NAIROBI MY CITY MY TOWN

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(Inspired and written in my bus ride to work)

Street vices
Street urchins
Delicious spices
Nairobi my city my town
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The sun faded behind the clouds
Sweet sunsets replaced by darkness
A smile only a distant away
The memories forever haunting
Your presence in my life
Slowly fading away
I choose to forget
The closest pictures of your face
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUEEN SHEBBAH

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Nights are much shorter now
You have awaited your special day
Always in beauty you laugh
Rain should stay away
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UMEPOTELEA WAPI MPENZI

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(Kiswahili Poem. Translation below it)

Roho yangu yanyauka kama jangwa
Baridi limezidi siwezi vumilia
Wajua vile usiku umekuwa mrefu
Ndoto ni sumbufu mno
Roho yauma, mwili umenyauka
Tangu uniache bila sababu
Nilidhani wewe ni wangu bila shaka
Jamani rudi nyumbani
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NAIROBI POETRY HOUSE

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At Nairobi Poetry House we’re open past midnight and there is no last call. You can slowly imbibe in your hot Caramel, Latt’e, Mocha or Coffee Mug of your favorite substance of written phrases.

It is where intimacy of brains is allowed without fear; your poetic tongue will taste the freshness of prose written so divinely they slither across your skin leaving unquestionable bliss.

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