Monday, 15 August 2011

If I should Die

#117  Carry on Tuesday

Task: To use the opening line of Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Soldier” in which he expresses movingly his love for England
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If I should die,
Think only this of me:
My soul lived for Kenya
In taarab, genge and reggae
It dwelt in the Mara and Fort Jesus

If I should die,
My thoughts be scattered
To console the bones of Marsabit women
In unbridled compassion, yet
Let them scorch conscience of tyrannies

If I should die,
Keep in good stead, keep your eyes
To my playful self, mourn me not,
Read me “Death, Be not Proud”
For I will be in
good company of immortals;


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, I love this one. The "unbridled compassion" and "scorch the conscience of tyrannies". You are in fine form this morning, Salem. Write on! May your pen pierce the apathy of the masses and turn the tide towards hope and justice.

Salem Lorot said...

And let it be so, Koko, let it be so... :)

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