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The earth in my shoe by Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace
The earth in my shoe.


I have seen hands that burn with pains,
I've seen dirt of clean heart; of flames
have I seen galloping spirits
famished of the sky in high speeds.


I've heard of pains and seen of hearts winds;
Dancing stream waves to the wailing winds.
I've heard of saints whose filthy hands seems clean
and washed of a thousand hypo yet unclean.


I've seen a bastard whose motherhood
is a disgrace to the noble fatherhood,
And I've drawn images of me in their shoes;
Kind and wild images of me in their shoes.


Who cooks the meal, the fire or the pot?
Whose fault holds Salt when guiltless was Lot?
My shoes are wilder than a hanged breath
and my toes are bigger than a peaceful death.


The earth is in my shoe, I know how they feel
I feel their pains and their silence; I feel
their courageous fear to speak; their panting breath
prays for peace but few are the stars; else lives six feet depth.


"words from the innocent mind"
           Philip Peace

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