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SQUALOR -The cry of a Needy Orphan

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SQUALOR -The cry of a Needy Orphan

Under a roof thatch born,
The flesh of my mama torn,
I wish I was never born,
As that day my mama was gone.

A cup of water to me is a trophy,
A tea-spoon full of honey, I am lucky.
A teenager, my head bears cement bulky 
In the site as my sweat makes my tongue taste salty.

Red spots body-over, a daily routine
As mosquitoes make me their protein
As I lay at night without a curtain
And clothes I possess without button.

My mates on Sundays I see wearing the tie,
As at me they stare while passing by
Like a dirty dog about to die.
Begging, I notice not my cry.

In anticipation, I await the day
Where from church a man shall to me say
“Your pain is over boy so come my way”
Like the after storm sun-ray. 

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:21:00 PM
    Nice featured poem~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 1:51:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Good morning Christopher Iberi, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 1:55:00 AM
    Congatulations on this feature, such a powerful write Christopher,

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:12:00 AM
    beautifully written and heart touching

  1. Date: 10/6/2012 9:30:00 AM
    It is very emotional write,Christopher

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 8:04:00 AM
    a very sad moving poem

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Christopher, very deep...enjoyed.... thank you for sharing and expressing your poem with us. Take care~ Linda