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MAMA’S DREAMLAND

She loves those hills of rolling green, And the barren parched-grey scrub: That rust-red earth makes her dream, Along a simple clichéd theme, Of people dancing hand in hand Across her ancient, sun-drenched land. The golden beaches fringed with palms … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR THE DAWN

    Tonight they will sleep fitfully Beneath the starry skies Cowed by violent history, Bloody whims and lies.   As tangible anticipation Seeps across the plains, The dreaming of a waiting nation Effuses through their veins.   Rising wisps … Continue reading

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FIREFLIES UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

Photo:  Kenya post-election violence, 2008*   Nepotism and lies Of those that claim Corruption and tribal ties Do not exist, Insist They’re made up. The Powerful prioritise Personal gain under political guise.   A suffering nation defies Democracy’s demise And … Continue reading

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THE KENYAN OBAMAS CELEBRATE . . .

Granny Sarah is full of delight, Her village is going to party tonight, They’re celebrating victory, A jiwe-ya-maili  in history. “Jambo sana! Barack Obama.”   Sipping several Tusker beers, Whooping, shouting rowdy cheers, Eating nyama choma, And dancing to lingala. … Continue reading

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