Life Unparalleled

Loving Life as a Foreign Service Family – Current Parallel 41° 23' N – Barcelona, Spain

The Quiet- Poem of Lagos


The Quiet

Honking horn

Crowing rooster

Peddlers selling fabrics worn


Brakes squeal

Birds squabble

Children begging for their meal


Generator roar

Cooled air blows

The guards screening at gate door

Cars splash

Gardener mows

Chickens pecking in the trash


Buses groan

Hot fence hums

Dehumidifiers moan


Kids at play

Rain drops splat

Mosque is calling time to pray


Intercom beep

Bored dogs howl

Offspring never go to sleep


Down I’ve lain

Ear plugs in

Why does silence cause me pain?


Full of thoughts

Busy brain

Lagos noise it never stops.

–Dy July 2017


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