Thursday, March 25, 2010

What do you see?

Black and white, shades of grey
green, green grass, bales of hay

the sweet smell of rain, cometh the monsoon
a beautiful house, boy locked in his room

a nice shiny car, blood sweat and tears
a nice shiny car, shattered dreams full of fears

religion in issue, clashes and destruction
smiling politicians, broken promises and seduction

a child's imaginary friend, neglect and confusion
a fat man with cake, gastric bypass operation

a couple holding hands, beatings and bruises
an F for math, female student refuses
an African nation, a people in strife
an African president, a country for a wife


  1. appearances can be deceptive, never judge a book by its cover..keep probing.
    very good stuff...thought-provoking ... love it.

  2. there's always two sides to the coin. Loved the rhyme scheme.

    Great piece, African president,a country for a wife. Brilliant line.

  3. @ shels - thanks. it is thought provoking. thought bout it in class when my lecture made the very same statement you did about books and covers.

  4. @ lucci - the last line just came to me out of the blue. hehehehe. but thats the way the 'African cookie' crumbles.

  5. ok, yes, thats what Im talking about