Written by Henry Mworia
In a fit of confusion,they stumble
In pitiful patterns of pata pata pata,
Like people pressed to pass piss
They cascade one after the other,
Blanketing their predecessors
In a wet warm hug,
One fraught with familiarity,
Like the la la la in libation rhythm.
They ride their chariots haphazardly,
They dirty the white streets
With their horses dark,
And barking madness in maxim shouts.
It’s the thud of their bellowing spats
that leaves the sky burdened,
Soon to lament, paralyzed with grief,
It’s the drip drop elevens
Running down the heavenly cheeks
With a ta ta ta of elegant emote.
Unable to halt the multitudes,
The riotous crowds come kicking,
Screaming all the way, speeding,
Some bleed, others bite, many flee.
They never pull their punches.
And so their white hands
Rip fast the throats of innocents
And daringly stay at the scenes of crime,
Dangling their clean appendages,
Free of any crime.
The horses they rode on,
They dance with histeria,
Their slashing feet smack the ground
With the deafening doom doom doom.
The earth convulses
The dance razes its watchers,
Uniting them in the flames of the moment,
With a zigzag momentum,
Pleading a rest or arrest.
The travellers race for the final inns,
Knocking in flocks,
As their luggages in tow
tumble in blocks,
Not even a manger rescued
Nor a cattle shed
Nor a donkey’s pillow to rest the head,
After tiresome kicking
and licking of masses,
Not even a toilet
To relieve all the extras.
Thus they go to the streets,
to lay and relieve themselves,
to litter their junk,
to party with the less privileged,
to lament over their losses,
and lose their heads while at it.
It’s the quick kwi kwi kwi down the heavenly cheeks
That rips the earth beneath for weeks.
This poem describes rainfall as well as the havoc it causes through hailstones, lightning and floods. It is highly descriptive in what would appear a ridicule of rain. Through the use of onomatopoeia, imagery and hyperbole, the author condemns the process of rainfall.
Text © Henry Mworia
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