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I write for the confused, for the abused, for the wrongly accused, for the misused, for the battered and bruised This is why I write … I write cos I don’t know that much Besides rap and poetry I write cos all I got is my all I caught and all I thought is all brought […]

via Why I write — Simon Muchendu’s Blog

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I’m trying

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I am capable of anything and everything

I only need to put my mind to it

My days are full of daydreams and optimism

I desire to see things adjust in a health manner

I try to keep up but it ain’t painless

I hope that he sees that I am trying

muchendu

Got issues

Peter in Denial of Jesus Image from jesuit.org.sg

I see my team looking up to me

I appear to them akin to all the answers, yet

I have no influence in my county irrespective of how many committees I join

I pine to be in front of the ruler

I desire to chant for the emperor

I advance to this experience in the future

I motivate the ordinary to do the extraordinary

I aim at getting the little things right

I hope that ultimately the big picture will improve

I weep that my that I’m running out of time

Yearning

praying

To you I yearn to be united,

Glued and linked as tight as it gets for as long as I live

I aim at knowing what you know

Going where you go

Often times I look at you and I am taken away

And the knowledge of your love blows me away

Sometimes I pace away

Sometimes I gape away

I am lost in the memories that flow

Knowing that I am nothing without you

Cos all I have is all from you

And all I want is all of you

One day

… Soon … perhaps sooner than later

I know you’re coming for me …

@smuchendu

Pen ..

This is for all the times …

I let you push me around

I let you keep me down

I listened to you lies

I watched as you walked all over me

I made excuses for your conduct

I was afraid to make a single sound

I cried myself to sleep

I failed to clean out my closet

I was terrified to let you down

I broke my neck to give you perfectness

I wasted over half my life pleasing you

 

This is for all the times …

You said I’ll never make it

You said that I’ll never amount to anything

You told me to keep my mouth shut

You had my back up against the wall

You fed my fears and let them control me

You filled my stomach with butterflies

You put your hands on me

You stripped me of all confidence

You gave me nightmares

You wrote a list of those who matter but left me

 

Here I am and I will not run

Everything I was afraid to say I’m not afraid to say no more

Though my faith is riding on a string

I know it’s not too late for me to start over

The rage is gone and your lights are out

I’ve made a tight rope out of twine

Funny thing though, I don’t hate you

My shoulders no longer carry your weight

I’ve forgiven you

But I did it for me!

@scmuchendu

shadows…

If only the our brains had a reset button

One that you can press and erase em

You know, the bad memories

The shadows of your mistakes

The grief’s of yester days

Maybe then tomorrow can be the morning after

Maybe then one can say goodbye to the grief

Maybe then one can breathe a sigh of relief

smuchendu

We’re here

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Looking back

From where we’re from

The reality is clear

We’re here

Cos you made a way!

 

Our backs were on the wall

We had thoughts of quiting

Keeping the faith was hard

But we’re here

Cos you made a way!

 

We opted not to stop

Never running away from the combat

Now we’re celebrting

And we’re here

Cos you made a way!

@smuchendu

 

3 simple words

This thing called Love …

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love-meme

Is it an infection that infects you?

Or maybe it’s a parasite that bites you

Is it in the air that we breath?

Or maybe we swallow it while we eat

I wonder if it’s a plague that hits you

It’s more like a fist that hits you

Cos it hurts whether its right or wrong!

It makes you miserable yet it’s beautiful

It makes you go crazy yet feel amazing

Can be as simple as 3 words

Or as complicated as the universe itself

This thing called love…

muchendu

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proudly Kenyan

kenyan

It’s the forty-seventh largest country in the world

It lies between 5o North and 5o South on the latitude

And 35o and 42o on the longitude

It neighbors’ five beautiful countries

Somalia to the north-east

Uganda to the west

Ethiopia and Sudan to the North

Tanzania to the South

Its home to over forty communities

Rich with wildlife savanna grasslands

Diverse wildlife reserves

Home to the Big Five African Beasts

From the central region you find the Mount Kenya

From a distance, the three peaks are visible

All located towards the center of the mountain, so incredible

They appear as if they’re hanging from the heavens

White clouds surround them from all the angles of elevation

The clouds make the lower part of the mountain invisible

Some white matter is evident

It must be snow, I’m confident

A home to endless beasts

From the mountain originates River Tana one of our greatest streams

Endless tributaries flowing downstream in screams

Providing over fifty percent of our electric power

Offering water to over a million people …

And a home to endless sea-life, hippos and crocodiles

This is our home

Proudly Kenyan

muchendu

night watch

crying-children

It’s like a jungle

all we do is hustle

all we do is struggle

playing a bugle

we be like strangers as we mingle

hoping not to strangle

sharing jokes as we giggle

Food prices be high so we haggle

Perfecting the art so we smuggle

our ears on the police so they wiggle

Nights so cold and our bodies tingle

As we look out for those who seek to burgle

Written and signed with a squiggle!

@smuchendu