Photo: Kenya post-election violence, 2008*
Nepotism and lies
Of those that claim
Corruption and tribal ties
Do not exist,
They’re made up.
The Powerful prioritise
Personal gain under political guise.
A suffering nation defies
And generations of apathy with
Those who defy are
Crushed like flies.
The promise of hope slowly dies,
Like fireflies under African skies.
*The United Nations estimates that there are still as many as 17,000 internally displaced refugees in Kenya. The next presidential elections are scheduled for March 2013.
(A while ago I read somewhere on WordPress the phrase ‘fireflies under African skies’ and it stuck with me and partly inspired the piece above. Sorry, I can’t remember whose blog it was, but thank you, and if it was you, please let me know, so that I can thank you personally).