Monthly Archives: May 2014

MY LEADERS

MY LEADERSOnly the disturbing wings of the flyHissing at the corners of the gravy roomWho died still a puzzleStraight heads would pass for a lecture roomBlack robed in a modern market squareHigh benched listen ready to give dictationOnly the spirits … Continue reading

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THE WIFE

THE WIFEThe fog smoking to the skiesArchitecting more grey cloudsThe ticking hands of the clockDay getting old for more sunraysWith the luggage, I slam the door behind Praying for traffic to fold upUgly devils working round my brainsThe brakes should … Continue reading

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GET OFF THE SHEETS

GET OFF THE SHEETSDancing in the wildTossing in the desertsFreaking in the woodsCheering with the birdsA thunder in the midstShaking I open my eyesIt’s been a long nightI have to get off the sheets Warm bath greets the daySweet breakfast … Continue reading

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NUNGARI MUCHAI THIRTY ONE

Dedicated to dear friend Nungari Muchai on her 31st Birthday NUNGARI MUCHAI THIRTY ONE None of the years wastedUnless you missed a step alongNever will I ever give upGone are the dark doomed daysAnd here lives the blessed meRivers of … Continue reading

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THE MORAN

THE MORAN Dreadlocks running down his shoulders So red to pass for a bloodbath But traditional beauty veins deep My brother the great Moran His eyes black with strange look Not fear but ready to strike His white teeth gives … Continue reading

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NOT FOREVER MAMALAND

NOT FOREVER MAMALAND Down the valleys, through the greensFresh air I have missed in yearsStill beautiful, still warm are you mamalandGone I was but not forever mamaland The morning corn, the ewe’s milkWhat beautiful mornings I missedThe cattle rushing to … Continue reading

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THE RIVER THAT FLOWS

THE RIVER THAT FLOWSWhat’s the fizz, sends me scary under the bedWhat would be of me if they broke the wooden doorAlmighty, Allah, is it possible to turn me invisibleBang, bang and bang, those must be metal rods knockingBut is … Continue reading

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Sing a different song

Sing a different song The neighborhood rotting by dayAir not fresh like was years backGreen nature gone and not to cattle’s bellyThat’s why I will sing a different song The young no longer stands for the oldFumes oozing from nostrils … Continue reading

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Little boy’s life

Little boy’s life By the window he peepedPraying they leave the table soonFor their leftovers makes his dinnerSo he peeped by the window Through the hole he watchedCheering quietly at the matchFor a penny too much for the feeSo he … Continue reading

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POETRY MAKE CHANGE

Ways to make change

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