Orphan Village

Down in the Orphan village

the sunset with parents

who cannot endure HIV Aids;

a plague so thrift at its arrest

in our rainbow nation;

HIV Aids kill without mercy

parents of innocent children

living them with tears of sorrow

like a fallen star in a hostile world;

when memory of children beckons for future,

those consanguinal ties of parent child

is shredded to dust of cyclonic wind

living a broken melody to an orphan,

who must journey in the wilderness of life

without parental love and tenderness;

till a band of angels come

And carry the orphans home to heaven.