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Mourning Over The Locust Plaque

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Mourning Over The Locust Plaque

Some sounds like the noise of bees
Hovering around the atmosphere
Or like rain drops on our roof tops,
I opened my round window
The window of my hut,
I wanted to know
Why my sleep won't mellow,
All i saw was sorrow
As the atmosphere turned green.
The cassava farm was over shadowed
Banana plantation feebled,
Apple orchard struggled
Yet their efforts stifled,
Lemon grass for mama's herb withered,
Rose flower shattered and our 
Groundnut farm tattered.
Suddenly,the green army fled,
Tears exuded from my eyes
As i sputtered in pain,
Mother filled with melancholy,
Father tore his heart in grief
Villagers hope captured and crippled,
So their travail displayed as
Everyone mourned over 
The locust plaque.....


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  1. Date: 6/17/2011 1:49:00 PM
    an intense write Charles with much passion and emotion on the conditions of living and existing my friend.. such a stunner luv..

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 10:25:00 AM
    Wonderful poem on the plight of anyone in the way of the locust who devour everything in sight. love mom