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Abby's Journey

Modern Satire

By Matthew PrimousPublished 16 days ago 4 min read
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Abby's Journey
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Love lifted at me love lifted at me when I was sinking deep in sin. Love lifted me Love lifted me Love lifted me when nothing else could help Love lifted me. Yup that's us the children choir at Saint Martin Christian School. We used to sing all the time. We used to sing when we are happy. We used to sing when we were sad. The minister said God bless the child that keeps his word and praises. And I would sing at home. I would sing while playing. I would sing while dancing. I would sing at school. And some children would listen closely and say that I could sing really good. My name is Abby Abbot. My father was a construction worker and my mother was a teacher. We would laugh and play before dinner. And Daddy would asked me what I am doing each day? I would say nothing much but singing. I mean I love learning but I really love singing. Daddy and I was close. Momma would interrupted the conversation when it became quiet. And my brother would like making fun. My little brother was funny and silly. He could make anyone laugh. He loves playing. Anyway we are about six years apart. Momma said she did not know if she could have another child. And my parents fell on hard times and they could not afford to have many children. I feel lucky and blessed. Lucky to have such good parents and blessed to be alive. I don't know if I would be the same if Dad and Mom did not give birth to me. I don't know if I would have existed but I am sure grateful. Thank you Daddy for loving Mom. Thank you Mommie for loving Dad. I love my family. Daddy said I am turning 13 years old soon and he was planning my party. I told Dad that I don't want a party. And Dad said you are becoming a woman. You are starting to change and grow and become beautiful. Guys may notice and you should not be afraid to be a woman that is what you are made to be. You hear. And Momma interrupted Daddy don't understand that it is a hard time for her. She still wants to be young and she still need her parents to guide her. She is still discovering herself and her wants her needs. And what it is like to be a woman and what a man is like. Remember. Dad said Oh I remember. Hang out with your girlfriends and you can stay out a little longer Abby. Momma said One step at a time. A child can't walk at once. A child can't climb a staircase at once. You got easssssy into it. My parents gesture to me and I said slowly Okkkkay. And I walked into my bedroom, Momma gonna make me do more chores. Dad's gonna make me more responsible. But am I ready. I love being a kid. I love being myself. I love being around my parents but growing up is difficult. Although I am curious about being around my friends. I laid on my bed and dream. i dream of being older and mature. I dream of being free and without rules and restrictions. I dream of having many friends. I dream of working and playing grown up games. I dream of boys getting older. Then I was interrupted my mother called me down the stairs. Abby Abby Abby I know you hear me girl. Your friend is on the phone said Momma. I asked her which one and said I am coming. Brenda what is it? No I can't go. No I can't go. I am going through something. Yes I am changing and growing up. It's not a joke. Yeah Yeah Yeah but okay. Momma and Daddy pretended that they were not listening and they were excited. You can go out with your church friend just be home before 9am. Mom and Dad surprised and laugh and talk about what they think I would do. I don't know why Brenda is calling me now. She probably wants to party. She probably thinking about boys. I am just going to win Mom and Dad trust then I am going get more privileges. And just after I was ready my little brother knocked he said Abby you are growing up. You are growing up Mom and Dad said. Are you leaving me? I said while hugging my little brother No bro I am just doing things that you will do one day you will see. My brother said good bye. Momma was looking at my dress and outfit and she said it was cute and nice. And Dad drove me he said Ahh you are growing up don't be afraid to call home if anything anything happen emergency or you want something or if it is important. So I knocked while Dad waited. Brenda introduced me to her cousin and Dad left. Her cousin tried to get me alone but Brenda was watching. He told me about himself and his life how he used to be in the gang and he was gonna show a picture of his weapon. And he wanted to kiss but I was not ready. He told me that he was a few years older. I felt uncomfortable so eventually I called home and left and told my parents. The next Sunday we song Oh Happy Day and after church, Brenda's cousin introduced himself to my parents and said he is interested in me. And Mom and Dad said they will think about it because I was kinda young. I told Brenda's cousin that is nice seeing him in church and that I would like to see him more in church and maybe we can date in the future.

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About the Creator

Matthew Primous

I am a Black Scholar, International Scholar, & Google Scholar, & 3-Time Eber & Wein Best Poet., Nominee for Poet of the Year, 2020 Black Author Matters Winner, 2 time Akademia Excellence Essayists,& 2022 Honorary Muckrack Journalist.

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