Poetry

June 25, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Terpine Wuese

 

 

 

Our Penthouse

 

 

Under the hot sun

We endured

 

We clamoured and gambled

Making huge sacrifices:

The energy We exhausted

Injuries We sustained

Enemies and friends We made

The ‘liveske a crawling moured and gambled

Making huge sacrifices:

The energy We exhausted

Injuries We sustained

Enemies and friends We made

The ‘lives’ We lost!

 

A common aim We conceived

Like a crawling child

Wishing to run;

that We must occupy Penthouse ;

the degree of anxiety in us

To lay hand on something ‘holy’

But our desires

With unsolicited regrets!

 

The queue shuffled forward

Others jumped through hoops;

The sun shined;

Hot air ran down the east

Yet our cloths remained Wet

And We thought nature’s on strike

 

And We went that far

In a flash that reviewed us;

We saw the Penthouse

Smiling at us;

the ‘holy’ thing We shall hold

If We want ….! shall hold

If We want ….!

 

 

 

 

 

Terpine Wuese

Terpine Wuese hails from Buruku Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria. He read English at the Benue State University, Makurdi. He is a prolific writer but specializes in poetry. He is a member Association of Nigerian Authors and lives in Makurdi. His collection of poems titled ‘I Nearly Killed God and other poems’, is in press. 

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