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Another Shepherd lore

There are memorable thoughts that goes each night

As the lonely shepherd lays on his bed of soft wool

The days stress comes calling by, dragging each moment with it

Expressing to the shepherd how the day went, rough or smooth

From his bed he must see the stars glittering above the night

And with a smile upon his face he held down his pillow

Reliving the sheep bleat and the soft airs from the green valley

He taps the lid of his cigarette box each time a sheep grunted

And tried to count the numerous stars that stood boldly before him

The night was young and so was the shepherd’s dream!

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Poetry

Love song: When you smile

I remember the first time you looked at me

I watched my feet dance in my long walk

I knew the celebration that came from love that stayed a while

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I remember the first time you smiled at me

I felt my heart dance and rejoice

I was happy ’cause your smiled touched a part of me left out

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So when you look at me, I am full of joy

When you smile, I feel love in many tongues:

I love you, Ina son ki, ahurum gi nanya!

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Commentary

Africans are known to express love more verbally. This little piece, perhaps is a song I wrote to celebrate love. Mind you, I love a lot. My concern goes extensively to the preservation of nature. Much harm have been done to the Earth. But it is left for us to try to reverse the trend.

Ina son ki: Hausa language to I love you

Ahurum gi nanya: Igbo language for I love you