Pale Thoughts, poetry written by Nnane Ntube at Spillwords.com
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Pale Thoughts

Pale Thoughts

written by: NNANE NTUBE

@NnaneNtube

 

O what can man do? Life’s no life,
Sitting and sadly watching
The world being dragged behind
by a virus’ trenchant hands
And listening to voices soaked in wails

O where can man go?
Home has put on a strange face
And inmates are wearing away
Leaving behind untold tales,
Loose pages dancing in the wind

Pale mouths can’t stand a tear
Our lifestyles we’ve kicked away
To ascertain a save stay
Wherefore man’s his own ghost
As he wanders on a lifeline
Like a leafless, abandoned tree

O how quick our hearts beat
Like a talking drum
Pleading for an end of life’s pause
Drumming and drumming
Like a djembe, inviting Frey

Nnane Ntube

Nnane Ntube

Nnane Ntube hails from Cameroon. She is a teacher of English and French Languages. She holds a B.A in English Language and a B.A in Bilingual Studies obtained from the University of Yaounde 1. Nnane also has a diploma in Bilingual letters (English and French) obtained from the Higher Teacher's Training College, Yaounde. She is a youth envoy for peace and democracy. Her poems have featured in many online magazines, journals and international anthologies. Nnane believes in using poetry to advocate for change.
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