For all she was a Rauspidour

Yet she dined the swamp

Just to prove to all the land

A defying daughter of the man!


She taught legends to myth

Tarnished superstitions and hoax

Created a Kingdom, the swamp yield

To the rambles of a Rauspidour spring


If she takes the name of a bastard

who else defy such a man?

A lovely spring of a loved woman

The only one!…

If she wasn’t hung on a tree!


How can two kings rule a tiny Kingdom?

He taught about it hard overnight

The next night

The swamp had candles all over the dirty water




by Odudu Apkaete


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