Dreams

Do not look at me with a smirk on your face,

Driving by in that Mercedes Benz,

Thinking “He should work harder and get a better job”

Or “Why is he wearing a torn t-shirt for Petes sake?”

Who the hell is Pete? My name is James!

I pull this loaded cart,

Thinking about that day when I will finally sit down and have my own shop,

My own house,

My own family,

My own empire,

My own Mercedes Benz,

And with each sweat that pours into my eyes,

Each burning sensation that comes,

Is a step closer to my dreams,

So much bigger than what it may seem,

As you drive by in your Mercedes Benz.

 

11:22am,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Song: Kama Kawaida by Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Kagwe Mungai, Fena and Mayonde.

Artwork here!

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The good, the bad, the conflict

Conflict is good,

It gives you understanding,

Unresolved conflict is bad,

It leaves you wondering.

 

1626hrs,

Nairobi,Kenya,

Song: Collide by Lady Zamar

 

How do I pick the songs you wonder?

It’s any music that is playing when inspiration hits, usually randomly ordered,meaning that I don’t pick it, the shuffle on my playlist does.

 

Unplugged

No one taught us that the water seeps in the land to give life,

No one whispered that the air we breathe came form the trees,

No one said that this land we stand on is the land of our forefathers,

No one pointed at the birds in the sky saying they herald rain,

No one said the fish love clean water,

No one said that the elephants followed this route back home,

No one said that there’s just as much to go around,

No one showed us how to love our mother,

No one,

No one.

 

28/9/2018,

Nairobi,Kenya,

Song: Shake your bam bam by RDX

Reflections

When I saw you,

I saw parts of myself,

And all the darkness inside,

Reflected in your eyes,

So I ran away in shame,

Of all the wounds yet healed.

 

1247hrs,

Nairobi,Kenya

Song: Bright-Khelani

 

Truth

The truth is the truth is the truth,

It cannot be misconstrued,

Nor hidden under a pot.

It remains after all else has fallen down,

Shining in all its glory,

Because the truth is the truth is the truth.

Rocks and light

4/9/2018,

1415hrs,

A cold day in Nairobi, Kenya(Loving the overcast weather)

Song: Smile Jamaica-Chronixx.

 

 

Chaos

Explosive, 

Erosive, 

Extrusive, 

Corrosive. 

 

Cold, 

Still, 

Dark, 

Free. 

 

Burning, 

Churning, 

Lifting, 

Binding. 

 

Forming, 

Growing ,

Being,

Being,

BEING.

 

Nature forced me to see,

That there is beauty in the madness. 

 

2219hrs, 

Kiambu, Kenya.

Music: None 

Team

Umoja ni nguvu, that is what we say on this side of the Sahara. Unity is power.

The amalgamation of efforts towards a common goal is what makes beautiful creations in our day and age. Stepping away from the ‘me’, into the ‘we’. Teamwork! Somebody scream teamwork!

When you and I bring what we have in the bottom of our pockets, and share with each other, then both of us walk away with a taste of what the other person is.

Teams. I believe in the power that they hold, the sweetness of the exchange of energy, the arguments, the ideas, the solutions, the solutions…the solutions.

Umoja. Ni. Nguvu.

 

 

2150hrs

19/3/2018

Nairobi,Kenya

Song; Gods Plan-Drake