Joke Joke Joke

Akpos’ father passing by Akpos’ bedroom was
astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and
everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently
on the pillow that was addressed to ‘Dad.’ With the worst premonition he opened the envelope
with trembling hands and read the letter. Dear Dad, It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing
you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I
wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I have been finding real passion with chioma and
she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because
of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes
and the fact that she is much older than I am. But it’s not only the passion…Dad, she’s pregnant.
Chioma said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of
firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of
having many more children. Chioma has opened my eyes to the fact that
marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be
growing it for ourselves and trading it with the
other people that live nearby for cocaine and
ecstasy. In the meantime we will pray that science will find a
cure for AIDS, so Chioma can get better. She
deserves it. Don’t worry Dad, I’m 15 and I know
how to take care of myself. Someday I’m sure that we will be back to visit so
that you can get to know your grandchildren. Your Son,
Akpos P.S. – Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at
Emeka’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse
things in life than the report card that’s in my center
desk drawer. I love you. Call me when it’s safe to come home.

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