#AFaceInTheLight

a place so dark
and calm and silent
so silent that
my soundless weeping keeps them away
at times they are around
yet they have no faces
strange
mystery
thick bushes
narrow paths
feeling so empty
like chicken in a new cage
trying to make some new flies
craving for contact
sick and tired of my life
entertaining the thought of ending it
so restless
as if am sitting on a rock
running blindly through the streets
darkness consuming my screams
none is there for help
in need of a bright soul
a torch to mine
so that i stop wondering
when the wind put out my lamp
someone please be around
and give me a face in the light
and a hand in this
as i hear it’s contagious.

#Thai

“Na ritwa ria Awa
Na ria Maitu
Na ria Mwene Nyaga
Thai, thathaiya Ngai thai”
Ndizo words zilimark mwisho wa maombi yalotuweka hai
Hiyo time tulikuwanga fiti wallahi
Hiyo time kabla mzungu
Atubadilishie Mungu
Pale pale kwa nyumba ya Mumbi
Kabla mzungu akuje kutukitia kambi
Na kututifulia vumbi
Hakuwa na time ya kubisha
Ndo maana alikuja na bulldozer na kutuvunjia mlango
Alikam na already made up ways za kutudhalilisha
Na kutugeuzia mgongo
Tofauti ni gani?
Alitutoa chini ya mugumo na mlima na kando ya mito
Akatuingiza ndani ya kanisa
Na kutupatia elimu yenye iliondoa wasichana wetu unyagoni
Ona sasa,
Ona vile wao wako free sisi tukiwa slaves
Hawataki hata collabo si tungeunda kitu moja tuiite Black and White
Lakini sa za kwetu hawajawahi tambua
Same case na ile ya black lives
Ona wa kwao wanaitwa daktari
Wa kwetu wanaitwa waganga.
Aaaah natamani “thai thathaiya Ngai thai”.