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Village Life

Mt-wilhelm-villageSAMUEL MORI

The early sun rays signal break of dawn
A child awakes with stifled yawn
The rooster crows, the birds they sing
The crackle of twigs tell a fire’s kindling

A mother hums, she makes some tea,
With ash-baked kaukau for the family,
One by one round the fire they gather,
And share together with mother and father

A day in the garden for women and children,
While the hunt is for on for big boys and men,
It’s in the evening that they return
To the warmth of home and the fire they burn

It’s a humble meal that fills their plate,
Story time follows the meal they ate
And one by one they fall to bed,
Though not rich, they’re happy instead

Such satisfaction in the toils and strife,
Of having a simple village life


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Michael Dom

A good every day story with a well laid out rhyme.

Some deeper digging will find fertile ground sooner.

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