Treasure Island

Charles Jagongo

(1972 / Kenya, Africa)

In Flesh and Blood

Horizon ever rising,
Darkness and light ever coming,
The waves ever flowing,
Words I pen, they read,
Form of deity they see
In a cliff I stand,
Below, spreads the beauty
Of flowers and ugly
Scars pricked by vultures
On carcasses,
The good, the bad kisses
Me side by side, like ants
On fat, true, deity not I
Here I am flesh and blood.
Us, all, seek, in prayer,
Whitewash the ugly,
Wishing in, divine fruits.
In Flesh and blood I am.

Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Edited: Sunday, July 22, 2012

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  • Susan Walters (7/24/2012 1:57:00 PM)

    I love the whole poem but the last line touched me so and how true. We are all but flesh and blood. (Report) Reply

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