Something had its three tails raised

Something had its three tails raised
came to us dancing, singing melodies;
“These tails you see dangling on me,
one is for you, one for the friends;
and another for my forest homestead

We all wondered and got perplexed
kids screamed and ran to their mothers
women covered their faces with rugs
dogs did not have peace in their mouths
as the thing with us danced and sang

Young and old murmured with fear
recalling myths of long times ago
we appeased it  with music and dance
but our energies were futile and barren
we believed it when it grabbed bananas

Off to the forests deep and danger-filled
the thing run faster than its ancestors
with no courage to counter the flight
we gave up and slept long that fateful night
but in the morn even souls were missing


 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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