Saturday, September 2, 2017

IT FEELS LIKE

Love..
Love..
We can be the mirror to reflect it.

We are the fire when winter draws its breath
The prayer when soul meets death
Like a candle when cities are blinded by darkness
The butterfly when flowers are shy to get intimate
We are the bodaboda when roads don't take us home
The love song in long nights when hearts are alone
Like a Nokia torch in a smartphone rebellion
The memory when bodies are old
We are the truce when peace is lost
The soulmates in a love deprived world
The soul mates in a love deprived world.

So I want to make love to my soulmate
My soul mate
Make poems when dawn breaks
When dawn breaks
Then make love to my soulmate
My soul mate

Do you want to know, how it feels to make love to your soul mate?
It's like having chocolate melting in your mouth
Like cold stone tangawizi in a sunny day
Like pepper burning on the tongue
Rain dancing on the sand
Like, coconut oil coursing across the skin
A chorus of canonfire
Like lemon dipped in honey
Bathing in ice cream
Like onions sizzling on the pan
Thunder rumbling
Dipping tacos in a cheese sauce
Wine tasting
Like a foot massage after a long walk
It feels like,
Flowers blossoming into full bloom
Reciting poetry from memory
A sunset with a zillion hues
Being high for a century
Like flirting with the moon till sun rises
Sweet dreaming in the titanic as it capsizes

And darn how you love that
I know you love that
Honey how you love that
Know you love that
Baby how you love that
Know you love that
Puddin how you love that
You love that,

Why wouldn't you, when I
Love you more than madly
If I had a heart I would paint my affections on its walls but sadly
You robbed it from me day one when you wore a smile, lips sealed yet conversing with your brown eyes
Love, was when you entered
Before I knew there was a door
When you gave
Even when I already had it all
When you answered
Before I made the call
Love, was when you stayed
When you had more reasons to go

So no, there is no lifetime my when you and I shall part;
If you would be the vein I will be the heart,
If you would be the craftsman I will be the art,
Yea I will be the bullet If you would be the gun,
If you will be the moon I will be your sun
If you would be the book I will be the story
If you would be the hero I will be the glory
Yea I will be the ocean If you would be the tide
Because if you would be the groom I will be the bride
And if love had a face, it would look like this
And we, well, we would be the mirror to reflect it.

~ A. L. 30/08/2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My Woman

See the sun revealing my inner glow
See this sweat nourishing the seeds I sow
See the smiles striking when I show
See the trail blazing wherever I go
Tell me, did you know?
My Woman is, my woman is, my woman is..

Hear the trees whispering my tales untold
Hear the hearts thumping as my mystery unfolds
Hear this voice warming you when days are cold
Hear the vultures scrambling for the gifts I'm endowed
My dears,  were you not told,
My Woman is, my woman is, my woman is ..

Taste the fruits growing in the light I ignite
Taste this passion dripping from the verse I recite
Taste the wit flooding from my mental appetite
Taste the love bubbling in the hearts I excite
Oh yes, I could never be more right
My Woman is, my woman is, my woman is..

Feel the earth applauding when I plant my heels
Feel this will carrying dreams from lowlands to hills
Feel the victory nearing when doubt before me kneels
Feel the world dancing to the rythm my woman instills
Yes tell me, tell me how it feels.
For my woman is, my woman is, my woman is..

Sensational..!
Exceptional..!
Inspirational..!
Phenomenal..!



A.L 08/03/2017

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

TOUCH ME



Touch me.. 

Reach inside my heart and bare yourself to me
Let me see you without your masks
Tear down your walls, take off your casques
Touch me.. 

Beneath the skin, and flesh, and bone, and blood
Light in me a fire
Warm my soul with your tender caress

Touch me.. 

Guide me to your shadows and undress your secrets
Let me be your diary
I promise I will never tell
I promise, in the past not to dwell
You do not want to be judged, I know
but to be understood

So touch me.. 

Touch me at my beginning
So you and I arrive as one
Touch me while my heart is beating
Not when I lay cold on the ground

Touch me in the now
Surely you know how
Reach me at the centre, make the zing come to life
In the depth of me,
Ignite!
Be the light!
Be the knight! 

Touch me.. 

Tuch me, touch me,
I dare you. 

(C) Zuhura Seng'enge
~ A.L 30/07/2016



Monday, August 8, 2016

A DREAMER'S CONFESSION - EAVC 2016


I want to be smart like a bat
Hustling in the night when the rest of the world is slumbering in their flats,

I want to be insightful like an owl
Strategizing n executing intelligently until the world goes wow!

I want to be dauntless like an eagle
Exploring horizons, solving life's riddles,

I want to be zealous like a rooster
Inspiring minds with all my exciting adventures,

I want to be alluring like a peacock
Leaving permanent impressions even when the haters talk,

I want to be swift like a fly
Seizing opportunities before eternal sleep has touched the eye,

I want to be intelligent like a crow
Equipped with tools to solve puzzles that mother nature throws,

I want to be flexible like a swan
Transforming my intellect so I do not end up a pawn,

I want to be devoted like a goose
To stay on the line even when the rest are letting loose,

I want to be enduring like a Phoenix
Keeping on my heels even when earth collides with Venus,

I want to be distinguished like a falcon
Turning hills of dreams into mountains,

I want to be charismatic like a parrot
Mentally attractive and undoubtedly transparent,

I want to be artistic like a nightingale
Filling ears and hearts with compelling tales,

I want to be diligent like a bee
Striving relentlessly to build a beautiful future for me,

I want to be hopeful like a dove
Filled with optimism and a great sense of love,

I want to be lively like a butterfly
Embracing each second like the clouds embrace the sky,
I want to fly,

I want to rise,

I want to soar.

(c) Zuhura Seng'enge
     ~ A. L August 2016


NJOO NYUMBANI - EAVC 2016 PERFORMANCE PIECE

Umoja ni kupendana,
Umoja si kutengana,
Si kutendana,
Si kuchukiana,

Umoja ni kushikamana,
Umoja ni kushirikiana,
Ni kusaidiana,
Kuzijenga jamii,
Ni kusikilizana,
Maagano kuyatii,

Umoja ni kuhurumiana,
Umoja ni kuthaminiana,
Si kutukanana,
Si kuchuniana,

Umoja maana yake ni kuungana,  kushiriki kwa pamoja na kuelimishana,
Kuburudishana,
Kwenye mapungufu kuvumiliana,
Katu kutojali kutofautiana,
Kutothubutu kubaguana,
Kwa rangi, ama kabila, ama jinsia,
Kwa uwezo, ama maumbile, ama kwa mazoea,

Tumeumbwa na maulana kwa dhamira,
Kila mmoja kwa upekee wake amejaaliwa,
Kipawa cha kufanya mazito, makubwa na ya kusisimua,

Tumeelekezwa kuwa na subira,
Ili pamoja tuongozane kuipata dira,
Na Hilo ndilo Wazo la busara,
Kuwa na upendo wa dhati bega kwa bega,
Kuwa na umoja imara usiolega,
Kuwa kitu kimoja, kijiji, kata, wilaya, mkoa, nchi, bara na dunia,
Kuwa na hamasa, pale tunapoonana nafsi ziwe zenye kufurahia,

Nakuita Afrika, salamu nakutolea,
Nakuita dunia,  amani nakuombea,
Nakuita Afrika, moyoni upate tulia,
Nakuita dunia, mapenzi nikumiminie,
Njoo nikukumbatie.

(c) Zuhura Seng'enge
     ~ A. L August 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Watoto Ndiyo Taifa



Natamani kuwa na jamii yenye amani
Niione machoni
Isiishie ndotoni,
Jamii ambayo watoto wana furaha
Wakiimba na kucheza
Hadithi kusimuliana,
Mahali watakapopendwa na wazee na vijana
Mahali watakapokuwa salama,

Jitihada za maisha bora ziwe kwa watoto
Wapate urithi kwa kzazi kijacho.

Natamani kuwa na jamii watakayopendwa watoto
Isiyotumia maumivu yao
Kuzichuma mali,
Natamani kuona wakipata haki zao
Mahali tabasamu lao
Litathaminiwa kuliko dhahabu,
Wasipotumikishwa wala kufanywa kama bidhaa
Wasipotelekezwa wakaja kufa kwa njaa
Wakiwa pweke kwenye dunia,
Natamani jamii itakayo wajali
Ikawaweka mbali na vitendo vya ukatili.

Natamani kuwa na jamii watakayothaminiwa watoto
Mahali Sauti zao
Zitasikiwa na wote,
Elimu yao kupewa kipaumbele
Mahali wasipolazimishwa
Kuuvunja undugu,
Na akili zao kutopotoshwa kwa uongo
Chuki ikajaa mioyoni mwao
Wakasahau kuwa na upendo,
Natama jamii ambayo watoto wataishi bila woga
Mahali salama penye tumaini na faraja.

Watoto ni baraka kwenye maisha,
Watoto ndiyo nuru kwenye kiza,
Watoto ni tumaini, watoto ni zawadi
Watoto ndiyo taifa.

*Translated From English

(c) Zuhura Seng'enge
        ~ A. L 2016
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