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A Modest Garden

Offer me the simple life... The minimalistic comfort... A two square meals...With a modest garden

ByNokho Nyekha

Updated 28 Dec 2020, 9:25 am

Representational image (PHOTO: Pixabay)
Representational image (PHOTO: Pixabay)

Grant me the courage
To unclothe the wants
And ephemeral desires 
To break from the chains
That bears me to the world


Offer me the simple life
The minimalistic comfort
A two square meals
With a modest garden
To grow and to rear

Hand me the tranquil life
A quiet cabin
Beside a stream
Of fresh water
In the pine woods

Pass me a library
Of thought provoking books 
Carefully picked by readers
Books that challenge 
The notions of existence


Give me a cozy niche
Beside a hearth
Where I can compose
And unwind
This torpedo of thoughts

And when my time is done
Cremate my body
Let the wind take me
Leave not a grave 
In my memory


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Nokho Nyekha

Nokho Nyekha

The poet is an Independent Researcher of Indigenous Traditions, a freelance writer and talent agent


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