Celebrating East African Writing!

Necessity by Mwana Kadhalika

When the earth become much warmer

And my naked feet couldn’t bear

I just merged leaves from a banana stalks

But weared out sooner

So instead I opted leather

Beneath my feet

Learning it was slippery


When I come a cross a rubber

I made sandals

But it would be uncivilized of me

To go with them in the city.

I came up with a shoe as a result

Again how would I cover on foot

Such a distance

So I came up with a bicycle


And when I couldn’t balance on it

I came up with a locomotive gadget

Four wheeled


©Mwana Kadhalika



This poem is part of the January 31st 2011 Free Theme & Style Poetry Competition. You have until February 26th 2011 to read and vote for it. Please comment and indicate your opinion of the poem on a scale of 1 to 5.

1 – Very weak

2 – Poor

3 – Ok

4 – Good

5 – Amazing!


One comment on “Necessity by Mwana Kadhalika

  1. angie
    January 31, 2011



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