Let the flowers grow atop you,to enrich us with your never ending fragrance.
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,
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…
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,
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?
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
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,
Wanting you only for me,
For being the Bull…
I protect my own,
And you are my own.
Yours in love,
♉ Taurus the Bull.
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
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.