“I Have a Poem,” By Walter Keyombe

Posted on April 12th, 2010 | Filed under Faith and Politics, In Print: New Books, InterViews

I have a poem.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll spread the message with its fires
Towards the planets with holocausts or killings
A poem that’ll talk about reality amongst the
Communities tortured and marginalized
A poem that’ll be against female mutilations
With sex violation and child abuse
A poem that’ll sail on the oceans, seas
And lakes.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll flow deep in the hearts of mankind
Imagination with persecution and murder
A poem that’ll transform many faces from sadness
To joy in the season of revolt
A poem that’ll fly above the moons, stars
And suns.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll bear the richness of solidarity
For the poor and needy groups
A poem that’ll climb the mountains with rocks
Against the tribal war and hatred
A prayer that’ll linger across the borders, horizons
And skies.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll never accept dictatorships
But the democracy to embrace the integrity and equality
A poem that’ll victoriously shine in the midst
Of darkness to steer the world for light
A poem that’ll challenge the axis of conflicts, hunger
And war.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll change the masses from
Racialism and imperialism to harmony that prevails
A poem that’ll face no fear from the leaders
Of the earth in the nuclear advancement
A poem that’ll heal the children, mothers
And fathers.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll sweep away the intimidation
And humiliation of racism
A poem that’ll stand by the justice
Towards the sufferers and victims on soil of
Terrorism and AIDS's stigma
A poem that’ll bring the new dawn
To the less fortunate, disabled
And the poor.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll resist the subjugation of
The innocent creation and nature burning
A poem that’ll uphold our dignity and rights
Against the imperialists' nightmare storms
A poem that’ll reign on the rivers, streams
And valleys.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll fight for my rights, your destiny
Against poverty and violence
A poem that’ll take its paths on the clouds
Of machinations with tribalism
To bring back reconciliation within the dust
Of bloodshed of massacre
A poem that’ll call for the struggle
Against the tyrants holding the oppressions
And discrimination against a culture
A poem that’ll condem the child trafficking, slavery
And child soldier.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll reflect on the lives
Living in despair with no hope for the future
A poem that’ll free the deprived peoples
From the rising massacre and destruction
A poem that’ll boldly demonstrate against
Military dominance of human dignity
A poem that’ll swiftly tread in the slums, towns
And cities.

I have a poem for peace to the world
A poem that’ll curse child labour,
And early marriage on the rise
A poem that’ll condem and break all arms, bullets
And bombs and create justice that prevails
A poem with the vision for the mission
Against inhumanity, impunity
And injustice.

Yes!
I have a poem for peace to the world

A poem!
Like Martin Luther King had
A Dream.

Walter Keyombe is a new powerful Kenyan performing poet and author on the global poetry scene and an international leading spoken word artist whose work has been published in various global online magazines of Canada, the United States, India, Germany, Amsterdam, and the United Kingdom.This includes the Enchating Verses, Stephen Gill Gazzette and many other journals. He is a peace envoy with United Religions Initiative, and an active member of World Poets Society. Also he is an acclaimed peace activist who recently hosted the First World Peace Poetry Festival Kenya 2009, which was held on 19th September last year at World Hope Center in Nairobi in honor of the UN International Day of Peace, which was graced by the International Pen Kenya Chapter President, Philo Ikonya, and Executive Vice President, Derek Janney, of World Hope. Currently, he is a volunteer cook at World Hope Academy in Nairobi, Kenya.

2 Responses to ““I Have a Poem,” By Walter Keyombe”

  1. Emmanuel says:

    You had a poem like Gandhi’s simple speech of simple truth. I like it.

  2. Wonderful Poem Thank You. Very Inspiring