Just One Word
For the past few days I had been struggling to find the words to express what we are going through as a nation. In less than 3 months we have had elections, nullified them, another election, boycott of elections, police brutality, protests, demonstrations, a nation divided, economic slow down and uncertainties. It was difficult to write and I wished I could find just one word…and then I did. In fact I found several one words and made poems using letters derived from just one word. I was amazed at how much I could convey even with the restricted structure.
Democracy: the Demo version has expired
install now the Mockery
These tweets tell a story…
I was born in Mombasa and live in Nairobi, Kenya. Fortunate to have 2 beautiful daughters, I enjoy listening to music, reading and drinking tea…lots of tea.
I am a former banker, creativity came to me much later in life. I have been writing poetry as a regular hobby since mid-2012. I have written very little prose, simply because I like to hide behind the ambiguity that poetry offers.
Contributed to Rage Against the Machine Month. If you’d like to be a part of the challenge, find more information Here. But first, leave a comment and let Sonya know what you think about her words, and be sure to visit her over at the Sonya Kassam blog when you’re done.