Saturday, June 13, 2009

AUTHENTICITY

It is not how you act
But how you are
Not what you have
But who you are
Not where you go
But where that’s home
Not who you meet
But who you’re with.

Not what is temporary
But what endures
Not the journey
But the road you’re on
Not what is imagined
But what is believed
That is what is important…
I think…..

James D. Adolwa
25/1/2002

(I've posted this before...but I think its worth posting again)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

MASWALI

Naona huwezi kosa jiuliza maswali
Kwani maswali yatoka kwa matokeo maishani
Nimejaribu kunyamazisha masauti mawazoni
Lakini yanaendelea kupaza sauti akilini
Jana tu simu yangu ya rununu kaibiwa
Mwezi uliopita akaunti na majambazi kafagiliwa
Maswala madogo ukizingatia yale mazito wengine wamepitia
Lakini lazima nijiulize ni kwanini!
Kwanini mambo haya yafuatane hivi?
Serina, Fadhy maswali nitawaachia

James Adolwa 07/06/2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

CHANZO

Hutapata majibu maishani
Usipouliza maswali
Hutaweza kuelewa matokeo
Usipochunguza chanzo

Who am I?
What am I doing here?
Where am I going?
Will this road get me there?

A few basic questions
Maswali yote mnayo
Not many have the answers
Maisha ni kujibu hayo

04/06/2009 James Adolwa

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS ALL THIS

Its very easy to fall in love
but remember to shut your mouth
and not say a thing about it
because its also very easy to make a fool of yourself

Its not so easy to be courageous
Especially when its about something you believe in
because its not so easy to believe in anything
when everything is almost always half right

It is easier to pretend to be a leader
Give the masses a few doses of deluding words
Then change your story and string them along
Just when they are about to figure that its all a lie

Its not easy to be a follower
because there aren't many true leaders
somehow you've got to not care enough
to stand behind one who is as blind as you are

Its not easy to figure life out
whats good whats bad whats wrong whats right
Often times we live in an illusion
following those whose delusions are potent enough

Its not easy to make sense of anything
Especially when I am writing. Am reading this and thinking
What do the first two verses have to do with the rest of this
And something is telling me "Absolutely Everything!"

James Adolwa 02/06/2009