It was dusk

They were in a hurry

Paul, John, Jake and Larry

The darkness was creeping in

They lifted the earth

Covering the last piece of evidence

A wicked bunch of rebels

Young and foolish they were

They smiled at themselves

Mission accomplished!

Deeds buried!

Oh, how smart they were…

…or so they thought

They picked up their tools

And fled the scene of the crime

No one saw them

No one suspected a thing

No one in sight to judge their sin

No cause for alarm!

Off to their home

Straight to the shower

And ….to their beds

They shut their eyes

Happy with their success

Pay day was in a few hours

The boss would be so proud of them

But little did they know

That was just the beginning

The wind blew hard

As they snored their guilt away

The blanket of sand upon the earth was lifted high

The trees bowed down to welcome the rain

And then the rain poured

Weeping like a mother who had just lost her child

It poured

In anger…it poured

Uncovering every buried piece of evidence

Revealing the hidden evil

The earth, wind and rain formed a partnership

As the rebels snored away

The earth, wind and rain had a vision

They were determined to accomplish their mission…

…Oh, what a night it was!

And then the morning came

Everything naked

Everything revealed

Everyone saw it

Everyone knew it

All that was covered was now naked

Naked for all to see

Naked it was

Doomed they were


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

BBM Channel: C002F2845



© 2016 Sylvia Chika



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I’ve heard all you’ve said…I’m touched

Your heart feels squashed

Don’t let your spirit be crushed

Just let the pain be washed

(Upset) Oh…I’m doing it again!

This disguise I must squash


They hurt you every time

You cry all the time

You weep on my shoulders e-v-e-r-y time

I cry with you sometimes

(Angry) I’m done!

This is a crime!


I’ve loved you for so long

You put me in a zone I don’t belong

My heart you’ve hung

(Teary-eyed) That’s just wrong!

I’m now your tag-along

But not for long


You call me friend

But my heart you apprehend

“A true friend to the end”

 (Scoffs) What a fool I’ve been!

I’ve been in this zone far too long…why…I really can’t comprehend

So all I’ve done is pretend


But today I draw the line

This zone I decline

I’m not your kin…stop piercing my heart like a porcupine

I’ve waited twelve years for you to be mine

I’m tired of being sidelined

(Walks away) I’m out!


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

BBM Channel: C002F2845



© 2016 Sylvia Chika