Thursday, April 28, 2011


Chinese dragon, Bengal tiger,
Asian elephant, African lion,
Sea of fire, lake of salt –
The clouds can take on any form!

Now white pillows on a blue sheet,
Now speeding space ships, wherever from,
And now a grey ceiling blocking the sun’s heat –
I love to watch the clouds transform!

Back when I was a young lad,
Rather than play football or skip ropes,
I used to lie on the grass, facing skywards,
Just to see the clouds perform!

I’ve seen Washington crossing the Delaware
And Jesus Christ giving a sermon.
’Saw Napoleon at Waterloo but before I could yell, “Beware!”,
The clouds changed again, as is their norm!

(c) Alex N Nderitu

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