STRENGTH OF A WOMAN…TEARS OF A BOY

It all started a few years back… The lord of the house enjoyed each smack She… the bruised reed Her tears… each drop Made me the crippled war steed It’s one thing to be strong, And yet another thing in front of fear Insult stills the tongue She fights a...

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TEARS OF MOTHERHOOD

I spit… Sitting down in helpless surrender My glorious plumage applundered I watch my captors, predators of all sorts I spit… Yes indeed I spit, not on your graves But upon your grave faces! Infidels With no respect for womanhood! I spit… O! They have taken my children Unripe as...

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IS DAD GOD?

He rules us – a fiery beast Supreme! Unquestionable fist He says he knows what’s best for all Through winter, summer, spring and fall To him we’re enslaved appliances To rule and stomp to compliance Our welfare his least agenda For his, we must run helter, skelter His broad shoulder...

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CHILDREN OF TODAY

Awake from slumber, my dear little child! For your days fall to the wails of the wild Like fresh luscious leaves dropping dead From wilting woods that pecker dread The warring worms have eaten your face Down to a dense fragment of disgrace For years abound to mock the wisdom...

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HOMELESS

I. …Run? No, don’t run Stop, little kids. Stem your tides And secure your prides You kids, stop the fight Do you not know you are the light That’ll make our future bright? II. Come! Come!! Come!!! Hear the cries from our sick minds Look into our deepened eyes We...

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WHO SAYS?

For real she got the fruit It’s no doubt he had it from her But for sure he took a bite Of himself and by himself Who says he was forced of her? With all sincerity she got the spanking So heavy her heart bleeds till date Her decisions, to...

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PARASITIC by Bamas Sinach VicToria

We embarked on a journey He was the pilot I was the co-pilot He charted the course I followed his lead There was need for a chef I became the chef There was need for multiplication He contributed ten minutes I contributed nine months But he got the byline

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FOR HER GRACE CHILD

Tears filled mama’s eyes Fears of narrowing bones and the sun Her grace child giggles in her hands – favourite pet Never will she breathe unless her baby breathes death Baby squeezes mama’s breast till they go dry of milk Food you know child But life you sow bare

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THE CAGE

Inside the cracked mouldy black pot Mother is cooking round stones Assured children think, “Soon the yam will be ready” The gaunt children who were once crying Are playing with one another Shooing away the hungry hens The pot begins crying Protesting the assault of the dying fire The fire...

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