Treasure Island

David Aoloch Bion

(1976 / Republic of South Sudan)

Amach's Intestine


Amach, woman who claims other
People things that are not his
If anybody asks
‘’whose thing is this’’
Amach will claim
‘’ it’s mine’’
Though it’s not hers
One person get tired of her
Monotonous habit
And ill planned against her

One day.at bull skinning site
This person caught golden snake by
Neck and shown it up and asked
‘’Whose intestine is this ‘’
‘’it’s mine’’ Amach answered
Thinking its bull intestine
‘’ Come and take ‘’ the person said

Amach rushed in hastily
Caught golden snake by tail
Snake bent and bitten Amach’s hand
Amach died instantly
‘’don’t claim anything,
You will claim Amach’s intestine’’
‘’don’t catch anything
You will catch Amach’s intestine’’

Submitted: Sunday, January 02, 2011

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  • Cs Vishwanathan (1/2/2011 8:40:00 AM)

    Many of your poems are good parables full of sharp wisdom. The one here is particularly good. 'Intestine' is so apt and symptomatic. (Report) Reply

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