JUVENILE NONSENSE by Ndifreke George

March 11, 2017

Wham! Somebody falls

A deafening noise follows

Heavy feet tramp the rug into bare wood

Leave me alone, follows a sweet laugh

Adults in children’s pajamas

Grey hair submerged in black dye

All neighbours fade of the show

Quarrelsome couple stirred anew they think

Jealous of the laughs from tickles we all know

Children dragged from sweet dreams sleep

Why the noise ̶ still undefined

Sounds like myriad of fight and fun

Dad and mum always disturb

Mum’s wrapper on the entrance

Shared by the bright corridor and dark bedroom

If in Eve’s suit, they dare not guess

A silly play dad always starts

Especially in cold tempting blue nights

And mum too weak to decline

They wake the children yet don’t care

Just wish they could mellow the sweet decibel


Ndifreke George is an emerging writer based in Lagos. Some of his works have appeared on Social Justice Poetry, The Poet Community, and Antartica Journal in addition to other prints. He is presently a script writer for Humour TV, and a volunteer literary contributor with Bravearts Africa.


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