Countryside I By Felix Ndukwadan Theman

I wish I could take you back to my countryside,
Far from this facade life here me beside,
Where tales by moonlight echo on hills with pride,
And the stars weary not to shine, there to reside,
The countryside where wits are well bred to decide,

I wish I could like a baby flog your back,
Sheaves to pile of millet till the Sun dips at dusk,
And tend bearded corn thrilling on the plains dark,
With beauteous green raiment that scares hunger to bark,
Take you there, where indolences tamed with cornstalk,

I wish I could take you where the mirror displays,
Only your true self and reveals without frays,
Where even a stream holds its breath and prays,
For the peace of the land she runs and overlays,
And where the dust shivers from her wrong and prise,

I wish I could take you where the skys bright,
And none wallows in the dark to breed a fight,
Over kiddies paper-made, rope-tied flying kite,
And over skins and tongues none has made to bite,
To take you where smiles and laughter are dined,

©️Felix N.Theman, 2021

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