Wednesday, January 31, 2018

MY DAUGHTER BY ALBERT NYATHI

MY DAUGHTER
When I demand that you 
Be home before dark everyday 
I, my daughter, do not hate you dear 
I am merely trying to protect you 

From the claws of tigers that love to feast in the 
Dark 
From the punting leopards 
Stalking like ghosts 
Almost ready to leap at you 

I am merely trying to protect you 
From hungry lions silently eying you 
Licking their lips 
Ready to pounce on you 
From the jumpy jumpy monkeys that move 
From tree to tree 
From branch to branch 
Without any particular base 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

THE DARK SUN















Eating a stolen meal
while drumming a stolen Konga,
fantasizing on another man’s wife;
dreaming of an airless world-
free of all body eating ailments.

Elephants don’t trust ants,
neither do lizards trust snakes.
It’s not obvious that owls and worms
do not like each other.
Don’t dismiss their affair if you not the mediator.

Still waters run fast.
Rough waters can run deep too.
After the storm can come a hurricane.
It’s not always old age with wisdom,
give the tortoise a chance in the race.

Friday, April 1, 2016

BEAT THEM TO DEATH

As they starve
As they leave
Beat them...

As they strive
As they struggle to live
Beat them...

These are used to it
These are no strangers to it
Just beat them to death...
As you refuse to die,
even at oldest age....