Thursday, January 14, 2010

OLD THOUGHTS

They go forward and backward and then repeat
They are insistent and constant and habitual it seems
Excessive...Established...Familiar
I'm afraid I might have let them sink their roots too deep

I want to leave them behind me
but behind me is not the best place for them to be
I want to start running
but running will only bring them closer to me
They surround me
And from inside me they seem to increase

These things are creeping me out
Because their faces look eerily like me
When I stamp my foot on them
the pain shoots right up to my knee

These little devils sprung up from me
Little soldiers I made to open up a path for me
And as an army they fought valialty
But now the mutant insurgents attack
And shackle my feet

These thoughts I think that make thinking incomplete
This way of seeing things that is now totally obsolete
These old patterns of cognition that crawl up to retard my increase
These methods of finding meaning that make meaning disappear in a mist

James Adolwa
14/01/2010

3 comments:

  1. James nimelipenda hili hadi nimeshindwa nisemeje.
    Hasa pale ulipoandika:

    I want to leave them behind me
    but behind me is not the best place for them to be
    I want to start running
    but running will only bring them closer to me
    They surround me
    And from inside me they seem to increase

    Ni shairi tamu sana kaka.

    Pia nitumie nafasi hii kukutakia heri na fanaka katika mwaka mpya 2010.

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  2. Naunga na mtani Fadhy kwa kusema ni kweli shairi tamu.

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  3. Asanteni Fadhy na Yasinta...muwe na mwaka njema ya 2010

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