Monthly Archives: April 2015

Where I Am From….(Guest Post)

Where she comes from.. Photo by Wambui Ndirangu

Where she comes from..
Photo by Wambui Ndirangu

I am from the rolling hills and the clashing thunder beating against the slithering slopes.

I am from the snow peak – reflecting shadows on the pine trees.

I am from the grassy fields with mountain goats skipping on their feet.

I am from wondrous places full of different shades of green.

I am from sunshine, happiness and joy indescribable!

I am from tinkering bells as cows come home from pasture.

I am from the land of the free fifty years on.

I am from the land of different tongues and colors – where black, red and green flags wave to and fro…

I am from Kenya!!!

Nyokabi Gatheru

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Posted by on April 20, 2015 in Uncategorized


She Must Come To Pass


Don't Resist     Photo by John Scully

Don’t Resist
Photo by John Scully

A collision casts the dice

An inevitable trajectory

Growth with a mind and life all its own

What you think or want doesn’t matter

Termination will be bloody

You could die or be torn in two

by strangers minding your business

Shouting for life, pulling your right leg

Screaming choice, hanging on your left


Weighting to heaviness

Slowing down to sitting

You are immobilized

Gnawing, scratching, wrenching

This wild cat won’t let you be

A slow walk of pacification

A deep breath to explain all will be well

You are wasting your effort

The traveller must get to the destination

Howling, lunging and clawing you

By the loins swinging and ripping

Life and death may be in a contest


The ground you rest on is hard

Your hands hold onto what is due

Your bloodied eyes look

into desolation and abandonment

You spread out in acceptance and surrender

Educated fibres lean in and push

Trained bones move into position

Hope and faith smooth out a way

She is strong in the North

Fruit is ripe in the East and West

The South kicks into a dance

A country is born and opens her eyes










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Posted by on April 19, 2015 in Uncategorized


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God, What is Your Name?

#147NotJustANumber; photo by Muratha Kinuthia

#147NotJustANumber; photo by Muratha Kinuthia

She pleads in Jesus’s name

for salvation of muslim neighbors

God’s army reports for duty

She must now recite the Istefta Dua

Her eyes beg those of the soldier

who killed a teacher of Fardh in Mogadishu

Allah didn’t read that Somalia news

Jehovah Jireh, please save her!

Jesus, Mohammad, Jehovah, Allah

and bullets swirl in a bloody pool of God




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Posted by on April 7, 2015 in Uncategorized


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