Jcson Jenuis

Freshman - 775 Points (Accra-Ghana)

Brooding - Poem by Jcson Jenuis

With our baskets we have gathered,
A burnt offering to pray,
As our tears soak the mud of the earth,
When famine used us as prey,
An emptied belly tank we took to bed;
Where we stood in a queue at the cemetery doorway,
Till the young generation dream their dead,
On our knees a written prayer lay,
From the incantations and blood pouring red;
In welcoming a bread half a mile away,
Wailing upon a dream said;
Till we will hold a grain on a day,
And a trumpet blown over our triumph ahead.

Topic(s) of this poem: african lifestyle

Form: Imagery

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  • Jcson Jenuis (4/20/2018 9:59:00 AM)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018

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