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POVERTY

I AM A STUDENT

I am a student A student is I Who dresses like a brushed kangaroo With eyes of a determined eagle And the spirit of a meek sheep Hoping to be strong in mind like a blessed ant To grow in wisdom as giraffes grow in neck II I am a student A student is I […]

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FUNREHOTRICS

When songs of nightingales Hit blocked drums of infatuated cocks They cry loss but look hardest Cursing the hearing maker II When the ‘borla’ bird Dreams of cuddling a peacock It shivers at peck-like-axing One that can give away its intestines In a split second III Every struggling soul Like a beheaded fowl Kicks and […]

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INHERITINGS: SINS OF THE FATHERS

When sadness sits like a chief Brewing the pungent and ugly grief Siding with all words but brief Stealing a heart like a shameless thief Why do you say fate’s ladle is deep? II When this chick chirps as a bird And its mother finds it absurd As its rival families root for it as […]

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FARMERS

We are farmers Farming our kind Tilling our lands to plant Selecting best and compatible seeds for plantation And when the earth houses the seeds We water, provide sunshine and air II We may give too much water When the young shoots emerge We may give too much sun We may even provide winds instead […]

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WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Women The glorious beings of this worldly den The best hearts likened to hens The most gifted of all of life’s pens II Women are the flowers so bright They blossom for all but their thorns do fight Against pests in hurried flight Great agents who fear no problem of height III Women are wondrous […]

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MELANCHOLY IN PATRIOTIC ALCOHOLISM

We live in the sought after gold Clothed by a land fertile enough to banish the barren We live on a land so expensive Blood so precious protect Only to make us free We live on a land so wondrous Black star lights to guide us through When did a blessed turn cursed? We are […]

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I AM A CITIZEN

I am a citizen A citizen paid by citizens I am like a chicken Fed grains to reproduce grains I am a hunter and the game My effort contributing to my gain So why should I rest in labour? Will a sheep pray for the blindness of its shepherd? II I am a citizen A […]