Words and Guns by Njeri Wangari


Words and guns

which yields more power?
with words
i can create a world where guns and bullets

are like suns and droplets

I can call into being the spirits of our forefathers

to open our eyes to a time

before the white man, before the railway lines

for before the world was

the word still was.

With words
I can close my eyes and see

a time before the sunrise of my being

step into worlds I have never been

Touch and not feel the sting of a bee

imagine a world that will never befor with wordsi can create and let it be.
With words

I can create playgrounds in concrete jungles

where kids can touch the grass and throw marbles

my stories of our heroes

gone and living

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will grow them from boys to men

from girls to women

for with words

I can change their destiny.
Words on pages

are a declaration to the living

We were here.

26th September 2014

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