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Spring water

When there was love I saw the white clouds Crystal clear Like the sweet spring Leaping in joyful haste To lands that thirst For the life-giving water

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A Psalm: Your Voice

When I spoke with You I felt the rhythm in Your voice It gave me the push to wake the solo song singing in me, It made the ink in me flow Guiding as I let my words sow Your voice caged the fear in me Showered on me pieces of life sweets It drove […]

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Masked lover

Sweet are your words and talking Even softer are the touch of your hands But the moments the scales came falling It was crystal clear you never had loved

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Muse: By the Waterside

Once by the Waterside I strayed Minding the car traffic racing about A bridge led down a couple of stairs And I happened on the market A stranger in the midst of strangers Throwing wares over my face What a mighty mix of man and ware! At a corner a heap of decaying fruits and […]

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Ladawa: An African love song

When you look at me, it tells me many stories I drown in the ocean of thought and love Will it be your slim hands or the flowers you wear Or the hair do that celebrates the African woman? You smell like the morning dew on roses And sometimes like mint mixed with guava! And […]

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Easter, 2019

I see the world through Your eyes And it’s clear how much You loved Even to take my grief and pain away I celebrate Your beauty for my ashes

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Twinkle

How the stars glitter tonight In thousands they shine Twinkling, above the skies! Winking at children who watch Through their window curtains The mild feelings they bring

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Muse: Rainmaker

I shall command the rain about So please stand aside and watch Make ready, get your pots Dance in the warmth it brought Enjoy also the life that come with it

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Morning Sun

Hail the sun rises with her gold, Across the horizon she paints the land The green great plains lay low Watching her presence grow The hills rise to meet her warmth Desiring the joy she brought to the hamlet

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The Lightning

From my curtains I peered to see your flash Before now you have kept my candle light busy Trashing the paper work all over the room And making jest of me each time I tried to sort them You created monsters in the skies The black clouds became your drawing board And you drew the […]

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Muse: Teach me

Lay me by the side of the brook, Closer to the brown colored rocks Make me see the waters tumble over So teach me how to be your lover

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An African song

“Na da oo, O Na da oo! Kuje kusanar!” Bring the cymbals, bring also the gongs Let’s make an African song… Before you hit the cymbal Remember the tune to the Tribal, Twist your palm a bit to the left But hold your strike, yes hold it For I must blow the whistle And introduce […]

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Future

You are three hours away from me Sometimes, a second, forty minutes Or a month or a whole year! Masked, you would not let me see all That you carry Tree barks turn grey with your time But, when I happen to see it It may have become green with life So I tried to […]

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Three Poems: The Shepherd, Dance for me and Say you believe me

1. The Shepherd Night calls Stars glitter up the skies Picturing stories Which can not be told So the Shepherd views all From his bed of wool 2. Dance for me I hear the sound of your feet As they moved on the bare floor So I looked to see the style for tonight But […]

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Memories

Memories are sweet or sad moments that live with us Like the gladness the rains give when we sleep at night Or the painting of da Vinci that lived past his ingenuity Memories are penned down in our hearts Throwing flowers to paths we trod once, Walking down the steps that held our homes And […]

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Color called dirt

There’s no color called dirt but that of the earth It is the hue that gives life yet it drags on the floor It gives a humid stench when it cakes up on water And tastes man’s grief when we lose a loved one

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Beauty

Beauty is the painting of paths That men had never walked or seen Like the pebbles which count not their existence Beauty walks through the ranges and fjords With shadows of pines and winter trees all about And tree logs sailing quietly on the lonely waterway Beauty is the art of tranquility It is peace […]

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Dark Clouds

It is morning but it is still dark Well, the clouds may have gone for a procession, A procession hidden behind the heavenly firmaments Strangely it may never storm But the town can feel the damp Soft airs play with the trees leaves Flying them like kites up above the sky Dark clouds hide the […]

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A Tale of Two Rats

Gather around the fireplace Sit and have some warmth It is a cold night, is it? But we must tell this tale So listen to what I have to tell! *** Once upon a Time and Place In the great wilderness that lay away from the highway And away from much civility, lived a very […]

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Antartica

I want to see the great Antarctica And the trail of the dunes of Sahara, Save the tales of two different places And reach out a hand to the homeless * I want to tell the tales of the sea gulls Watch the dark colored sea bulls Romance the infinite White land As the cold […]

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