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Another Lament

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Another Lament

Regret and tears fill
My sunken and 
wrinkled eyes
As my withering body 
With my bent back
Never to be 
straightened!
As I know that the 
grave
Is near me than 
never
Regret filled my 
slowly beating heart!

As I look at the 
young ones
Running innocently 
around
Crying for their 
mothers milk
And the adults
Returning from the 
farms
Bearing the heavy 
fruits
Of the days labour
And homeward they
Plow their weary way
Regret fill the hollow 
of my wasted years!

As the sun is setting
With the moon shining
And the mortars 
pounding
And the babies 
chuckling
And the kids laughing
And the men drinking
I could not but weep
That Africa has lost 
a lot 
And regret that I
The last of my 
generation
Will soon go
Leaving nothing but 
tales!

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