Saturday, January 26, 2008

MWAKA MPYA,MAMBO MAPYA..

NOW,NOW,NOW..WHAT DOES MY SCRAWNY SELF HAVE TO SAY?
THAT ITS A NEW YEAR!AND I AM A WHOLE 20 SOMETHING DAYS LATE IN TELLING ANYONE AND EVERYONE OUT THERE IN CYBERSPACE,HAPPY NEW YEAR!WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL CLICHE OF JANUARY.
I WANT TO SAY HOW I STAYED IN SOME QUEUE FOR CLOSE TO 6 HOURS,THAT'S A QUARTER OF A DAY ,TO VOTE;YES YOU HEARD IT,VOTE.AND THAT NOW I AM NURSING WOUNDS COURTESY OF "POST POLL VIOLENCE WHICH HAS ROCKED PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.."I SOUND LIKE A BORED NEWS ANCHOR.BUT I WONT TALK ABOUT IT
I WANT TO SAY HOW I SO MUCH THOUGHT THAT MY VOTE WAS MY "WEAPON"AS THAT MILLION SHILLING ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN CLAIMED AND THAT MY VOTE DID REALLY "COUNT".COUNT THEY SAID,COUNTED EVEN BEFORE I HAD CAST IT.PATHETIC.
I WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH FAITH I HAVE IN MY COUNTRY,FAITH AS MUCH AS A GRAIN OF SAND,AND EVEN THAT IS THAT THINGS WILL JUST BE AS MEAN AS THEY WERE LAST YEAR.NO I WILL NOT TELL YOU.

I WILL TELL YOU THIS..
THAT THIS IS MOS DEF OUR YEAR,THAT THIS ONE I N I AS THE EA POET WILL GO ALL OUT,I WILL NOT LIMIT MYSELF,MY WORDS AND MY THINKING TO THE TINY FOUR SQUARES INSIDE MY BOX..I WILL GO ALL OUT!AND I MEAN IT.DID I HEAR AN AMEN?
JOIN ME THIS IS OUR TIME AND OUR YEAR.
THAT I WAS AT WAPI TODAY AND IMANI TOLD ME NOT TO LET ANYTHING HOLD I DOWN..NOTHING SHOULD AND EVER WILL,AND I SAID SO BE IT.AND BE IT WILL IT BE..
JOIN ME,LETS SAIL TOGETHER,THE mv.eastafricanpoet HAS NOW SET SAIL...

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