T Ebi Ken Jemine


The Land's Still Green


The land's still green, maybe more greener
Evergreen seems closer to the truth
The trees and the grasses are black
The fruits are fruity but bitter
Their roots are white but darker
The soils, wearing and worn down

The rain pays its dues in due courses,
Still the soil wears dry face
The sun never late on its appointments,
Still the trees cry out for photosynthesis
The grass-shoppers flee the stage
Still the grasses sing endless dirges

Hope becomes the night's mosquito,
One just got to beat it against oneself.
The pains, only you can bear
The sounds, only others can hear
The nights, only sleep can dare to endure
The days, only eye can tell better

The questions are so many
The answers are so many nod-outs
The residue of hope, the land's still green
The land put straight face for help
Help just so afraid to look
The land's still green, just still green.

Submitted: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Edited: Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is about a country that is so blessed with natural resources, yet, struggling to be crippling under its kneels how to stand. The land is just literally blessed but still smoking in the cloud of colossal wastage of everything.

Once upon a time, the dictators were blamed for the shortcomings...
Democracy that was well cried for; came, still tears are dripping like the drizzling rain.

I leave you to read the poem and interprete it for yourself. Thanks

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