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The unusual grandmother

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The unusual grandmother

Before morning would emerge
The infants stomach became large,
Usual infant's cry became scarce
Where is the mother 
Or father?
Tell them to surface.

Mother cried as she saw her babies face,
"Thou unusual thing, where from?
Bring me the broom
Mother needs the broom
In Africa, brooms
Cures gloom And doom.
Mother flogs the infant
Yet she was not triumphant 
Weeping became enormous
Like an elephant.

Mother cried a river,
While grand mother sat 
In a corner,
Without the sign of anger,
worry, ponder or wonder.
But cherishing laughter.
She picked the broom to
It's position.

Where is the preacher?
Where is the preacher?
Mother seem to remember
Needed is his attention
Tell him to his God, mention.
Grand mother squeezed her face 
For things were about to be in place.

The preacher was summoned,
Prayer was altered,
Some one confessed.....
The unusual grand mother
Sibling of Lucifer....
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such things really happen down here, we only watch and pray.


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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 10:13:00 AM
    Charles, what part of Arfrica are you in?? We studied about the xhosa people raising ostrichs in mission study

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 3:41:00 PM
    Well Charles it has been raining in a torrential way all through the night and all day today with severe flooding and felt my "Tear Drops" Lanterne poem expressed the weather as well as tears for luv too.. good job dissecting the images... may use the Lanterne form for my next new contest luv..

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 1:19:00 PM
    I am so sorry that things like that happen. It has most of us horrified for we would never see that happen in western culture. This would be a terrible scene to witness. i just could not imagine it. Luv Phyl

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 6:53:00 AM
    A frightening scene, Charles. You are introducing us to events that most of us have never witnessed before. It is a pity that this mother was unable to care for her child. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 11:50:00 AM
    Interesting write Charles .. the questions u ask are fantastic luv... keeps the reader very intrigued with this piece and exceptional last verse luv..