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LET US PLAY IN THE MUD

By Ogwiji-Ehi Kowochio

 

Let us play in the mud

Let us build sand houses

which the wind of adulthood blows away

 

Let us play in the mud

and cook sand grains

with the firewood of innocence

before the extinguishing substance in adulthood

quenches this wildfire of fun

 

Let us play in the mud

put on your mummy mask

and I will wear my papa persona

So we can act the scripts of

unadulterated by the hypocritical lifestyle of adults

 

Let us play in the mud

We only risk getting our hands dirty

While our hearts remain clean

But when we become adults

We’ll have clean hands

and very dirty hearts;

blackened with the soot of hate

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