Friday, November 26, 2010

Ms. Ann Christian is a Chameleon and a Half (poem)

Ms. Ann Christian next door is a chameleon and a half.
Every morning, in a long dress and white headscarf,
She kneels beside her bed and prays in earnest
But that part of the day is clean from the rest:
She’ll break any given commandment in a heartbeat
And I’m told that gossip is her bread and meat.
Her contradictory behaviour got me thinking:
Do we constantly avoid the road that leads to sinning
Or are we just pious in the morning?

(c) Alex N Nderitu

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