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The Quiet- Poem of Lagos

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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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