This week has me grinning from ear to ear, not only do I get to share with you my lovely readers a piece from an avid reader of this blog but also to take a little break from being center-stage all the time here.
Without further much ado, let me take you straight to this week’s lovely contribution:
by Maurice Muzini
Empty kimbo tin
This ghastly kimbo tin
Slipping into my bag,
Next to my exercise books
Warm with food
Fills my bag with the aroma
Of my mom’s cooking
Latched onto my back
I feel the heat
Slowly dying out
As i journey on
Through the gate,
into my classroom.
At break time,
I dare not pull it out
Lest my peers disown me for being ‘local’
Parting with a few shillings
I sit among the ‘silver spoons’
Gouging on oily foods
Chatting away about super-heroes
Arguing which one has greater powers
By now it holds cold hard food
As my books reek of onions and green pepper
I hesitate but slam them on the desk
Closing my kitchen of a bag in a flash
The bell goes,
It’s lunch time,
Before partaking of its contents
I whet my appetite
Showing off moves i coined from the idiot-box
Hunger grips my insides
Drawing me towards my kimbo tin
Waiting to be emptied
But for me
Not in front of all these lunch-box-carrying individuals
I seek asylum behind the classroom
Streaks of sweat run down my face
As reach in
Lifting it into my shaky palm
I burst it open
Swiping a handful
Into my mouth it goes
On the first gulp
I throw my back against the wall
Lift my head
Sighing in relief
I look straight
Seeing others eating out of tins similar to mine.
Hope you enjoyed this poem as much as I did. When I asked him the motivation behind it he told me this, “Well, back then, I joined a couple of friends who used to write, primarily poetry. It was a collective of people struck by the writing bug, it more less came to me as I desired to let these different experiences, notions and the like out. I think I was more less thinking how big of a deal we made things then that actually didn’t matter.”
All I can say to you Maurice is to keep it up! Poetry is one thing I love and I know you got it good! Thank you for contributing.
Thank you for reading as well you my dear reader. If you would like to contribute, send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What I’m loving this week:
- That I have started meditating again but this time more conscious and learnt a trick from a friend of mine who I got to spend time with a few weeks ago. Also the Calm App to soothe the mind and bring the atmosphere of tranquility.
- That I am more accepting to what my life’s trajectory is leading me even when it seems so hard to do at times. My pro tip is to keep trusting God in this journey and I pray that you too can find that for yourself.
💫 Peace Love Light 💫