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RAIN AND FLOOD

       RAIN AND FLOOD

Raining all through the night,
Mum and Dad kept busy 
wading water .
Soon, the flood overflew 
 the wooden bench we 
Sat on. And nowhere was
Safe again. Soon again,
The cock crowed crookedly.
He too was drenched in 
Rain and flood. 
                
 Daybreak 

We must go to School.
We walked through the  
flooded Streets, groping 
to school.
We couldn't go through
the Pako Bridge.
We turned to the New Bridge. 

Standing and looking into
the school, flood was everywhere. 
Only the headmistress and the
Teachers groped in the flood
Waving us back home.

Heavily drenched in rain and
Flood, my teeth knocked
In drumbeat against one another,
 rhyming with the rains. 	
All Babies, all children cried,
Walking back home.
My sister strapped me on 
Her little back.
Nylon bags, dustbin, human
Waste, animal dung floated on  the 
Flood. 
Amidst staccato of crying voices; 
Kids’, children’s, 
Adult’s, Africans’…
anarchy was loosed 
upon the world.
        


          AKUDOLU IGNATUIS
    akudoluignatius@gmail.com

     
 


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