Monthly Archives: November 2012

A dance to truth

Listen…(Photo by John Scully)

It’s not her but the other
who must hear the sound
Stop his stumble
and change his style
Self righteousness stiffens her spine

60 years of history
Elongate fear
Foment lies
Cement prejudices
Increase the players
who live on these hills

The land and the players
do a tense muomboko dance
It’s a curtain call
A two step ordered by the government
Toes will be stepped on
They must not be crushed

She must swing
Not march like a soldier
There are no chosen ones
All players will be twirled
Sharp tongues and their two left feet
are shown the door
The land only does a jig
to the sound of truth


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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Buy in or Sell out? (photo by John Scully)

One thousand shillings:
Price of the bargain
Level of temptation
Standard for wise purchase?
Amount that is saved?
Loss to the maker of originals
Out of a worker’s pocket
Less for taxation
Stolen from a nation
Cheer for mediocrity
Praise for dishonesty
To sell or buy the future


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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Uncategorized