Crying wants

By Noel Ihebuzor

 

Weeds of woes grow

 as wants groan and drone,

flourish when frail shallow deeds

 dance and dither puny,

piddle and idle, while

needling needs over-hang heavy,

in a darkling sad sky,

 

hunger hovers,

rages and glowers,

as hollow bellies rumble,

howling; needs shout

harsh, hoarse

hard to hide

 

begging vision with action

 to unbind the bound,

not flash bulb shallow flourish,

done to impress,

impotent sterile whimper

dripping like dribble,

trickling away

like treacle stored

in a beautiful raffia bag

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7 Responses to “Crying wants”


  1. 1 Susan L Daniels September 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Oh! This is powerful. I am probably getting this wrong, but it almost seems to me to be addressing the overwhelming problems of people–hungry people, ill people, etc.–that can never be addressed by rhetoric and showmanship of politicians.

  2. 5 Anne September 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Yes, it’s very effective – I found the final image of the senseless waste just dripping away, all that potential for life and beauty, just so strong.

  3. 6 Bruce Ruston September 13, 2012 at 6:05 am

    really liking this, strong use of words


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