Monday, September 26, 2011

Pacified Pawns

Fire fire fire,
Smoke Smoke smoke,
Feed the young men oatmeal,
Make them think it’s a joke,
Let the night spur their zeal,
The winds will carry the words I spoke,
Don’t stop until,
Every flame has been choked.

Smoke smoke smoke,
Fire fire fire,
Let the men grab their guns,
It is all that they’ll require,
The sun will light their path,
They will suppress their every desire,
Their bed shall be pure earth,
The grass their thoughts inspire.

Fire fire fire,
Smoke smoke smoke,
Take the men away from battle,
Make sure they go broke,
Promise them a thousand cattle,
Then deliver a single cloak,
Put them in a remote chattel,
Surround them with kinsfolk.

Smoke Smoke Smoke,
Fire fire fire,
Watch the old men one by one,
As from life they retire,
Support the family of a dead man.
Give their families less than they require,
Name a backstreet if you can,
The pawns have played their part,
In your grand masterplan.

Friday, September 9, 2011


For the girls of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy on their showcase on 10th September:

I am the past, the present and the future embodied in one,
I am what happened before and what is yet to come,
I am the reason for living and the excuse for death,
I am the thoughts in your mind and the mint in your breath.

I am the hero to the slaves and the master of the free,
I am truth honesty and justice, yes I'm all three,
I am the sword of Damocles, the tablet of cebes,
I am the arm that you can lean on when you have the hebe jebes.

I am the rock Jacob slept on, the fifth telly tubby,
I am the guy that she ran to when she got beat by her hubby,
I am the shadow of the night and reflection of the day,
I am the arm that clung on you and begged you to stay.

I am the eleventh commandment, God's other son,
I am the voice that says "there's nothing wrong with some fun"
I am the rhythm in your bones, the music in your soul,
I am the strength sapped from your flesh then the soup in your bowl.

I am the science of war, the 49th power law,
I am the man that was built on another's flaw,
So if anyone wants to know what they can call me,
Tell them I am the one that answers to "free."