I lay myslef down

Written by: Solomon Ochwo-Oburu

I lay myself down on a mat tired 
under a cool mango tree shade
watching birds up in the branches
whispering to one another
sweet words of love
singing heart-breaking melodies.
Lost in a forest of imaginations,
sleep came and took me away
to her beautiful home of flowers
A young boy came playing
and placed his doll on my chest.
Up into the air I jumped-
yelling and scratching my chest,
thinking it was a big reptile
that had kissed my chest
with a cool tickling tongue