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  May 2024     11 days ago

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NIGER

A great land,
Bountiful as trove full of treasure
Before the marching line
Of star-shouldered wolves
Marshaled in and took command
As termites build tunnels
To support wood
For over a score and five
Before handing the coat of arms
To...

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SUMMATION

We
Emerge
Through
The innards
Of drenched
Scarlet, with
A piercing cry
Of an afflicted
Crow, away
From clan,
Rising slowly,
A flaming ember,
Over the fingers
Of trees

We grow,
We plough
And web next
To kill and take
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LOST SHINE IN DUST

Vibrations burst in my muscles
Like warring armies of
Water and wave that
Surge to electrify a city--
I want to leap on the red hill
At the village arena
Like a mighty leopard
And pounce on a willing opponent,
Throw him in the dust
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DARK ENTRAILS

Change vomited dark entrails
Of the bald vulture on my clan;

We were buried,
One after the other,
In the belly of the village stream,
And pulled out
Almost immediately
To choruses that had no place
When waist dance shared peace
From...

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BLEND OF OLD WINES

I have fallen for you
On this cheerless path
To our last bell

Aged and aged
We brace ourselves
Slowed by memories
And the prospects
Of barren tomorrow

On same stream
Seagulls swim
Singing familiar songs
Of when love was fire
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So true! Thank you for reading and commenting favourably

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You are always welcome to my village square. Thank you once again for reading and commenting.

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You are welcome to my village, friend. And thank you for reading and commenting.

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Nice poem. I love your choice of words.

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Good rhetorical questions! Time heals though. It is a nice piece.

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Smiles for this one. In my culture, children are seen as blessings from God.

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Cute and precise. What other way to do it? Thank you!

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You poked my emotion with this. Nice poem!

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Yes, I add love. Meaningful short piece.

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I am so grateful. Thank you so much.

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O the mood of the verse sets me down. I pulled myself and read the second time. It is a good piece.

27 days ago

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I agree with the poem, there is more to life than choosing good from bad or otherwise. The rhymes add beauty to its diction. Nice poem.

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Good work. Your work is inspiring.

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The first metaphor got me, almost made me step away from some graves. Strong lines.

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Great piece. What a miraculous use of words. I love it.

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