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15 days 15 minutes---flash fiction, flash poetry
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Kikuyu Lullaby

The world is full
of a number of things
we should all
be happy as kings.

I will wrap you my baby,
you'll grow to be a lady.

God dwells on the mountain,
God dwells in heaven,
we will travel there together,
again and again.

I will carry you my baby,
you'll grow to be a lady.

Wangari planted one million trees,
for firewood, food, and lasting peace.

I will wrap you my baby,
you'll grow to be a lady.

You will wrap me , my baby,
when I am an old lady.


Note: I can imagine Kenyan mothers of the Kikuyu tribe, singing this to their daughters, in honor of Wangari Matthie, Nobel Prize winner.







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