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A FLYING BIRD

  A flying bird in troubled nest Can never have a needed rest A flying bird in a troubled nest Clearly may have no request   II I flew from heaven to here Thinking I could find beauty in the road to steer But found a rope around my leg as the ground did cheer […]

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MY MAMA MY LOVE

Maame Mama Maa Ima The first pillar of contact The first room with the warmest of bedding The first breath shared like a sweet meal The first wall in a kick Maame Mama Maa Ima One who accepts madness for what she terms the blessing of motherhood And feels the pangs of her child’s suffering […]

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THE FOURTH ARM

  It is amazing how the fourth arm Works with its arms From acting like robbers with arms To being eyes without qualms II These are the times Growth with accountability rhymes These are the times corruption bells must chime To wake sleepers who throw in their dimes To get fingers acting in mime to […]

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MY FAVOURITE COLOUR

Some questions echo and bounce Pinch and scratch Confuse and drain all morsels of words In the earthenware of my mouth One such is what is your favourite colour? II Red is the colour of my blood And is like the bridge from chaos to my peace It is the symbol of life’s fluid A […]

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FLY

Try not to cry but fly You broken bird on a land so dry Try not to cry but fly The only right thing to get you by II Try not to cry but fly Manna falls not at the sound of a sigh Try not to cry but fly Like antelopes knowing danger is […]

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TELL ME ODIKRO

With the arms of the mountains in protection Tell me the brooms that sweep nightmares into heads Show me the airs that aid their heads into homes Is it the calls of horny beads of widows for what fate has snatched from their sides? Or the rumbling stomachs of widowers for their gone lovers? Tell […]