Treasure Island

Caleb Tukahiirwa

(03-04-1990 / kisiizi)

A letter to our house


My dearest friend,
I have seen thy world that thou hastn’t,
A world that thee was meant to dwell
That, where peace and love reside
I saw man, black, white no different
Beauty, togetherness all was, at sight
Just like he wanted at the beginning
Man and his one woman by his side
With their seed that ran through the plains
Plains where wars, battles, weren’t heard of
Nor did evil set foot in this lovely pure land
I could say that, righteousness had its place
Home had come, this where we have destiny
Or was it that second coming we await
All this i saw through my window, i loved it

But when i looked back into our house
Hatred, hunger, death were laughing at me
They had won against us, we were defeated
We worshiped them, we had become them
Too far from what I had seen in that world
Different we were, we had no beauty to see
Then now i suddenly saw Lucifer, he was here
A man with another by his shoulder
So did woman as she wanted one like her
The seed now mattered no more to us
We were losing for good, we were going
Only prayer we had left, a savior to come
He alone would restore our innocence.

Submitted: Sunday, June 20, 2010
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  • Hans Vr (6/27/2010 5:40:00 AM)

    A pleasure to read this poem
    Very nice imagery. As for content, I believe that the world in the first stanza is within our reach, if we just mange to listen more to our soul and less to our ego.
    A very well written poem (Report) Reply

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