"AWOKEN SOUL" is all about "NAKED" and EXPOSED DOWN-TO-EARTH POEMS emanating from deep within my God-made Soul...heartfelt poems I have written about ME and YOU...about HIM & SHE..about THEM & US...about HUMANITY..about LOVE...about GOD
's gift to us-LIFE. About our daily experiences....the struggles, the juggles...sweetness, bitterness, etc...SO, KEEP ME COMPANY...OOH GOOD PEOPLE...and LET'S PARTY in every depth & breath of my "AWOKEN SOUL"
Monday, March 11, 2013
I refuse to be fed…
On tribal soups of jeers…..
spiced with bitter herbs of sneers….
I refuse to be seduced…
By black lights of ethnic
casinos…dancing to sarcastic songs of innuendos…
I refuse to be splashed…
With muddy waters of a tribal
crater…dismissed as a non-human matter!
I refuse to be frozen….
By ice-cold waters from the
Mountain…..sealing my every breathing fountain...
I refuse to be pricked…
By sharp fish-bones from the
Lake…. Drugging my feet with chronic ache...
I refuse to munch…
Sandy sea-shells from the
Coastal beach…baked in tongues slippery as leech...
I refuse to be crashed….
By fattened bulls from the
Western…. left buried in smoldering soils of North Eastern…
I refuse to be stabbed…..
By poisoned arrows of the
Turkana…or left to die in thickets of Delta Tana
I refuse to give up…
My Integrity, identity or devotion
to Allah…..for cheap political “Masala”
katakata” A Kiswahili expression meaning I totally disagree
Kiswahili word meaning to be trapped
Kiswahili word meaning to be mistreated
Kiswahili word meaning to be discriminated against. "Allah"-Refers to God in Islam.
“Masala”–A Kiswahili word for a popular spice
Wrote this poem after
I heard a youth from one Kenyan tribe referring to those from a different tribe as
dogs…it broke my heart....ooh yes it did! It made me realize how we, and our
leaders have failed to fight negative ethnicity.