Like monkeys we hung on trees
Chased by termites and honeybees
On though steel looking stems.

One branch to another, we swung
Plucking unripe fruits was wrong
We careless, childishly we belonged

To an age when life was full of fun,
From a stem to another, we turned
Casting away the unripe fruits, we ran

When the owners came out and yelled;
From the guava trees we once clustered
Unbroken spirit, we fell and even bleed.

Our acts were evil in the eyes of the old;
But we were young, not dull but bold.
Destructions were handy, so we held

On to fun at the top, as our only priority;
The trees we naked in seconds, before maturity
Could understand our childish sincerity.

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17 Comments

  1. vidur sahdev says:

    Wonderful….took me back to my monkey days and the guava and mango trees! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cordelia Stones says:

    Lovely work. Vincent you are talented, I had to make an email sub for your new poems. I can relate to this poem even over here in LA. Nice work.

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  3. mugambe says:

    Nice work..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I can understand.. growing up in Nigeria. Guava ..mango all the same .. we harvest before it ripes.. leaving the owners with yelling and an empty tree. Limbs broken , muscles tearing , who cares.. we will repeat same again

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  5. VJ Nelly Onyx says:

    Lovely.
    A tale of every Nigerian rural child. Clueless of the implication of our actions. One can also say that this has transitioned into our Political scene. Ill timing of inappropriate harvest.

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    • There goes a brother from same womb… Thanks for our comment, I agree with you when you view the unripe harvest by our childish mentality to the political scene but I will disagree because you and I did such only when we were but a child. Most Countries are not babies hence the political scene should be of adult reasoning.

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  6. Your words make me feel some kind of emotion…. and I’m liking it!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Bobbie says:

    You are such a talent

    Liked by 1 person

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