Friday, October 26, 2012

Innocent Prayer by Artwell Masuku

Dear lord
Perhaps I am being sinful
But I have one question
To ask
One that makes papa*
Lower his eyes
And talk of the weather

And O Dear lord
Mama* told me that
Only bad kids
Ask such silly questions
And I got a jolly
Good spanking

My Sunday school teacher
Miss Ncube speaks greatly of you
That you are
Gentle and loving

But now O Lord
I cannot wait any longer
And I don’t care
If I am disobeying
Papa, mama and Miss Ncube
For their lips are always
Tight and hard

Dear Lord Jesus Christ
Why does the man
Down the road
Have only one leg?

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