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Apathy

I saw them
Protruding ribs
Scaly thighs
Spelt the darkness
In which they dwell
No food
No water
No family
Nothing
You call it life
They call it travail
As the government
Works to achieve vision 2030
They can’t even dream to be alive tomorrow
Life departed with the sea
And left them at cove
All that remains are living carcasses
Empty belies
And bitter bile
Famine and droughts
Pushed them to the edge of death
As impatient vultures fly by
Just waiting for their last breath
If that delays, they’ll do the kill
Corruption still ate their share of the nation
They became citizens
Indebted to the government
When I reached out
Societal apathy had scotched their entire being
So humans lie in wait
A feast for vultures

When shall it rain?

When will it rain?
The earth has dried, cracked and ugly
This destructive wind sweeps across the land
Uprooting houses as devils whisper in it words of fury
Across the rugged terrain a boy herds, animals scavenging for grass

He is lost in thoughts
Still oblivious of my presence
Might he be thinking of all they’ve lost?
Since natures turn of vengeance

But he’s just a boy, trying to carve his path
Paying for debts of his fathers
Fathers who beckoned nature’s wrath
When they robbed it of its treasured daughters

When its daughters were alive, life was better
It rained and every lawn was green
The earth was rich, ripened fruits they ate together
The earth was generous, not this mean

His fathers cut trees, summoned drought
And then escaped it, left for their graves
Then Comfort escaped and so did smile find its way out
And now he is the one to labor, for tomorrow’s sake