Friday, 18 January 2008

Words for Peace by John Paul Mugambi

(while Kenya is being called a killing field by people who do not have the heart to prevent it from degenerating into one....here's are simple words for those who really value peace)

What we could for peace I wonder
What could I say for calm and love and unity I ponder
What can I do to end this carnage &hate a real disaster
How can I get to do something real &not just engage in banter

If I could get to the great house I’d teach them wisdom
If I were the greatest I’d give it all up for the peace of nation or kingdom
If I could be on be the speaker I’d tell them to listen to reason
If I were a legislator then for the love of the people my words would be a weapon

But all I am a nobody and all I got is a heart and a season
All I have are my rhymes and a keyboard to type on
But I try still to express these great sentiments for all who love this nation
To sacrifice all at the altar of peace…. wealth, power, elections and ambition

If I could weep so that I can be a witness to the nation
If we could see how homes and lives are wasted on a senseless ethnic notion
If we could all strive to bring each other closer &share to each a portion
If we could realize that war &hate wastes everything even great nations

All I feel now is a great Helplessness
As I watch the violence that is endless
All I would love is a sweet song to give hardened hearts some softness
And then maybe we can think of other things such as democracy and progress

What we could for peace I wonder
What could I say for calm and love and unity I ponder
What can I do to end this carnage &hate a real disaster
How can I get to do something real &not just engage in banter

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