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Author Name: Freeikoli 1 Comments
Date Added: October 25, 2010 08:10:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Damped Soil

Damped soil filters all.

Weeping with the grieved ,

The perilous end of bravery.

Water for its lightness

Penetrate a skin,

softening to enrich.

Tears, its saltiness to the tongue,

Its heaviness to the ground,

soften for the eternal embrace.

Blood for its thickness

It is rebuked to face the judgment of the sun.

The verdict mutilates (peace)

Metamorphosis of an ogre

To torment generations.

This soil burdened

This soil burdened to carry the unjust on its back

This soil burdened to gorge its own.

This soil burdened with its wealth,

Weeps the loss of its own.

The mighty warriors of the BaKuba,

The hussars of the Ba Kongo,

The braves of the BaNgala,

The strength of the BaLunda,

It weeps like a childless widow!!

It weeps for distraction is sought!!

It weeps for its own have traded her. Mpunda,Malewa,Skol,Primus,:

Inconvenient swap

This soil, we spit on,

This soil, we walk upon,

This soil, custodian of our legacies

Deserve A better Congolese than You and I.

Author's Notes:
Mpunda,Malewa,Skol,Primus are some of Congo's favorite distractions
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Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 25, 2010 05:57:01 PM Report
Sadly, I must admit I no nothing about the area.  I liked your poetic style though.  It's different than most.
Gene




 


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