Celebrating East African Writing!

For Posterity’s Sake

I learnt to puff diligently, all manner of leaves.

I said hello and good bye to being authentically who you would have me be.

I sit in lecture halls waiting to grasp what I need and give you what you want of me.

I placed my colourful feathers out for all to see my pride and wide mouth full of would be truths and constructed myths.

I made judgements based in illusion and acted foolishly thinking it were wisdom.

I rolled my eyes at you as I obediently conformed, praying for the day I would be on my own and not alone.

© Cugu Muriuki 2011



3 comments on “For Posterity’s Sake

  1. Alexa
    September 12, 2011

    Cugu’s is… makes you want to read more of her. There is talent. 🙂


  2. jeanette rivera
    February 14, 2012

    I was looking for anything that could help me understand the underlining meaning of Posterity. I came upon this and it is brilliantly put. I would appreciate more from this talented poet/writer.

    jeanette rivera


  3. Ayoub Mzee
    March 16, 2012

    The simplicity of delivery is irresistible!


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