Chime Justice Ndubuisi

Rookie - 12 Points (20-11-1984 / Onitsha, Anambra State)

The Crystal River - Poem by Chime Justice Ndubuisi

Slowly, slowly, slowly the crystal river flow,
Moving down the slope of rocks below.
The water were warm since harmattan's due
And frogs croak as they usually do.
But the river has something we never knew:
Deep down, it can make sick ones anew.
Because, there resides the sea-kind and his queen;
To enlarge their empire they were keen
And once they mated and had a son,
But the son offended the sun.
Heaven became angry, including the moon
The river started drying up too soon.
So our crystal river ceased to flow
And relocated to somewhere we'd never know.
And up and down the people go
Searching where the crystal river used to flow
Down the slope of rocks below,
Where now littl little grasses do grow.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I notice that people don't appreciate things until they are no more. I also found that nothing stays the same always, so one has to make the best of every situation.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 23, 2012

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