me safe was nothing but illusion
And now the road ahead of me has reached its division
Time is short but I can’t afford a mistake in my decision
Between two duties, which of them carries my obligation?
I want to do the right thing for my people, for my home
I choose to walk in between where the weeds and shrubs have grown
But sooner or later it won’t be safe to walk into the unknown
I know that from this moment onwards I face my trials alone.
The pillar that I had been leaning on could no longer support me
How things would turn out in the future I cannot foresee
And although I now can see the person who started this tyranny
But I think that my obligation is for me to stand with my family.
Note: Since the first day I wrote for NaPoWriMo, I had wanted to write a poem based on the story I wrote (and has yet to complete) for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This poem was written from my main character’s point of view after he realised that he had been an insignificant pawn in a huge game of betrayal and deception and he had to choose his loyalty; to his innocent cousin or his deceitful father.