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The Sweet Wine. MS/2018/15

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I am usually preserved in a rich-coloured but unshiny calabash,a light brown and natural container, destined to hold me, the great treasure, skillfully tapped from palm trees. I am the sweet wine, the queen of human entertainment, second in rank only to my master, food.

 

Like an entertainment expert, I know very well how to cheer men’s heart and lead them to the peak of excitement at various occasions and bacchanalian gatherings. I am highly honoured by men and that is why  I am always invited when men gather for all kinds of celebrations. In such occasions, I come in as a royal dignity when everybody is already seated. Of course my position is incontestable; I go straight to the high table and then later to the commoners . Men love me so much that they desire very strongly to kiss me with smiling faces and happy nods in every occasion; and they become so angry and aroused to quarrel if they are denied the opportunity of this kiss. Even Jesus Christ invited me miraculously in the wedding ceremony at Cana in Galilee (Jn. 2:1-12 ).

 

But I do not love men as deeply and sincerely as they love me. Although I make them happy and satisfy their thirst for relaxation and refreshment, I sometimes disrupt their occasion by luring them to struggle for my kiss. At other times, I lure them to drunkenness so as to elicit the secret thoughts and actions which they have reserved in the inner recesses of their hearts. I make them stingy and dishonest in their bid to satisfy their need to keep my company all to themselves. For those who have become addicted to myself,I erode their vitality from within, but for those who deal responsibly with me, my sweetness overrides everything; and so if I may ask you, my gentle friend, ‘have you kissed me today?’.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Cherie

    August 24, 2018 at 5:29 am

    I like the article

    • frozuluonyew

      August 27, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Thanks to reading mustardstories.

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