Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SHORT TIMES!



Romancing ants’ nakedness exposed …..Victims of a hen’s impunity scratches
Cheeky chicks rapping and raping….with no memories of hatches
 A die-hard fights back…its scissor-blades shearing with vengeance
Mother rushes with filthy beak……offender tortured and swallowed in defense
A shy shrub dances to wild wind tunes….answering prayers of a preying mongoose
Sky-tall eagle wearing cloudy lenses….scheming to set its killer noose
In a short time, the mongoose pounces ….with cold mercies of a mad flood!
In a short time, Chicks chicken off…their mother’s remains are feathers and blood

A bright day dies … in a deep tasteless sleep
A mysterious night smiles… as lovers moan and weep!
Hot-cold skins paraded...…for price-tagged quickies
Black lions prowling….for take-away sweeties!
Chocked skirts rejoice…when a zip is undone
Their torments return…once a lion is done!
Dead are wet dreams…of long-term engagements
The time is faster! Faster...for short-time investments!

For a miracle I rush to church….. Welcomed by ushers’ anointed faces
My Bible warms my hands…….Holy Ghosts gracing all spaces!
Dancers’ wings spread on stage….their songs awakening sleeping angels
Every soul religiously on heat……..goodies shaken at all angles!
A pampered pastor takes pulpit charge…..God’s words he carries with zeal to serve
My soul is coiled like a millipede….my wicked ways I’m tempted to preserve
God’s words oil up our souls…..lusty eyes divorce scented beauties nearby
In a short-time, I go on my knees……to my senile past I kiss goodbye!

Lost, buried, drowning…in a face- book’s holy creed!
Their photos you sweep and flip….profiles you explore and weed!
In a short time your heart’s gate opens …ooh how friendship you need!
Requests bounce back with joy….from new good friends indeed!
Notifications, emails, comments….in your page they weep…. and in walls they bleed
In a time so short...a cold silence is born….a new found breed!
A new script is opened….friendship passions scattered and freed.
2010©Meshack Sewe

Hmm…. was reflecting on short-time moments…..how short-time moments or actions affect our daily lives…how within short-times, we change our lives…. how within short-times, our actions, hopes, expectations, passions, etc, are changed…..

Thursday, August 5, 2010

BONGO BOMBA!

Niongeapo na waTanga,
Wengi hucheka wakitanga,
Lugha sanifu wamepanga,
Sauti yao ncha ya panga,
Hawana rabsha ya "makanga",
Watakukaribisha boda Namanga.
Utani kweli wao "humanga"
Wadada wajua hufunga kanga!
Fika Bongo upate visanga!
Ustaarabu hata kwa wachanga
Udugu kwao ni kama nanga
Wasanii kibao hata wa uganga!
Kufunga macho mjini janga!
Usishaangae huna shanga!



2008©Meshack Sewe
 (My first attempt at writing a poem("shairi) in  Swahili language)