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EBE MMONG (Wedlock of the Gods)

Old men with wet dreams,
never tied to a woman
Some live and die married to spirits...

Young women with stale clits
never roused by a man's touch
Some live and die married to spirits...

Ebe Mmong,
The betrothed of the gods
Some live and die married to spirits...

Awan Mmong
People robbed of life's pleasures
Some live and die married to spirits...

Wedlock of the gods
Men and women married to mermaids
Some live and die married to spirits...

People with happy families in the spirit
Yet barren in real life,
People glued to the shrines,
The possessed,
Some live and die married to spirits...

Married to chi
Men and women cursed with wealth and fame;
Some live and die married to spirits.

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Ebe Mmong is an insight into the Efik Ibibio belief (West African) on people married to gods, mermaids and spirits. Such people are often regarded as spiritually powerful and wealthy and famous, but with the inability to get married or have children since they tend to be already married to spirits and gods.
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nice flow of words, this poem depicts more of African myths I love it

always remember to make a critique of other poems
using the hoe is not madness for nothing

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