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HANDICAPPED BY WITCHCRAFT
GIDRAF MWANGI 1992 (Murang'a)
The blind can show a missing eye
The mute make silent mouth moves
The lame can show his stump
But what dear lord can I show?
My eyes are blinded to any opportunities
My legs betray my path to perish
My mouth speaks but nobody believes
Because I look outwardly whole
How do you show the invisible?
How do you tell of the incredulous?
How do you reason out the irrational?
By jove I beg! Tell me how!
The chains binding are stronger than iron
The evil aura chokes fatally than sarin
The curse is written in diamond casts
But I remain flesh and weakly human
I have recited the lords' prayer thousands
I have spelled what Google search says
I have sung the unintelligible mantras
But I still remain a prisoner of hell
I have been denied the meaning of love
I have been robbed of all friendships
I have been dashed of all hope
Banged into deep total despair
I have been called a lazy bone
I have been denounced a free-loader
I have been sentenced as a fraudster
Because I tried to beg for help!
Should I gouge out my eye for people to see?
Should I cut out my tongue to prove my point?
Should I amputate to walk my talk?
Or should I stay silent and die of hunger?
Tell me! I beg you, tell me!
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About this poem
A silent plea for help.
Submitted by GIDRAF on August 19, 2022
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|Scheme||XAXX XXXX BXBX XXXX XXAX XXXX XCCX DXXC D X|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1|
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