Lawrence s. Makola

Rookie (10/03/1979 / Motetema)

Taxi Riot - Poem by Lawrence s. Makola

Leaving your home to town
Without knowing exactly
What surprise waits for you?
Driven by want, to fulfill

Reciting goodbyes to your child
And the whole family
Knowing that you will be back
To the adoring family

But like a responsible bird
Killed on its way back home
Carrying food for the nestlings
So a man departs from this world

With a cracking roar
The bread winner dragged down
The dust jump up high
Stricken by fear
Closing the eyes
Not to see the spirit oozing

The road became red
By the innocent blood
That cascaded down like a rive
The blood of a truck driver

Why do we devour one another?
Like snakes swallowing each other
We are like animals of prey
Destroyed by our hunters

How egocentric this is
Shedding blood for mere road
Fighting over passenger whom you kill
No fundamental thinking in this
Just stop doing it

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2009

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