There are things that I struggle to articulate. But there are so many wonderful human beings who don’t. I’m relatively knew to performance poetry and spoken word, but there are things that keep being brought to my attention the more I indulge in sharing my passion. These are some of the thoughts that I’ve been battling with, and I am grateful for wonderful human beings like Raya Wambui, for putting into words what I haven’t found the clarity or maturity of experience to do myself.
Originally posted on Raya Wambui:
As a child, at an age six I stopped finding the phrase;
“Your a poet and you didn’t even know it”
Because, I did know.
Until Twenty Three, I thought it would only be,
Only in writing.
Then, I did my rounds, sometimes ten in a month.
Dues must be paid, when you work with your mouth.
My day job also requires investment.
Running a business in its teenage years,
Doesn’t pair well with expensive hobbies,
Or weekends of beers.
Unfortunately the “This is a new event”
Line, cares little for whether I arrive home fine.
In this world, a girl my age, in her right mind,
Doesn’t travel alone past a certain time.
But the passion that burns my insides,
Won’t allow me to say “No.” Even when
You wouldn’t give me a comp or two,
To ensure I’m accompanied on my home route..
Makes me wonder; If I don’t make it…
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