He said, “You disappoint me.”
And the words said he cut through my heart like a knife.
I couldn’t understand how wanting to be educated,
Could be disappointing to him.
I had just passed my matric with an admission to study a Bachelors,
And like any other child I wanted to proceed studying.
But all I got from him was words that tore me apart,
“You disappoint me” and until today,
I still carry a scar from the words my father said.