Becky: The Missing Key

Posted: May 15, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Awuol Gabriel Arok, Poems.

By Awuol Gabriel Arok, Juba, South Sudan

John Garang wih the family of Jambo

John Garang wih the family of Jambo

My living ghost; tell the world my distress,

I am alone in the desert, among deadly scorpions,

Their tails like summer’s barks,

My bag is locked; and I have no key to open it;

Yes, Becky; the missing key.

And for sure, I know, one day, one time I will find;

My favorite Becky among the rocks and sand dunes;

My first action, thanks giving to the desert king;

Yes Becky; will no longer be the missing key.

If I gets that shiny metal; I will open my big belly bag,

Viewing it open, remove out my handkerchief,

Unsocial the salty tears from my teary face,

Take out my necklaces and finger rings and put them on again;

Remove the years’ rugs; straighten myself and put on my African’s dresses,

Then Becky will no longer be the missing key

I will not go to my house; to make itself celebration;

I will rush to friends and relatives to tell them about the found key;

I know; my uncle will talk a lot; and my elder brother;

Will call Nhialic several times;

There! Becky will get blessings;

And Becky will no longer be the missing key

May be! One night

I will hear crickets singing their melodies;

While Becky snore at the middle of the night;

I will be seeing dim moon light outside;

while Becky breast feed her young toddler;

And here is Becky the murderer of my heart;

And my best homing key.

From the author unpublished book “The wisdom horn” who is reachable at

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