I have come back to the village my mother’s land

Looking over the horizon I will be full of memories that never die

I have come back to the bluish green distance the woody smoky smell which always rise from an invisible mouth saturating this immediate land

The nights filled by the beating of drums and the songs
 when it is moonlight

after the meal I will shy away from a song calling me to go in two like caterpillars
immaturely unborn fearing the pleasure in the moonlight dance

When it is noon
I will school in town
till I run after the trails which ends where it always started
Precious my dear
If only I had an art to love
I would wonder the whole world like a maying goat till I hold you in my thirsty fingers

About this poem

I wrote this poem in reminiscent of my childhood years. looking over the horizon reminded me of my childhood friend, who unfortunately I can't go beyond being School mates.

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Written on September 20, 2022

Submitted by chandapascal1 on September 20, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 723
Words 144
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 6

Chanda Nyemba Pascal

Born in 1982, July 1st. Raised and educated up to secondary School , 2001 in Luapula province of Zambia. Got apprenticeship as an artist in Lusaka, self educate as a playwright a poet and a writer and won the first achievement in 2004 , winning writing a game competition by the BBC focus on Africa Magazine. more…

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