A Lost Memory

19 Feb

I don’t recall what I did on Monday

It belongs to a never-never world

I live in only a portion of my mind

Where there is more than enough room

for me to stretch out and grow

What I did on Monday may have been wrong

Or it could have frowned at what I need to do today

In my 20s I hurtled into the future

Blowing a thick dust and burying the past


I don’t remember the word

But I can tell you what it means

I used to have lots of vocabulary

I flowed succinctly and rapidly to applause

Now others unload their powerful bags of words

I do not envy or regret and I am not afraid

Maybe I talked too much

and what I said is enough

No one may have use for more of my words

If they do, I will remember what they need to hear


At 70 I may lose all of my mind

I will exit the stage like a dancer with no legs

I will hear the same thing for the first time

Everyday I will receive the new gift of my old dog

I will marvel at every sunset

I will not know why you look at me and cry

Please remember to serve me my githeri and tea

Though my mind may be lost for all words

Look into my joyful eyes

for the memory of pleasure



Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “A Lost Memory

  1. Sammy Kerre

    February 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Wamuyu, been a long time since we last communicated. Am I so excited to read your poems. There’s a gift we didn’t know about. I guess it’s one reason to thank God for the net and blogs. Thank you for sharing the language of your heart with our ears. We may not fully understand the genesis of the thought, or the spark for a particular line, but deep calls to deep and we do get the drift. God bless you and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you.

    • btwamuyu

      February 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Thanks Sammy, much appreciated


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