DEAL WITH IT!

It’s not often I get to flauntShowing off, is not at all politeI know, but I have to tell you about itYou see, I own this piece of real estate It’s vanity, I know, but I’m quite proud of itExclusive to the top one percentIn a sought after, premium locationAnd the neighbourhood is affluent I…

I PROMISE!

Celebrate your strengths in humilityBask in your highs without apologyBut keep it real, on the down low Embrace your faults as part of your identityThey build your character & make you strongAccept your shortcomingsJust don’t let them define youLet in your lows,And leave the roof openFor when you need to fly Own you!All of of…

CRY, SHUJAA CRY!

Look up to the mountainFrom whence comes our illusionA vivid illusion of freedomA top the mountainThey planted our shameAt full mast, it flys our pain On the slopes of the mountainWe buried our painOur heroes rest, not in peaceThey turn in their gravesWhen we wail in painOur tears water their gravesMashujaa blood cries freedomWounded souls,…

EATS WITH HIS MIND He came, he saw, he conqueredYes, that son of the soil, groundedBy his tongue, eats with his mind He writes his story on his palateHis words loud, clear & audible in a plateClearly owning it, cooks it in true identity pot His narrative well done in nonconformityDiscarding the stale ingredients of…

MERCILESS SCREWING!

Milions, our money, gone just like thatUnder our noses, lining their pocketsGreedy, heartless, and shameless muppetsWe entrusted the nation to rapists, they shaftUs in broad daylight, the constantMerciless Screwing with no remorse, no heartPandemic or not, their game, wealth at all costs ©️ C Akui 2020/09/4 #Carolsinsights #ThatAfricanGirlPoetry Image c/-Google

I LET IT SLIDE, SHAME ON ME!

I saw you, a conniving, mile away I saw you, calculating deceit, I looked away Pretended I didn’t see, for the benefit of doubt Your smile shone through, the darkness in your heart Your laughter, painfully twist the serrated knife That your betrayal used to stab my back, Abusing my trust I saw you, pull…

MY HEART WAS READY!

Dear love, it’s me again I know, we are in a good place But I had to write this one Don’t worry, I’m in a good space You know, when we met Invested, a full granary, my heart was I know now, that wasn’t you You’ve showed me, time & again ‘Twas your evil twin,…

NEVER AGAIN!

I always thought, when I criedThe rain would wash away my tearsSo I cried in the rain, & the hurt was still thereSoaked in heartache from the painDrenched in betrayal, in a heap of disdainThe raindrops left streaks of regretFlashes of lightning torment, scarred my heartEmotions of thunderous turmoil in my headHowling winds of loss,…

KITENGE BASKING IN FAME!

I know kitenge from way back when Material, was the preferred first name Everyone liked kitenge back then I had a frock from material Frills on frocks & different styles You’d count on material to be versatile Everyone had a piece from material Even now, it has stood the test of time Affordable fashion for,…

I CAN’T HEAR YOU!

Hello are you there? Talk to me! It went silent & my heart dropped, talk to me! The phone went dead, I can’t hear you, please talk to me! Tell me you’re still there, talk to me! Don’t leave me hanging, don’t do this to me! Hello are you there? Talk to me! I’m hanging…