Poems

Various Poems written by Pascaline

AFRICA I WANT

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I want To wake up to melodious chirping of birds Announcing the appearing of the African morning sun Not The fearful sounds of guns Signalling the existence of war and killings I want To wake…

AT SUNDOWN

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At sundown We shall meet at the village square Under the huge baobab tree Where once Nnaa sat to tell her Simla Where Ziema and Dakura once played love games After the evening Tumpani Eaten…

Gentle Breeze

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Gentle breeze Blow over me Caress my smooth silky body With your sweet tickle That you will blow away All my sorrows and pain And grant me a moments sweetness That I will cease to…

SUNNY PLANE

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I run in the rain Trying to keep sane Soaking myself to the brain For deep is my pain. Rain drops form a chain Moving around me like a train Making me wish i were…

Weep Africa

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How this earth bleeds Soaked with the blood of the innocents Who through no fault of theirs Have suffered the blades Of blood-thirsty terrorists Or are they fundamentalists? How sad that they look at others…

WAITING PAIN

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My heart raced With every heart beat In tandem with every tick tock The longest wait ever As seconds become minutes And minutes become hours My head span My eyes oozed with tears My ears…

FETID QUEEN

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Mounted on her throne She gazes at the world around her Observing the passers-by Who hold their noses at the stench With questions on their minds She smiles as one with the world at her…

TO SISTERS

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To my sisters Who could not be born Because it was said you’d be a girl I say, bless your soul. To my sisters Who could not go to school Because it was said you’d…

RUSH HOUR BLUES

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Car upon car hit the express way Packed with tired looking faces. Heading to where each calls home. Exhaust fumes fill the air, Screeching sounds quicken each heart beat, Tooting horns deafen the ears, Angry…

I WILL SURVIVE

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They say when i was born, There were tears. I was number ten. Nine before me are none to boast about. We sprawled on uncemented floors, From where I learnt my first steps. Same floors…