I still recall-
That rare creature
A Mutooro girl
With a thick mass of falling black curls
Onto her tender face kissing and tossing
Like a lily in a cool after-drizzle-breeze
Abooki*, how can I describe her face?
Those brown watery eyes,
Pleading, oo, pleading-almost dosing…
Like two moons lighting up the sky
That honey-dripping mouth
And lips, so succulent-mmnh!
Glowing cheeks and a pointed nose
A neck, graceful as a crane’s
In the breeze, gently swaying
So slender, so youthful
The daughter of Bachwezi*, how can I put it?
The mango-like breast pulsating with life
The slimmest, most fashionable waist
A pale peachy skin
So smooth, so soft
Oo, how shall I say it?
Firm, well-curved hips
On legs of bamboo
Upon which I gazed, gazed
and gazed-more wildly…
Then, I saw, a perfect beauty!
[*Abooki is one of pet names Batooro of western Uganda use. Batooro are also said to have originated from Chwezi empire aka Bunyoro-Kitara which ruled the Nile Valley]
Rogers Atukunda, the author, is a writer and journalist