Three Poems, by Esther

The following poem was written as part of a poetry-writing event at Spurgeons Academy, to mark World Poetry Day

Three Poems

By Esther Akaoth


All the trees

We stand in fields

We stand on hills

We stand on the banks of streams

You see us everywhere you go

But do you know our names?

The Jacaranda

I grow in rows

Along the streets

In village and towns

I give cool shade when the sun is hot

And shelter from the wind

My bush flowers come once a year

Then drop down at my feet

The coconut palm

I grow beside the shady store

I am very tall and thin

You need a rope to climb my trunk and throw the ripe nuts down

The nuts are full of oil and milk

My leaves are useful too

For making mats and trays and thatch

To roof your house for you.

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