Rainfall in An African Village

Rainfall in An African Village

A Poem by Seyi Ojenike

In the village,
darkness sweeps through,
amidst blinding flashes,
and the rumbling of the sky's belly
as the winds blow in,
dust and fog follow.
dark clouds come hurrying with them
the trees sway - this way and that
to the whistling of the breeze,
as open windows and doors shut.
the iron roofs rattle
in rhythm to the song.
piles of waste dance around.

Screams of delighted children fill the air
as they dash off, naked,
like migrating birds,
turning and turning with the winds.
their mothers rushing after them.
older children come, hurry in from the stream
their pots of water spilling along.

A deafening roar of thunder,
preceded by flashes of lightning
shake the grounds
as women, girls,
race to retrieve flapping clothes.
amidst the uproar, comes
the pelting drops of rain.

© 2019 Seyi Ojenike

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You really manage to provide the reader with those inner pictures of what is taking place Love it.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Seyi Ojenike

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much for the review.
A very nice word picture of a common natural event here. Puts one right in the scene. Well done.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Seyi Ojenike

2 Months Ago

Wow, thanks a lot. Really appreciate.

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Added on October 30, 2019
Last Updated on December 9, 2019


Seyi Ojenike
Seyi Ojenike

Lagos, West, Nigeria

A Poet and playwright more..