Colorful and Ravenous



colorful and ravenous



Colorful and ravenous:

thereby capturing matter.

so gravity winning ferociously.


and minute matter

of all sorts of colors.



unwillingly, sliding and undulating


as a hostage in the hands of their captor.


hence corroding

the landscape.


Colorful and ravenous

yes, the water is colorful.

yet, hungry for effectiveness.

therefore, don’t undermine its effect.

it’s beautiful yet powerful.

’cause as it moves down the stream,

it carries fertile soil.

sand, stones, also debris, sticks

and anything that it can carry.


Talk of soil erosion:

land degradation.

fertile soil diminishing.

it’s nutrients being wasted away.

the environmentalists,

wouldn’t like this!


The fish ain’t happy either.

they are in deep confusion

since the waters are polluted.

thereby filled with contaminants.

their home is invaded mercilessly.

hence they feel uncomfortable.

suffocated ’cause there is no air to breath


Who else ain’t happy

the fishermen shake their heads in disbelief

since their livelihood is at stake.

Somebody else ain’t happy.

the fishermen’s customers.

’cause of the water pollution.

resultantly, the fishermen ain’t catching.


The consumers ain’t happy either

cause the market doesn’t have much

of the delicacy, they are used to enjoy

’cause of its scarcity

prices have gone up.


In high school, I learned about these issues

even went for field trips

yet, it still feltĀ  unreal

like, what?

water erosion

and pollution are detrimental.

even to the human race?

Now, that I’m older

I see it

hence I get it

Human beings are stewards of the earth.The heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth He has given to humanity

the land, the air, and the sees.

We do what’s humanly possible.

Educate others.

eventually, they will get it.

In turn they pass on the knowledge

I do get it now,

and I keep on learning.

and God does the rest.


it seems several groups ain’t happy.

what a chain of events?

one thing leading to another.

Because of this.

Consequently, this happened.

Therefore this had to happen

Wherefore we have to act like this

Since we cannot afford this delicacy

thereby resorting to option B

What an interdependence!




About Mavis Chuma

I love Jesus. I love life. I love people. My life is hid in Christ in God. I belong to God & am seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. As Jesus is in heaven so am I in the world. So I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I am a winner.

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