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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 
an aunt?
That your mother still young had 
fallen aside?
That this world you jump in is 
dying with vice?

I cry when I see you smile
For fear of the day your pigeons 
die
The day these hawks feast in your 
sky
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 
above
Forever giving light to this vile 
life of mine.

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2011



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DECEMBER

1
Lights stab night
Cocks call day
Snakes hide.

2
Sun hates sleep
Winds roam dry
Lips crack.

3
Air wears dust
Eyes lose tears
Streams dry.

4
Trees hate leaves
Shrubs choose death
Fires rage.

5
Dark strikes day
Bugs praise night
Doves roost.

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2011

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DEAR SUNSHINE

This unprepared request of 
mine
May sound bizarre as 
darkness' shine
But look upon how safe I 
fare
And tell me if your light is 
fair.

In darkness frogs have 
chance to sing
And owls become the lords 
of birds
And bats pretend to live like 
birds
And saints may have a 
secret fling.

In it our bodies lose their 
speech
And liars are believable
In it some aren't invisible
Behold the law is out of 
reach.

So why not stay forever 
away
So none can come for their 
old debt
And try to seize my old 
blanket
With which I drive the chills 
away?

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2011

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TRAVELLER

Traveller camp not by me 
for the 
night
I am but a barren and 
rootless 
tree
Stranger repose not your 
bones at my site.
For the dream you seek out 
is not 
with me
The troubles you flee from I 
have 
my own
The warmth that you crave 
for I 
cannot be.
Move on for with me you 
are 
still alone
My shade you could take 
but I 
bear no fruits
Nor host bee hives to be 
victuals for none
Beyond are grapes and 
many shaded roots.

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2011

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BLACK MAGIC

You did move Cupid's 
practiced hand
By what vile means or flip of 
wand
To strike my heart a 
poisoned blow
And bid this painful ulcer 
grow.

Like bird from tree to tree I 
flit
To skip the toil within your 
pit
And maybe find a potent cure
To life of fish before a lure.

If only you would hear my 
plea
And drain this magic out of 
me
I'd grab a trident and a 
sword
And be to you a vengeful 
lord.

They say you smuggled 
something dark
By food or drink to slave 
my heart
And force me play this 
shameful part
Of dog to its own mother 
bark.

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Nature is You

Behold the distance between the heart and the head is not so great
Yet I fear mine are sworn strangers when it comes to you
For you compare to morning dew on fresh grasses
You compare to healthy chicks freshly hatched by a loving hen
You compare to nature itself, flawless in its timeless beauty and pleasant in it mathematical precision
You compare to a young child's fantasy of a blissful future 
You compare to my daydream on a joyful weekday
You compare to everything and yet to nothing
For you are only a dream and a wishful thought
Behold reality awaits me and nothing compares to it! 

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2015

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INDICTMENT

Don't worry about me 
sweetheart
I'm just playing my scripted 
part
Be not unforgiving or hurt
Let me live without your 
endless blurt.

For I walk no paved way to 
Bliss
I stand out seeming much to 
miss
Yet no less a man I'm than 
some
If what I am won't overcome
The pits of hell then so it be!
To hide behind religious zeal
A license to kill, rape and 
steal
Is cowardly deceit to me
I'd best boycott your 
heaven gate
And bravely face the 
dreaded fate.

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LOVERS' CART

Behold today your name 
engraves my sky
Indeed my eyes your face 
alone espy
You own my mind no matter 
how I try
To stay alive to issues 
lurking by.

Alone my world was empty 
and a gloom
With you my life compares 
to August bloom
Alone I only craved a 
peaceful tomb
With you my fortunes wallow 
now in boom.

A vow I make to live within 
your heart
A sword or speech can 
never pull apart
My hand in yours together 
we depart
To paradise on lovely 
lovers' cart.

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2012

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EAGLES AND PIGS

Let the eagles pierce the sky
And the pigs tear the earth
For now our lips remain 
sealed
By their thundering batons.
We strive on with the 
unspoken
Sureness of unwanted 
foetus
Waiting to pop out in nine 
months
In nine years, or who 
knows, 
In nine days or less.
Sleep not dear bleeding 
renegades
For the sun surely sets
And the moon finds its 
hiding place.
Yes, these arrogant flowers
Will shrivel and wither when 
December comes
And the raging wild fires
Will eat up their useless 
stalks
Now fresh and green
In preparation for the new 
planting season.

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A SOLDIER'S LETTER

When a vulture bald and 
ugly
Dares to laugh aloud and 
smugly
Know your son is gone oh 
mother!
Shave the heads of one 
another
Pay my fare with goat and 
pigeon
Let me roam our forest 
region
Lest my soul remain in exile
Where the stars and moon 
dare not smile.

These souls they force my 
hands to 
wrest 
Do they not know a mother's 
breast?
Are not some eyes dismal 
with frown
Praying for these men 
trampled 
down?
Do they despise tomorrow's 
sun?
Or find pleasure before this 
gun?

When the vulture bald and 
ugly
Dares to sing aloud and 
smugly
Know I drown in this blood 
river
Not to kill again or shiver.

Copyright © Esson Alumbugu | Year Posted 2011

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