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The Stove of Scandals

Posted in Arts, Uncategorized by KANERE on December 25, 2014

A Poem By A. Kuot


In the nation of playwrights

the state of poets

the county of pigs

and the payam of apes

evolution continuing


the home of jackals

and goats

the family of parrots

and the room of owls

no faithful crows

to throw meat down to me


stomach grumbles

under the loft of punched roof

rays and drops falling upon me

in my prison


emotions dragging heart

toward the mouth

an inch away

advice swept to the blue sky

french leave not convenient


shout louder in the home of parrots

quieten them

and squeeze the zoom eyes of owls

your renovation sends you a crow


the poet wrote

and so did the playwright

and I learnt poetry

under parrots’ domination

part time with the poet and playwright

part time with the parrots


A poet, a playwright

but an additional novelist

and the upcoming young donkey

his pockets checked up occasionally

for the salary

no debts but the lying lips piled up


where is the eagle

the blessed eagle to take me

to the sky

to taste those sweet fruits taken off me

the fruits of livelihood


If I could sleep near the dead

in their death beds

aiming to spare my ruined life

the better

close my eyes to be somewhat dead

the parrots will sing their songs of praise

to impregnate your dwelling


receive a couple of thanks

poet, playwright, novelist

an important gift you owed me

but the poet is off, handcuffed

the young donkey from jail to prison, no

it’s no better than the vast punched roofed

house of scandals.


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