Hebert Logerie

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Fleeing The Country - Poem by Hebert Logerie

Fleeing poverty
Fleeing misery
Fleeing the assassins
Fleeing the sins
Fleeing malaria
Fleeing cholera
Fleeing illiteracy
Fleeing complacency
Fleeing ignorance
Fleeing nonsense
Fleeing the politics
The flies and the ticks
Fleeing the craziness
Fleeing the ugly mess
The bed buds are wondering
The cock roaches are thinking
The frogs are complaining
The snakes are whistling
The ants are populating
The peasants are suffering
The roosters no longer sing
The boxers died in the ring
Everybody is fleeing the country
Even the sharks of the sea
The leopards of the countryside
The henchmen of Bayside
They're searching for opportunities
They are sick and hungry
Priests and nuns are fleeing the country
The drug dealers are now the leaders
The generals, the comptrollers and the servers
Fleeing the dirty rivers
Fleeing the murderers
The children are dying
The elders are starving
No wonder everybody is running
Everybody is fleeing
The filth, the dirt roads
The rats, the mice and the toads
The cemeteries are flooded
And the machine guns are loaded
The streets are dirty and naked
Everybody is afraid
Even the criminals, the perpetrators
The backstabbers and the corporals
The young people have no future
They're praying and cursing at Mother Nature
This is sad. This is terrible
This is incredible and inconceivable
Everybody is fleeing the country
In the middle of the century.

Copyright © April 2018, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.

Topic(s) of this poem: country, poverty

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

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