IN TIMES OF ABUNDANCE 2 – PREPARATION FOR SCARCITY

This is a continuation of my last post. Please read this one only after reading my previous post.

evening

1.

In the even when weakness visited my dwelling,

And the shadow of helplessness followed me around.

My heart feared and legs trembled in readiness to abandon

before father’s words came to remembrance.

“In helplessness lies the lessons of true humility”

– to know how to conduct when strength abounds.

For the abundance of strength opens way for pride

which sits on the shoulder of the mighty.

Self assurance hovers around him,

till the day comes

When his horse trips and he hangs on a tree-branch

With his head below and his legs above

No one shall deliver him from his helplessness,

‘Cos pride attracts only mockers in days of scarcity

2.

I lived continuously in complete denial of death

Praying daily that it will loiter not in my corridor

Never by mistake walked along the valley and the shadow of death

But one day neighbor came down with the flu,

the flu came back with cholera,

And cholera took him some feet below

funeral

To the place I feared to go

My heart jumped and escaped from my chest

Before the words of father came ringing

Death takes one and reminds the other

That someday on his knees he’ll give account to the maker

fear disappeared and reasoning came alive:

All I did was smile when priest preached at the funeral

for he said things father told me long ago.

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Our earth will soon reach the point it started from last year

The dryness of September will come back again

Birds that sang this morning will go back to sleep at night

To everything there is a time and a season.

In times of abundance won’t you prepare for scarcity?

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