The goat mate


Written by: Flourish Joshua

Daily, when I see mama’s goats
Parade out of their barn to the streets
To toil their breakfast themselves,
I’d like to think they’re of age.

And oft they’d begin their toiling;
From mama Gbenro’s bitter leaves
To mama Yewande’s water leaf plantation,
Then, to Baba Ade’s yam peels.

The night one of them returned with injury,
Mama knew it was either
Mama Gbenro’s stone, mama Yewande’s stick or
Baba Ade’s pestle that had injured it.

And sometimes, I see them gather,
Climbing each other’s spine desperately
And bleating like ones that mourneth for their mother;
Attempting to mate and produce kids.

When I see them mate,
I’d like to widely open my eyes unblinkingly
Like the eyewink duel
Of the Children of Lanwa –

Not missing an act of the Scene;
For it was pleasant to the eye.
Nothing was more interesting to us
Than when goats mate in Lanwa.

Sometimes, they’d ‘wow’ us:
The kids would attempt to mate their mother,
As young as they were,
But She’d often protect herself with her horns.

Oh! How interesting it was
To watch goats mate in Lanwa;
For they were the Lanwawood Actors
Everyone would want to see.

About Flourish Joshua 29 Articles
*BIOGRAPHY* Flourish Joshua, a.k.a FJSpeaks, an African Writer and Poet, was born on the 24th day of August in the late 19s. He hails from Adavi Local Government, in Kogi State, but was born in Kaduna and bred in Lagos. His hands founded Poetry at age 12 and he had been doing it with all his might. He bagged his School Cert. from Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun State. Where he was a page Poetry god and Lord of Literature. He has written over 500 reasonably professional Poems, (published and Unpublished) 10 Novels and 100s of short stories. On the 23rd day of Sept., He won the 3rd Prize at the 7th NGOZI AGBO Essay Competition hosted by the Prestigious University of Lagos. He is presently a writer for the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide. Most of his Poems, published and unpublished, cuts across real life happenings, satirizes Governmental eerieness and deals with real life trends. His award winning Poems *"CHIDE ABUSE"* and *"ADISA'S JEWEL"* are spreading like wildfire, recently being published in the Yaba College of Technology's Anniversary Magazine. His Poems are currently being read by over five thousand people weekly in the Weekly publication of an International Organization. His works has been highly recognised by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and other National and International dignitaries... He was recently appointed as one of the short story writers for TVC children show aired twice every week. Flourish Joshua is single as as the time this Biography was written. He is also a Singer, playwright, Dramatist, Song Writer and an Acoustic Lead Guitarist. The multi-talented young man aims for the mastery of his pen and to be widely read across the globe; changing and transforming lives through his writings as a life wire. 🍃 You can find Flourish Joshua on FB: IG: Twitter:

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