Celebrating East African Writing!


There is truth in beer,

So said a peer;

A statement so modest –

It forgot to be honest.

The truth from the beer,

I wish not to hear;

A gift so fleeting –

It leaves my teeth gritting.

The truth is the beer,

Is but a hidden gear;

A ploy with a link –

Under the guise of a drink.

The truth and the beer,

I find so very near;

I must see through the froth –

To the bear in the truth.

©Marth Arimi


3 comments on “THE BEAR IN THE TRUTH

  1. maaca
    June 7, 2010

    simple, effortless(short for this rhyming business),like another sip of tusker malt!


  2. chrispus
    June 11, 2010

    good use of rythm, please lets agree once and for all; rhyme doesn’t necessarily do justice to a poem; not even to the rythm


  3. koko
    June 24, 2010

    i am from the school of thought that rhyming on poetry is like dancing in the rain. So much better


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