Another poem inspired by linocut by Billy Mandindi titled ‘Happy flute player’
The flute of life 

Tuned with experience 


Perfectly pitched to the listening ear

We are beguiled as by the piper of Hamlin

To keep in step 

Drumming heartbeats 

Pattering footfalls 

Thundering thoughts 

Tinkling tears

Pealing laughter 
In sync; out of sync 

We twirl, glide, wiggle, bounce, jiggle, stomp 

To the flute of life. 

Oma Okolo (c) 2006