TO THE MOTHERLESS CHILD
Looking into your laughing eyes
I can't help but wonder...
Did you or did you not know
That the one you cling to is only
That your mother still young had
That this world you jump in is
dying with vice?
I cry when I see you smile
For fear of the day your pigeons
The day these hawks feast in your
The day a snake in no longer toy
The day a tree cuts down a tree.
Bask on my love
While it is still light
The vultures can head
For the butcher's house
Your home is among bright stars
Forever giving light to this vile
life of mine.
Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2011
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