Sample Poems

This poem comes from a collection of poems and stories called “Why Are Animals”.

Happy Easter

It ain’t very funny

for the Easter Bunny

when we hide his eggs in the garden

and in the yard an’

all over the house.

He’s not a mouse

that looks all around

eating whatever he found.

He likes to sit on his arse

eating dandelions and grass,

incubating his eggs

between his legs.

He’s a dumb rabbit

because it’s a funny habit

to hatch out chocolate

– that’s no way to populate.

 

 

This poem comes from a collection of poems and stories called “The Afroverse”.

The Serengeti Sonnet

In the arid, dusty plains of the Serengeti

grow the wild and straggly savannah spaghetti,

between which graze a myriad of gnus and gazelles

that browse at grass roots, sniffing becquerels.

Whilst cheaters and dandelions lurk in their prides

and ornithologists lie in weight in their hides

the mega-herds assemble in preparation

of moving home from nation to nation.

And the maasai morans that are no longer allowed

walk where the lion’s prides are no longer proud,

at the foot of the grumbling, volcanic craters

between natron salts and manyara gaters.

This is the Afrique of days gone bye,

lost wonders that make even crocodiles cry.