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The menace

LAPIEH LANDU

Rabis blo buaiA nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
Overpowering a nation, all from within its shell
A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
Can be a delight, can also be a living hell

A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
The regulator of ill encounters it brings
A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
The filth, the dirt, and the song of foul air it sings

A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
They say its culture, a norm that mustn’t disappear
A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
In no way it stands as my pride, no way near

A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
The beauty without it, a scene so pristine
A nut
It’s all it is, a green menace of a nut
How lovely, the cluster of opportunists unseen

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