CRY OF THE INNOCENT SOULS

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His innocence was rudely taken away
When they came for him
“Take that traitor!” orders were yelled
Memories were still fresh in his mind
As they dragged father by the neck
Mother yelled holding onto him begging
His two sisters woke up and began to shout in tears
Nobody heard the commotion
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WEEP NOT AFRICAN CHILD

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It won’t always be like this
You won’t have to cry everyday
Because your tummy hurts
You have not eaten for days
Because drought reared its ugly head
Rain has been elusive
Mother tries
The hard ground will not relent
Even animals look at the sky
Despair written in their eyes
Heaven will not sleep tonight
Until your heart is settled
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A FUTURE I HAVE HOPED FOR

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Walking on grass in the early morning sun
Brings unimaginable joy
Peace that i have not experienced before
I become one with nature
Songs that birds sing in the morning
I have become accustomed to
Simple love i look forward to
The touch of a child’s smile
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THIS IS FOR YOU

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You who wake up before the sun
Before the cock crows you are on the dusty road
Before the sun yawns your feet touch ground
Before even the dew forms you are out
Before dust begins to blow eyes are attentive
Before early morning fog clears you’re focused
Your mind is set on the day ahead
Your heart knows it is time to hustle
Get that coin to bring home to your daughter
Maina! They call your name
You are ready for the day’s hard work
Evening comes they place that coin in your hand
Bidding farewell to a day gone by
Hand clutching that coin like it would escape
You know your baby girl will have milk
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