Sunday, February 24, 2008

I remember..

I REMEMBER BACK IN THE DAYS
YES BACK IN THE DAYS
BECAUSE HOWEVER YOUNG I MIGHT BE
IVE GOT A PAST
A DREAMY AND COLOURFUL "BACK IN THE DAYS'
WHEN A YOUNG ME TUGGED AT HER SKIRT,
HER KHANGA,HER LESSO
AND SUCKLED AT HER BREAST FOR TOO LONG,
SO LONG A TIME THAT SHE PUT PEPPER ON HER NIPPLES
AND FROM THAT DAY,
I CAME TO BELIEVE THAT BREAST MILK WAS PEPPER HOT!
BUT WAS JUST ME
AND I WOULD HAVE SUCKED HER DRY GIVEN THE CHANCE.
I REMEMBER WHEN SOMEONE HURT HER,
SO BAD THAT A CRUTCH BECAME PART OF HER LIFE,
AND THE GRACEFUL AND SOFT WALK BACAME A LIMP..
I REMEMBER SCRUBBING HER LEG
AFTER IT HAD BEEN UNDER A PLASTER FOR TOO LONG.
I REMEMBER A STRONG WOMAN.
ONE WHO SNIFFED AWAY TEARS,
LEST I HER BABY SAW THEM..
AND THE DAY THAT UNCLE SENT ME FOR CIGARETTES,
BACK IN THE DAYS TWO COST A SHILLING
AND BEFORE I GAVE THEM TO UNCLE,I FEIGNED SMOKING ONE..
I REMEMBER HELL MATERIALIZING THAT DAY
ALTHOUGH I PUFF THEM AWAY TODAY,
I ONLY DO SO TO CALM ITCHY NERVES.
I REMEMBER YOUR DUSK
DAYS AND NIGHTS SPENT ON A BED
THE BEAUTIFUL CURLY LOCKS
BECOMING WEAK LIGHT BROWN STRANDS.
I REMEMBER THE PRETTY FACE
WILTING AWAY TO SKIN OVER BONE..
I GAVE YOU A CUP OF WATER
BUT THE PALM TREMBLED TOO MUCH
TOO INTENSE A SHAKE FOR THE WATER TO REACH THE LIPS.
I REMEMBER STAYING OUT TOO LATE,
AND WHEN I MADE MY WAY BACK
YOU GAVE ME A PIECE OF THE TOUGH PART OF YOU.
I REMEMBER YOU GOING DOWN GRACEFULLY
LIKE A STAR FALLING OFF THE SKY
BUT STILL AS BRIGHT AS EVER..
I REMEMBER...YOU.

1 comment:

rafikibloger said...

very moving
well writen