The Story With Many Holes: Spoken Word.
The rumour has it that someone said that
she said that they said…
so they took the rumour and ran along with it without asking who precisely
This was the birth of her story — the one she never told. The one she never starred in. The one she never knew.
Everywhere she goes, there are whispers flying in the air; it takes every muscle in her body to persevere — there’s a version of
herself in everybody’s mind —
some are true, most are lies.
Did you hear what she said? What she did? Where she went?
Did you see what she wore? What she bore? How she talks?
Do you know where she works? The path she crosses? Who she loves?
Can you tell her strengths and weaknesses, her fears and the number of tears she cries?
Can she walk a distance without stumbling — without falling? Does she fail?
Inhale. Exhale. More questions flooding. More answers flowing.
Everyone is computing crumbs and pieces of information in their memories — some match, some detach, some glitch but
when they see her, they play a version of who she is based on the standard of the information they have received — not based on who
she truly is…
because for some reason,
they didn’t deem it fit to
Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Progressive Moments by Ugonna Onyekwe (Royalty free beat).
About The Story With Many Holes.
The poem “the story with many holes” is actually a reflection of our society especially in this advanced technological era.
Information spreads faster than wild fire and most times such messages are only rumours or not entirely accurate — in many cases, the person in question has no idea how or where such stories have come from.
In one way or the other, we all have heard one or two things about us that aren’t true because someone somewhere made an assumption about us — as we also have done knowingly or unknowingly.
The “she” and “they” in this poem represents the entire human race because somehow, in some way, we’ve all played a role on both sides.
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