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MY FOUR WISHES FOR KENYA

Sometimes I wish Kenya would explode

Then maybe with the dirt that is thrown up in the blast

The land will become fertile again, and the people shall be fed

 

Sometimes I wish Kenya would explode

Then maybe with the blood that is spilled in the chaos

The dry ground will be wet again and the crops shall sprout

 

Sometimes I wish Kenya would explode

Then maybe with the concussions that are sustained

The tired, poor masses shall close their eyes and finally find a good night’s rest

 

Sometimes I wish Kenya would explode

Then maybe in the cradle-like crater that is formed

Kenya shall finally find a place of rebirth

 

©Karanja Kebuchi 2010

 

2 comments on “MY FOUR WISHES FOR KENYA

  1. cannalily
    November 29, 2010

    This is beautiful…what poetry should be…what inspires me to write even more.
    You have a gift.
    I just love everything about this piece

  2. Oluoch-Madiang's Poetry
    August 29, 2011

    Beautifully plotted…beautiful progression. The imagery created is supremely vivid. A top poem and glad the poet was amongst the top guys last year.

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