The Barren Land

this land was fertile

this land was productive

this land was a plantation

yes, a banana plantation

yes, a coffee plantation

yes, a forest plantation

but weeds flooded in

weeds set it on fire

weeds choked trees

weeds cleared bananas

weeds burned the coffee

weeds assassinated the land

till trees held a meeting

and chose their delegates

to drive out the weeds

but the weeds fought back

weeds resisted the agrochems

and bombed the soil

distorting its fertility

and the land is still barren!

———Stephen M. Mutuku———

7 thoughts on “The Barren Land

  1. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. thank you


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