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A cracked ground

	By Ombuge Moses

You sleep on a crack ground
Empty is the stomach
Hot is the sun
Nothing to quench the crack
The thirst is killing
Cracked is my throat
Helplessly you lay
You sleep on a crack ground

Your cry is echoing
My ears cannot stop
My tears cool my cheeks
My face is running dry
You sleep in a crack ground
Forever never to see you again
Mama has followed you
Death has come

It’s so helpless
Who to run to
They promised food
They brought food
They promised water
They brought water
We need food
We need water
We are dying of hunger, of thirst
Who will take care of me the orphan?
Will I die before the next food come?
Will I die before the next water come?
Will I die like Baba?
Will I lay helpless to death like Mama?
Heavenly GOD
Your mercy
I cry indeed
In need
Not In want

When they saw us dying
They brought canned food
When they saw us dying
They brought bottled water
This is a customary issue, problem
Death of hunger
Thirst to death
The solution is death, for me
For you, solution- canned food, bottled water
We need a source
Give us a water source
To plant the seed
To eat from our labor
Weeding, Oh! How is it done?
Irrigating the plant
Nurturing the crop
To live to see a generation
A healthy life
An ordinary way to live
To this

You sleep on a cracked ground
You sleep in a cracked ground
Dead, you are gone
I your son,
Tonight, I sleep on a cracked ground
If I see tomorrow, I will bury you Mama
I will water your grave Baba
If they give me a water source
Bottled one, I will quench
The thirst that killed you Mama
Use the source to irrigate
Plant a seed, to grow food
A generation
A future
A healthy mind
Never to sleep
A cracked ground
God, to guide
A Kenyan, for a generation

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  1. Date: 4/19/2015 6:53:00 PM
    I stumbled across this gem once again. A beautiful poem.. LINDA

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 8:34:00 AM
    Thank you all for your comments and encouragement. I was in the village and no internet but am fine. Am also grateful for the win. Thank you PoetrySoup International Contest for the recognition on my poem. Thank you with lots of love.

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:56:00 PM
    Moses:-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " February, 2012 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Contest Moses. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 3:38:00 PM
    ((()))Congrats on your winning work...Sara

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the International contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:25:00 PM
    So sad and no way to even leave the situation, no infrastructure. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:59:00 PM
    This is the most "feeling' of all the poems on the list. It instills the feeling of desperation. congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 5:44:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome win. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:09:00 PM
    Congrats on your superb win,Moses.Well deserved!! Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Moses, congratulations on your International win...David

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Moses. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 9:17:00 PM
    very touchy and poignant expressions, Moses

    Ombuge Avatar Moses Ombuge
    Date: 8/31/2011 2:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for that Dr. Ram, thank.
  1. Date: 8/30/2011 6:51:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Moses. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Ombuge Avatar Moses Ombuge
    Date: 8/31/2011 2:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Am honored and I promise to bring more poems so long as the sun shines bright in my life as a blessing Carol, thank you