Treasure Island

Mwende Mutiso

(Kenya)

The grave digger


The village doctor can't do anything more
"Call the grave digger today" he said
The grave digger has a job again
His family will be fed again
He receives the news with a smile
Someone has died this morning

It was child, one day old
His mother was too weak
The baby was too small
The labor lasted a whole day
Born in pain, died in pain
Life ended before it began

The grave digger didn't care for that
His family will not go hungry today
Not today

Submitted: Thursday, November 22, 2012

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