Gracious Leader

Let me follow my leader,

My ever gracious leader,

The one who gives me a stone,

And I use my might to throw.


Let me follow my fellow man,

Into a boat of insanity,

As we rock forward in this storm,

For he is my captain and master.

I will leave my home for him,

I will burn my hand for his.


He will feed me,won’t he?

He will feed my family,

He will take my children to school.

Because he loves me,oh yes he loves me.


So,let me follow my leader,

My ever gracious leader,

Jump when he says jumps,

Burn when he says burn,

Kill when he says kill.


Because, he is my gracious leader,

And I, his humble servant.
Time Stamp:

11:34am,26th April 2017(Nomination day)

In a random building in Kisumu, Kenya.

Song:The shouts of rioters from outside this building.

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MOTHER

This is a special dedication to you, Mother Earth,

For giving in plenty,

For blessing us with your beauty,

For abundance,

For Water,

Air,

Fire,

Soil.

 

This is a special thank you,

For your patience,

When we grab and plunder,

For when our greed exceeds our needs.

For the special reminders,

Drought,storms,famine,

Floods,landslides,

That we are not in control,

That we are your children,

Who at times need some disciplining.

 

This is a promise to you mother,

That we are mending our ways,

Your lessons, for respect of your abundance,

Passed down from generation to generation,

Will not go in vain.

We shall correct our ways,

For the sake of a balance,

For our future generations,

For continuity.

 

Thank you Mother Earth,

Thank you.

 

Forever yours,

Humanity.

 

TIME STAMP:

1335hrs,22/04/2017(Earth Day)

Nairobi, Kenya.

Song: Beasts of no nation-Fela Anikulapo Kuti

 

GREEN SPACES, BEAUTIFUL SPACES

As the title suggests, green spaces are indeed, beautiful spaces.  They are a sweet escape from the sometimes harsh realities of life. They are places where people of all ages, religions and social backgrounds go to be with one with nature. To decompress,to express, to laugh, to pray and to be at one with nature and God.

These wonderful spaces are essential for our existence; for the health of our bodies,minds and soul. It is in green spaces where hard decisions are logically thought through ,new friendships formed, relationships cemented and families love shown. They are where children run around and laugh out loud, and discover the beauty of their natural surroundings.It is here, where I am writing this from, that we discover our truest selves; in oneness with nature and God.

I am seated on my favorite bench at the Nairobi Arboretum, in Nairobi, Kenya. Munching away on a  sweet watermelon slice. It is noon, on a warm Easter day. On my left, there is a couple, deep in prayer. On my right, a group of youths having a team building activity. Behind me, a young family, with the mother chasing after her beautiful baby, who is running around with a stick, and giggling his little heart away. Within  the confines of this one hundred year old forest, lies so much life, so much hope and so much love. It is in nature that man appreciates the gift of today, the present.

Imagine the world without trees. What a boring, bland existence. Imagine a city without green spaces; chocking. Chocking the mind, chocking the body,chocking our families, chocking our society. I cannot imagine this, I do not want to.

Green spaces are essential for our existence as a country and in my opinion should be embraced as a way to heal and build our nation. We need more green spaces in our cities, for the sake of our society, friendships, families and for ourselves. A breath of fresh air. Go to a green space near you and, breathe in, breathe out.

 

Time stamp;

1300hrs, 4/14/2017

The Nairobi Arboretum,

Nairobi, KENYA.

Song(I listen to music while writing): Whilk & Misky-Clap your hands.