Saturday, October 19, 2013

When I Am No More

When this heart no longer beats
When my veins crumble
And run dry
Like a stream in drought
And the dark shine of my skin dies
Take me back home.
I want you to take me home!
Do not let me lie lifeless
In the open wide wild world
A carcass not even fit

For the hungriest hounds!

- Kelvin Karani.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The beast

We heard screams from our neighbor
Screams of panic, screams of fear
That so hurriedly
Dragged us from our homes

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I Met a Girl In Kibera

I met this girl in Kibera
Tall, dark, lean, dark eyes and long hair
Elsewhere, she could have been a model
Strutting before hungry cameras and eyes
Making a living by being who she is

I sing not Kibera

I sing not this infamous slum
That is constantly topical
For crime, poverty, calamities
That characterise daily routine.  

Friday, July 6, 2012

When all is said and done

When all is said and done,
More will be left said than done
And we will forget them altogether
For we do not live on promises of the past

I wish I was born earlier

I wish I was born earlier,
When people were still savages
And there was no wave of civilisation.
When men were manly,
And women valued their chastity,
As they value prostitution now.

One night

She came at night
And left before light
She had me ignite
To the sweetness infinite