A REQUIEM TO MY PRECIOUS LEGS: ELEGY TO MY PARENTS
FREE VERSE FOR MUM
My birth remark reads:
You tramped for a season
With a puffy trunk
Along dangerous paths—
Waded on puddles and quagmire,
Scuffed your flat feet and
Trampled it on serpents and scorpions
To bid my glorious existence…
I lost my balance
When I felt your expiration from my pubis.
I staggered in pain
Like a fowl stripped off by fierce breeze.
Which a thousand-and-one-princesses adore—
The trunk you both carry—
Through rocky hills and sloppy mountains—
Is now an elephantine for the other leg.
Oh! Your cessation is at break of dawn
You danced to the tune that glooms souls
You are bereft of ambling
On such and such burg…
You hurried for the Golden City.
The scorch sun and mild moon cloy
You take pleasure in the one-off of quietus…
With streams of briny water
Rolling down my cheek,
I watched you wriggling helplessly to and fro—
After being ricocheted on Death's spindly pole:
Death clasped your brawny brittle bones.
You swell, swelter, near bursting,
Impatient for suppuration in your crimson attire.
You scoot the living abode
On mutilated soles and toes;
My precious leg!
In your gracefulness,
I created beautiful traits.
I'm left limping as you're supplanted
By quasi-legs and crutches.
Will you ever return?
Even in posterity…
HAIKU FOR DAD
Dad! Why? Another crutch?
Both legs amputated
You couldn't stay; you loved mum.
Your Love, Angel Simon.
On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand...*tears*