Friday, 24 March 2017

I’m Scared! - Adamou Idé

I’m scared!
 Yes, I do not conceal it from you
 I say it: I’m scared!
 I’m scared
 Of all anthems you sing
 Elixirs vomited noisily
 Brought forward
 I’m scared of your flags
 cracking in the wind of your madness
 I’m scared!
 To you I confess my fear
 I’m scared of your erected tents
 Sparse in the flowered gardens
 I’m scared of your adult games
 In the pedestrian corridors
 I know that one day
 You will shoot me!
 I’m scared
 Yes, I confess my fear
 I’m scared of your gloved hands
 Hiding numerous cactus
 I’m scared when a child
 Claims for life in his cold cradle
 I’m scared when he shows ecstasy
 I know that one day
 You will shoot him!

Adamou Idé (born 1951) Niger
Source: The Tomathon

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