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A Vision of Climate, a poetry by Muhammad Adam Rahis

I dreamed that I was poor and sick and sad,
Broken in hope and weary of my life,
My ventures all miscarrying-naught had
For all my labor in the heat and strife.
And in my heart some certain thoughts were rife
Of an unsummoned exit. As I lay
Considering my bitter State, I cried:
‘Alas! That hither I did ever stray.
Better in some fair country to have died
Than live in such a land, where fortune
( Unless he be successful) crowns

Then, even as I lamented, there came
A troop of presences I knew not whence
Nor what they were, thought cannot rightly name
What’s known through spiritual evidence,
Reported not by gross material sense.
‘Why come here? I seemed to cry
(Thought naught
My sleeping tongue did utter ) to the first
What are? with what woful message fraught?
Have a ghastly look, as ye had burst
Some sepulcher in memory. Weird creatures,
I’m sure I’d know you if ye had out features.

Some subtle organ noted the reply
(Inaudible to ear of flash the tone)
The finest Climate in the world am I,
From Maiduguri to Yobe known from the Sierra to the sea. The zone called semi-tropical I’ve pulled about
And placed it where it does most good, I trust.
I shake my never-failing bounty out
Alike upon the just and the unjust;
That’s very true, said I, but when to shaken
My share by the unjust is ever taken;

Permit me, it resumed, now to present
My eldest son, the champagne atmosphere,
And other to rebuke your discontent
The Mammoth squash, strawberry All the year,
The fair no lightning-flashing only here
The wholesome Earthquake and Italian sky,
With it’s unstriking sun and last, not least,
The compos mentis Dog. Now, ingrate, try
To bring a better stomach to the feast:
When Nature makes a dance and pays the Piper,
To be unhappy is to be a viper!

Why, yet; said I, with all your blessing fine
( And Heaven forbid that I should speak them ill)
I yet am poor and sick and sad. Shine
With more of splendor then of heat for still,
Although my will is warm, my bones are chill;
Then warm you with enthusiasm blaze
Fortune waits not on toil, they cried; O then
Join the wild chorus clamoring our praise
Throw up your beaver and throw down you pen!
“Begone! I shouted. They bewent, a smirking,
And I , awakening, fell straight a-working.

Muhammad Adam Rahis, a Nigerian Writer from Maiduguri, and one of the youngest poet from Borno Literary Society.
My works ranging from poetry and articles. Contact:

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