DESIDERATUM
I won’t keep tales that break Nor words that freak

DESIDERATUM

By  Evelyne Ongogo

I won’t keep words that harm

Nor sneers that hurt

I won’t carry a tool of despise

Nor attend a school of spite

I haven’t a space for hatred

For hating is all but heavy load

 

I won’t keep tales that break

Nor words that freak

I won’t sing songs of poison

Nor write letters of destruction

For writing letters of doom

Only makes me age with gloom

I want to be calm

Till my lot in abundance come

I want to keep my staid

And bear a big smile instead

Let my foes keep aside

For within me peace abides

 

But I won’t know if I’m weak

For I hate not to forgive

Let me forgive

If that makes me wiser

Let me laugh if it makes me happier

For such is what makes life lighter

©Dichol – Evelyn Ongogo

The poem is lifted from her anthology, The Eye Of A Smiling Sun

 

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