Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 01/01/20

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The Past is Greener

With the seriousness
Of a peeping Tom
A boy lurks in green-

He’s the chameleon
That goes one
With the foliage.

Watching closely as an eaglet,
An herbalist strips
Off his clothes.

He who heals the mad
Has he gone mad too?
He plucks plants,

Put them in his tunic
Put on back his trappings and
Back to heal the invalid.

I was the awestricken boy
Learning in reticence.
The past is greener.

©Fareed Agyakwah all rights reserved


Fareed Agyakwah- is an African poet committed to PESTEL (Political, Economical, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal) poems and artistic activism. Both poems reflect on Africa’s natural past- even healing the African way. While the former reflects on his childhood experience, the latter draws a link between nature and religion. His work has appeared in several magazines, journals, e-zines and anthologies such as Cajun Mutt Press, Setu Bilingual, The First Anthology of World Gogyoshi, Nationalism (Africa VS North America) Vol.2, Versatile Verses, Peace: A Pathway to Love and Harmony, The Harmony: Indo- African Footprints, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, Cascade and Sunup.

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