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Below is the poem entitled TO THE MOTHERLESS CHILD which was written by poet Esson Alumbugu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Looking into your laughing eyes
I can't help but wonder...
Did you or did you not know
That the one you cling to is only 
an aunt?
That your mother still young had 
fallen aside?
That this world you jump in is 
dying with vice?

I cry when I see you smile
For fear of the day your pigeons 
The day these hawks feast in your 
The day a snake in no longer toy
The day a tree cuts down a tree.

Bask on my love
While it is still light
The vultures can head 
For the butcher's house
Your home is among bright stars 
Forever giving light to this vile 
life of mine.

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