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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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BT

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Vote for Rules



Pebbles are buses hurtling into the air
Women and babies are tossed out like grain
Men with lost souls grab bags of dead souls
Youth with bloody minds do a march to evil
Angry spears will gut policemen tonight
Kenya races to murder, to death, to hell
I sip on my glass and press the remote
and wonder if these people are Kikuyus like me

A President drops bus rules to pick up votes
The Minister represents himself overseas
A creamy investment is sliced first for him
His Assistant nibbles at a housing scheme
An MP drools at a business moving like a tortoise
Cocaine moves quicker and feeds faster
Cheers to these men who are Kikuyus like me

The bus crushes into my gate
Red-eyed youths break through the doors
Police will only help if I give them a ride
A spear pins my wife to the ground
Neighbours are running and screaming
Am spinning and my house is heaving
I open my eyes and press rewind
I will vote for rules and not for Kikuyus like me

BT

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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