Mwende Mutiso

Rookie - 70 Points (Kenya)

The Grave Digger - Poem by Mwende Mutiso

The village doctor can't do anything more
"Call the grave digger today" he said
The grave digger has a job again
His family will be fed again
He receives the news with a smile
Someone has died this morning

It was child, one day old
His mother was too weak
The baby was too small
The labor lasted a whole day
Born in pain, died in pain
Life ended before it began

The grave digger didn't care for that
His family will not go hungry today
Not today

Comments about The Grave Digger by Mwende Mutiso

  • Macharia Kanyari (11/30/2012 5:38:00 PM)

    Wow; very emotion provoking with such few lines. Nicely done (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 22, 2012

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