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Basic Waters

There is a water shortage. A problem the moon shines to introspect its tides and how they can become still with or without the clouds. I forgive the engineered outrage. Attracting everything but rhythm because to flow is to sleep next to a hut thatched with growth. While the children in the village no longer need to chew corn or drain milk from cows for nature or for their people. No need to carry buckets of water or language in long distances that they forget The Alphabet, Speaking rivers and lakes of a lost youth. An unprotected innocence, choosing for this thirst to be satisfied with a new system. Too many missing words in all our constitutions.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 10/22/2020 9:14:00 AM
That's brilliant Zoleka. Your moonlight eulogy has me wondering why now. Trevor
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Date: 10/21/2020 8:27:00 AM
Zoleka, this is a very thought-provoking poem. Well done.
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Zoleka Mannie
Date: 10/22/2020 1:55:00 AM
I was touched by this, being new to this community, this has been the most support I have ever received. Sometimes I would feel like my poetry is not understood by many as it is so surreal. May you be blessed, always.:)
Date: 10/18/2020 9:59:00 PM
beautiful poem penned
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Date: 10/18/2020 7:48:00 AM
Love this poem, some unforgettable lines, thank you for sharing.
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Zoleka Mannie
Date: 10/18/2020 4:35:00 PM
Really? That means a lot. Thank you for taking the time.
Date: 10/13/2020 12:25:00 PM
Great introduction post... Welcome to poetry soup..
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Zoleka Mannie
Date: 10/18/2020 4:34:00 PM
I am only seeing this now. I apologize for my delayed response. Thank you. What a friendly honest community.