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Forever Gone | Mulumba Ivan Mathias

"It’s but rubble now hills reduced to sludge by water’s might!" Photo by Edward Echwalu
“It’s but rubble now
hills reduced to sludge
by water’s might!”
Photo by Edward Echwalu

Was I not here once

soaking nature’s richness?

Didn’t I stand here and swear

each year to return

to absorb the beauty?

 

It’s but rubble now

hills reduced to sludge

by water’s might!

The flowers that embellished

edges of stone crusted paths,

the old men and women:

our guides that day,

are winds now

forever gone

with the beauty that trapped me.

Mulumba Ivan Matthias is a Ugandan author. His collection of poems, Poetry In Motion, was published in 2012. His poetry and short stories have been published in The Kalahari Review, Readers’ Café Africa, Africa Book ClubMunyori Literary Journal and Lawino. You can see more of his work on his blog http://mimulumba.wordpress.com/

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