irenio irenaeus bero


We were all unaware
Distracted by the ups and downs
Of our fleeting though meaningful lives
Smiles and laughter lurked with unprecedented echelon
Through the corners of the cities and remote villages

Blue skies watched the will painting our hearts
With a deeper desire to live
Some of us were just meditating on
The heavenly blessings bestowed upon
Brave mothers raising their sons
And daughters without
The presence of a male figure figure

Some of us were just waiting for a few more days
For everything to be alright
Some of us were truly thrilled
And overwhelmed
By the happiness we have been longing for a long time

Under the mango trees many of us
Close friends drank our beers and shared
Experiences as we inhaled the smoke
Of our daily problems

Some of us fervently prayed
At home
At churches for a change
Indeed who would have seen it coming

Some of us were just waiting to speak out and be heard
We waited anxiously to see the our kids return
Home from their first day of school
And up to this day we haven’t seen their innocent faces

We were all there
The poor
The hungry
The rich and the well fed
The sick and the ones good in health
Till we realised that our only wealth
Is the gift of life

Who should I run to
If mom and dad, family and friends
Are all sweet memories
Some buried alive by the same buildings and houses
They once called sweet home

Poem Submitted: Friday, February 12, 2010

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