Sunday, 21 January 2018

THE END OF A MAN

A man steady demise begins
From perceptions he holds within
About his inadequacies

A man is half dead
When he thinks there’s someone better
Far much than the deserves good things

A man is dead, he who fears
Because he can’t bring himself to action
For his mind conceives destruction

A man ends begins when he craves
Solitude, away from a woman’s love
For solitude is self-euthanisation

A man’s thoughts make him
Good or bad, it will manifest
In what he attracts not what he desires

Be mean to thy self
And the world will reciprocate

Give, and the world will too

A POLITICIAN’S MIND

The electorate is one mass of ignoramus
So very clueless about the taxes they pay
So I’ll promise them that I and I alone
Can bring them development never seen
I swear they don’t even know they pay taxes
And that development isn’t to be promised
But a mandate of leaders

Last time I promised them roads
Tarmaced to a baby’s skin smoothness
None of roads were constructed the past four years
This year, I’ll bring out bulldozers
And ask them to elect me, so that I can complete projects
The ones I started, but I truth, I am not done
Visiting the world with their money
I haven’t been to Bahamas yet, that’s the incomplete project

We will be doomed if we walk the talk
The hospitals will be well stocked with drugs
And facilities, the doctors well paid
The roads will be well tarmaced, passable through the year
I mean if we do all these, where will we steal?
What will we promise them every five years?
We don’t need to the moon, do we?

WHY WOULD YOU CARE?

And the rising sun brings forth uncertainties
A cold shiver runs through your spine
You loved a man that you barely knew
Now, you are almost sure he’s on his way
To lands yonder, having stolen your happiness

Nights find you sipping your favorite wine
Hurt and confused by all that’s happening
Scared too of thinking about the future
Drunk, you ask yourself, why would you care?
Yes, why would give a shit?

You are out of your mind, and you like it that way
You swear you’ll do whatever it takes
To get back even with him, whatever it takes
And when everything’s been done and dusted
He’ll live with regret for the rest of his life
But for now why would you care

When every has been broken and to trust
You must begin from scratch cautious like scientist
Yes, you are a scientist trying to experiment again
After a failed attempt, grave as leaving you broken hearted

But then you won’t care about anything anymore 

LONG DISTANCE COMMUTING WOES

Every time I am travelling long distance, which of course is anywhere I can’t get in under three hours by walking, I often rue my forgetfulness. Like how can a sane man forget to pick his car from the show room? Of course I can’t go there now because parking fees have accumulated over time, and now I have to part with millions. This should serve as a polite reminder to people out there: GO GET YOUR CARS BEFORE YOU FACE THE SAME PREDICAMENT AS ME.  In the mean time let me get dirty water splashed in me whenever the angels above squirt incessantly up there. It is a deserved punishment, on top of others that I am about to tell.

From experience passed on by our elders, you may attract unspecified curse if you don board a matatu with RIFT in its name, although people with healthy imaginations have tried to give reasons for our affinity to anything rift. One of them is that other matatu Sacco’s will leave you in the bush. For that matter every time I am travelling I either board Great Rift Shuttle, or North Rift depending on the price of fare. On this particular day, I am in Great Rift Shuttle offices very early. It turns out that there were others who were earlier than me and had occupied all seats except 1x (for those who picked their cars before parking fees skyrocketed, it is the seat between the driver and the other passenger).

Well, for the uninitiated, that seat has rules which no one bothers to tell you.

  1.       That seat is not very friendly for tall people.
  2.        Better avoid that seat if you had too much nocturnal business
  3.        It is advisable to inquire if the driver has a boil on his right buttock, which will force him to sit at an angle close tot you.
  4.       The seat is EXTREMELY OUT OF BOUNDS if 1, 2 and 3 applies to you

And because no one had warned me about the rules which I have generously stated above, I found myself climbing a matatu that had that seat as if it had been reserved for me. Previously I had used that seat without any problems. But not on this journey. I am tall. I am sleepy. The driver seemed to have a boil on his buttock, so he sat way too close to me leaving too much space on the other end. One could get the impression that he was ferrying a ghost on that side. Every time he changed the gear, and he did it way too much, he would knock me in a very unpleasant way. In fact it could be considered illegal. He would knock me back and forth, until we reached somewhere I do not care to remember. The mat gets stopped by cops and all of us are ordered to get out. Apparently the driver had been over speeding. He checked the speed governor like a thousand times with a grimace on his face.

We got out and I had the chance to stretch my tall lanky legs that should have been competition with Rudisha, and not merely talking my brain to the library or other equally useless places. By useless I mean places that people get paid to get there first. I could get the library or class faster than anyone. I am talented in that. No one can beat me in that. My fastness seems to be rewarded in reverse. One time I got to class at six in the morning, only for my laptop to be stolen.

The cops do what they are renowned for. The driver haggles with one who seemed to be the boss. He did not have blue uniform. They both settle for 2k which the driver did not have. He asks me to give him so that he could refund when we got to Nairobi. I flatly refused, not because I did not have but because I wanted to punish him for having a boil on his buttock. Of course we cannot rule out the fact that I did not have the money. Another passenger gave him the money, killing my prayers. I wanted us to be sold to another matatu so that I could take another seat. Prayers are not my thing, I guess that was what god was trying to convey to me.


We proceed with the journey. Thank god I did not lose a body party, although I almost lost my mind. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

What more could I ask for?

That smile-your smile- appears to me
Like a well sculpted piece of art
It appears to me
Like God use its specifications
To create the sun
And in His generosity spoke
“Go ye and light his dull world”
And it was so
For you are shining in it, and owning it
What more could I ask for?

That love-your love- appears to me
In the silent throbs of my heart
It appears to me like a gold mine
A whole world of treasure
Treasure that mere mortals seek
And yet to find, a vanity
But you are here…with me… for me
You are my whole world, and you are shining it?

What more could I ask for? 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

THE WANDERING WOMAN

Woman, a wanderer on earth seeking pleasure,
Almost often where there’s none,
May you be condemned to an eternity of solitude….
May your joy be stolen by little things
My your river quench many thirst

Except your own

Smile, and be alive with me

Sit with me on this wasting log
That fell with the drizzle last night
And listen to the thud on my chest
Trying too hard to resist your charms
Smile here, and be alive with me

Forget the fancy restaurants that city girls adore
It’s more fake than their brilliant Brazil hair
forget about the badly brewed brewed coffee
they cost an arm, yet cannot rival mursik
munch on this roasted maize
and be alive with me

stretch out your long lanky legs, stretch my imaginations
smile, reveal those pearly teeth for my dreams
ask me stupid questions, I will not write about them
talk to me about your childhood,
tell me anything, but do not tell me about your former boyfriend
appease my throbbing heart with your eternal bliss

be alive with me