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The adjustment

Let me be merry
And enter a tavern every evening;
And i will hear whispers
That i have money in abundance
To afford the honour of a cool bell beer
Everyday throughout the year_
By all means,a mister spender printed on my face.
And yet, when you come to think of it,
Instead of drinking five bottles a night,
I only extended it
To cover five coming days

Okay:let me be economical
(As they say i should be:)
Roll tobacco on a maize leaf;
Instead of milk in tea
Let me warm up to something red;
Instead of the entertaining bread,
Let boiled cassava act as a subsitute:
And i end up branded broke

All right: I will try to mix more
And learn eachother in the process_
Talk with them,
Share jokes,drink local stuff
And engage myself with the crudalities of the pombe shop
But still,my efforts are wasted and vain.
To walk alone
When the sun is about to set
On a lane with brown bare woods
Reading Hamlet aloud to myself,
Ends with rumours that i am either insane 
Or i am acting proud:
How much more do i have to adjust?

By Roderic R. Roberts.
 Dedicated to my people,jo nam

Copyright © charlene odaga | Year Posted 2017


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