Shakespeare is back only younger, better and as Sandra Gitau. Once again her amazing skill in poetry is showcased in…………

 

Undesired Motivation

They mustn’t live!

” ATTENTION!”

I must go.
– We must go,
Fulfill our requirements.

“SOLDIERS?”

New recruitment,
I must,
for mama…
i must,
for your heart!

“OBEDIENCE AND SACRIFICE”

Yes,
Sacrifice!
Who are they?
Why must they live.

“SET OUT AND DISCOVER”

Mama,
I will take one for you,
for you
I will bring down that driver,

For your life,
I won’t let another,
have a daughter.

“REMEMBER, ALL OR NOTHING!”

Mama,
remember?
all the sweet memories,
– that drowned,
When he cut you
and the neighbors could hear
– you crying?

Lieutenant!
He did it for us mama…
Don’t you see?
But for us,
I bring down others’ happiness,
to see their tears,
Just like yours…
Mama.

“ALL OR NOTHING!”

What about me mama?
Don’t you miss
me?
Oh, forget about father!
He went out,
sort out to be
more of a man…

Oh mama,
Wouldn’t it be nice to
sit next to you?
Play the drums…

Remember mama,
You said,
I was
Quite the drummer?

“FEEL NO PAIN”

Laughter…

What is pain,
Oh dear mama…

I feel nothing!

As compared to that evening…

When they shot down my empress,
When all i could do,
Was hear your distress?
Where is pain,
What else – as that day could express.

“FINISH THEM OFF!”
1…
2…
3… All for you,
Mama!

See the blood!
Do you remember,
– mama?
Just like yours…
See their painful sores?
Hear their endless cries?

All for you mama,
For your memory.
For you,
I would take down
… even the economy.

Sandra Gitau

For more visit her blog @ sandragitau.wordpress.com.

By: Joan Rangara