A Bed that Floats by Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy

Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy

A Bed that Floats



Do you not

                love

                         a bed that floats?

It carries you about

And you dream of travelling in fluffy skies

Lost in a hazy dreamland as Alice,

You twist and turn happily on the bed

Smiling and giggling from faraway wonderland

You touch birds and wave at the heavens

Which you can almost touch

If you should stand.


Then your bed gets soaked

And water touches your clothes

And you wonder how your floating bed

Suddenly became wet.


You wake up and see rooftops only

Shock hugs wonderment as you look around

Houses are deeply submerged in water

Mama and Papa are nowhere to be found

The flood has swallowed everything

All around is water

And

         you are

                        drifting

           about in it...

                        On a bed

                                         that floats.


For the flood victims in Haiti.


© Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy 2016



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