Stand your ground,

Hold all that life gives,

Give the much that you can,

For in our giving we become,

In our becoming we are,

But again…

The question still lingers,

Who am I?
In God’s image we are made,

Dominion over the rest we were given,

To lead all as they follow,

Treading in the untrodden paths,

Step by step forth we move,

Giving hope where it may falter,

For that’s who we are.
You are not the clothes you wear…

Despite it being great for our image,

We ain’t the cars or machines we drive,

Even though society dictates otherwise,

Our deep baritone voices identify us,

But that is not really who we are,

So today I stand,

To tell of who we are.
Be a man!!

Be a man…?!


These words keep ringing in my head,

With each rising dawn and setting dusk,

From all around us we sure hear it,

Despite the context these words are given to us,

We still are left in amazement,

On what it all means,

In what we “men” are supposed to be…

So next time we hear it,

It will need more than just a nod of the head,

Or a shake of our heads!
I know who I am…

Not awaiting a description from those around,

Not awaiting meaning from those hanging around,

For I am me…

Born and bred as the original,

To stand up and out stand in everything,

Laying out my all for the sake of all,

Call me the protector and I shall respond,

For just as my Father up above,

Those I call my own I will protect,

Putting them under my wing,

Caring for them…

Loving them…

For they are of me,

As I am of them….

I am man.
I am a man…

Built of strength and lots of courage,

Built to last and endure all challenges that I may face,

Built in the most human form possible…

I too get weak sometimes,

Life sure hits me the hardest too,

Through valleys of self doubt and pain I pass through,

Of pain and confusion too I have been,

But in it all I still am able to stand,

I stand firm despite all that I may pass through,

I stand for I am a man,

You outstand for you are the man,


You are being a man.
Let not the phrase be a man bring you down,

For with sunrise that we see,

A lot comes into play in a man’s world,

We are built to last…

I am built to outlast,

You are built to shine,

To last,

To outlast,

To outstand…

For you are the man.
So listen up my man,

With certainty I know I know you,

You are the man,

This is who you are…

Bold and brave

Stand unswayed on your will 

Impose your way through fears 

Of the ones you care about 

Brave like a lion in the wild 
Strong and full of might 

For you were built to last long strong 

Never withhold back your might 

When the ones you care about feel threatened 

Like the rage of a wildfire 

Consume and guard your jewels 
Courageous and firm 

Be a solid rock where your loved ones stand on 

A foundation that never can be moved 

A firm rock that takes pride in what he loves 

And never is shaken or scared to stand firm.
So this day I stand before all,

Not to beat my chest on my deepening voice,

Or to sing about the scanty chest hairs I see,

For I know all that do not define me.

A protector I was made to be,

To shield and defend my own,

A victor I was meant to be,

To face each challenge thrown at me with a brave face,

To show courage and be an epitome of strength in the face of weakness,

To be that bright beam of light needed in the darkest hour,

Leading through murky waters in search of the calm in the storm.

Humility may be thought as a foreign trait,

But who said respect enslaves?

I stay humble and respect all for who they are…

Yes I am a man.

To them I may be a brother,an uncle,a dad,a grandfather…

I may be seen as a lot of things of the male species,

But in all one trait should stand out….

I am a man!
Are you a man?




The following day the sun rose wearily 

Its warm rays darkened by the presence of him

My brother, my friend’s boy

Ruthlessly hitting on my door

Threatening to murder it

All in the name of a knock

A streak of sweat,

Pulled my arm back,

A shade of regret,

Pushed my mind blank,

The door gave in,

The gap between my lips went thin.

 In a near slow motion 

My neck refused to hold my head and face

So they obeyed gravity and went falling down 

Now coloured with a hue of pure shame 

I pondered, pensive i thought 

Why did it happen?

Now came along,

A price to pay,

What do I say?

I will be a father,

Should I state further,

How my brother and I,

Differ like ground to sky.

Surprisingly a smile easily formed on his lips

As he prepared his organs of speech

To tell me of the good news 

Of him getting a kid soon

To share his surname with 

To fill our tranquil environment 

With vibrant sweet noise 
I couldn’t help but congratulate

Deep inside a heated debate 

What if the unborn

Has staggered speech 

Has bow legs 

 A receding hairline 

And a short tallness? 

It then would be clear 

My athlete was on the finish line 

While my brother’s was on the mark 

Set to run an already won race

The big questions and answers 

Would be direct to one person

My Brother’s girlfriend
*© Maru_kim*


Hey ♌ Leo…

Today I write to you,

I’m a Taurus ♉…

I will love you in silence,

Show it through my actions,

Express it in my words,

But will be afraid,

To tell it to you,

For the fear of rejection lingers,

So I shall hope,

That between the pages of my mind,

Between the lines of my writing,

In the calmness of my solitude,

There you shall find yourself,

For that’s where I keep you,

Hiding you,

Wanting you only for me,

For being the Bull…

I protect my own,

And you are my own.
Yours in love,

     â™‰ Taurus the Bull.


Eyes blinded,I see darkness…Irony

Lips grounded,I fear sadness…lay on me

Hug me tight and never let go

Skin so soft mind if I sneak my tongue 

And taste your beauty?

Legs held up I cant play you in this

Hands ready for hand off to em bi*ches

Vocals let me down all I can do dedications

Ed sheeran’s shape of you suits best your

Imperfections,Grant me the smile

Said you from the hills,My land has gold

For our ties in the suit I should be bold

Papa can’t let go mama even won’t at all

And in your description I dint hear a tall

Dark and in hand something


I know you aint ready for yes I do

Have my word no mess aaii! Duh!

Soulmates I think Jordan should hear that

You deserve a bouquet before n after

Valentines, everyday a rose

In search for beauty queen 

I lower my anchor

Lets try out mannequin

You settle me





There’s more to this world

Other than just friendship,family

And all that creates relationships

There’s more to our brains 

Other than just thinking,meditating

And coming up with solutions

There’s more to our bodies

Other than just pleasure,bathing

And keeping ourselves clean

There’s more to this piece

Other than just enjoying,Seeing

The images formed in each line 

There’s more to happiness

Other than just smiling,bonding 

And having the funniest person next to you

There’s more to betrayal

Other than just jealousy,selfishness

Formed As the earth seems a better place to the traitor

There’s more to these eyes

Other than just seeing,staring

To what amazes us and sparks love

There’s more to emotions

Other than just anger,sadness

Maybe because we lost that special person 

There’s more to you

Other than just what He,She

Thinks you are everytime you pass by 

What do you see??



#Guest Blogger and Poet : Simiyu.