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Conjolted Poetry

Conjolted Poetry

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Haja Ya Mapinduzi

In a local bar somewhere in Nairobi:
“I’m bullet proof, nothing to lose,
Fire away, Fire away.
Ricochet, you take your aim,
Fire away, Fire away,
You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.
I am titanium.
You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.
I am titanium…”

As Edward (A gay activist)
having been denied the right to
marriage preaches to his fellow
mates amid background music.

“This regime is preposterous!”
He says in an assertive voice.
“They are treating us like lost
puppies and kicking us to the curb,
But not anymore….
So many times we have sought love
but lost it. And now having found it,
they won’t let us seal it.
Tomorrow shall be the day
we put a lid on this and earn what we
deserve.” He says.
“We shall match along the parliamentary
boulevard, baring in hand our message on
placards and demand a shuffle of their cards.
And if there be need to fight against these
bastards, we shall wage war on them!”
Break open their high gates,
and coerce them to heed to our cause,
and we shan't take no for an answer-
we shall preach to the non-believers,

Baring in hand placards as planned,
they strolled down parliamentary boulevard,
protesting with voices at the fore of there rally
“ Tunataka mabadiliko!
“Tunataka mabadiliko!”
[Their voices raised eve higher]

They wailed and wailed until the police
rover came in,
then a press van minutes later.
The police rover announced;
“please leave the premises and attend
this on a sit down, otherwise further
measures will be taken.”

But they persisted and kept wailing…

On news 9 that night, the reporter read to the masses,

"Wanaharakati waliakamatwa
kati ka maandamano.
After having been warned,
The activists were eventually waned,
The rover turned up by the parliament,
Thereon the activists were collectively beat down,
and some of them onto trucks were thrown.
Bringing to an end their protest.
Wanaharakati waliakamatwa
kati ka maandamano!"

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