RIP Fellow Kenyans: Y is Still Part of the Alphabet

By The Constant Little Jimmy

 

This time I just can’t follow,

The rules of poetry; I once learned in linguistic classes.

I have never worn glasses,

Yet today I feel I am in some.

When I try to take the sum,

Of all the lives we lost.

Y is a part of the alphabets,

But normally pronounced as;

Why?

Sometimes we say it,

though we aren’t counting the alphabets.

But then God is there.

 

Our tears,

Our fears,

All our years,

He knows them all.

Even our peers,

Children and women;

Who we all lost,

To the hungry flames.

To the pipeline frames.

We blame Lunga Lunga,

Even the name scares me.

It sound foreign, some funny goddess.

Y is a letter in the alphabet,

Pronounced as Why?

Yet we say it when we are not counting.

But again God was there.

 

Every time I read the sacred book,

I get energy to dance in the rain,

To sing in the storm.

To jump over deep waters,

To dive; risk drowning.

Remembering your promises to Noah,

The father of nations.

But the thought of fire,

It makes me shiver.

Remembering the promises,

During the end.

That fire will come,

And burn the sinners.

Father, I know not only Kenyans are sinners.

The Ngalu Ngalu tragedy,

Were our sins due for punishment?

This is why Y will remain,

A letter in the alphabet,

Yet we are not counting them,

But again God loves Kenya!

 

Yes!

I just said that.

And if you didn’t get it,

God loves Kenya.

Look,

How long is the pipe that busted?

What length busted?

How many people resides in Ngalu ngalu?

(Am scared of saying L***A L***A)

How many died?

How many people are admitted in KNH?

How many have been discharged?

Y is a letter in the alphabet.

And for this reason I won’t use it here.

Since I am not counting.

 

May God,

The comforter,

Creator of heaven and earth,

The author and the finisher,

Of human life,

Comfort us this very moment.

Nourish our souls.

Strengthen our hearts.

Rest their souls,

In eternal peace.

And since we meet them again father,

Help us understand,

That Y is the third last letter on the alphabet.

And we shall never use it,

Except when we are counting.

 

RIP Brothers and Sisters.

My 5 Links

This was an initiative started by Egichomo here. You simply post five links to certain posts as done below then tag about  five bloggers to do the same. Here goes:

Most Popular Post: Why a Kenyan Revolution will Never Happen

This post was written a few days before February 28th. If we can all remember, The Arab revolution was sweeping through countries such as Tunisia and Egypt. Back home, people sort to come up with something that would make Kenyans stand up and tell the political elite that enough was enough. February 28th was chosen as the day in which we would sing the national anthem at 1PM. This post by cdooh sort to explain why a Kenyan revolution would never happen. As we speak, I do not know what became of the Kenya Feb 28th initiative, but I suppose, as a country, we have had to address other more pressing issues.

Post That Did Not Get The Attention It Deserved: The Journey

This is a poem by beenduta. I leave it to you to interpret it as you deem fit.

Post Whose Success Surprised Me: Review: Twitter App LMAO!

This is a review of the twitter API LMAO! that was made by Amasy. The reason why it’s success was such a surprise is because the person who wrote the post, greatrnk, is not such a tech person. As a result, the review was more of an ordinary review rather than a technical one.

Most Controversial Post: The Unspoken Rules of The ‘Kalocal’

This is not a controversial post, since there has not been one written here yet. However, I believe this post by Deestinguished will win if a poll of the most controversial post is done. This is a post which gives some rules on how to conduct ourselves when visiting our various ‘kalocal’

Post I Am Proud Of: Martha aka Thatcher Karua: Is Change Here?

This was the very first post on this blog. It was written by Justalffie just after Mike Sonko and Kabogo had been elected Members of Parliament in by-elections.

I tag the following (who are more than five. Rules are made to be broken!)

Cdooh who blogs at Private Thoughts of A Young Kenyan

Greatrnk who blogs at The Greatrnk

Justalffie who blogs at In His Mind

Deestinguished who blogs at Life In Paragraphs

Beenduta who blogs at Bee Illustrated

Pre7amer who blogs at Pre 7’ame’ers Blog

Ascofu who blogs at Ascofu at Work

Antwarogue who blogs at Rogue Blog

Believe What You Really Believe

By Young Joey

One day I just sat on my bed and thought, many people may not know me as a thinker but the few people who know me (I mean….really know me) would beg to differ. Anyway, as I sat on my bed – smoking on that popular illegal drug – I thought, the world as we know it is the only planet that supports life in it. It is not that other heavenly bodies cannot, but they lack a thing or two and that makes life impossible. Earth on the other hand is just the right distance from the sun, has a moon that lights up the dark half of the planet, and has all the right elements favourable for life. Did you know that Jupiter plays a role in Earth’s survival? Well it does. Jupiter’s mass shields the Earth from asteroids and comets, mmmh.. I want you to think about this… is Earth just this lucky?;that it just so happened to be the life supporting body that just lies in the perfect position in a very organised solar system?; Albert Einstein talked of the vastness of the universe and day by day NASA gets better and better telescopes to help us understand this, but surely there has never been any form of life on any other body except the Earth (well none that we know of). Anyway the above text was just to set you up for an observation I have made recently, (I am hoping to publish a book on this one day).

We are all born into our family or community believes: If our parents are Muslims we become muslims and every other religion is fallacy, if our parents are Christians we in turn become christians and every other religion is fallacy and so on and so on….

My point in this is that we never really truly believe our religious backgrounds we just tend to obey our parents. As there is no ONE language on earth there surely cannot be any ONE belief. It is human nature to differ, but who is worshiping the real Creator, who is right? who is wrong? Well the answer is everyone is right, yes even the Romans, the Greeks and/or the Hindu. Picture this in terms of the language analogy…human beings can physically speak but due to the human nature of differences, cultures, locations; we do not speak the same language. Better yet we can represent this as an equation and let all the variables be the different languages. what will we factor out?

Now back to the issue at hand. We can also imagine our situation as an equation with all the different believes being the variables:  for instance
GOD (Jesus* Krishna* Mohammed………..n) from the above we can derive that God is a common factor in every belief.

According to me, religion is something our leaders imposed to base our ethical decisions and that could be a factor as to why we have so many different believes. And again, I believe God is the order in the universe. The force that maintains a neat system for the inhabitants of planet earth. It is said that God has no end, and the universe is infinite. coincidence? Anyway I was born a christian but this is what I truly believe and I am glad this conclusion was not influenced by anyone else. Just ME!

I am sure by now everyone who has read thus far tends to believe me or rather is in doubt of their current believes. Well, do not abandon your believes. This text is just an experiment to show you how the human mind is flexible. Nowadays, people tend to believe anything presented to them in a mathematical and scientific approach. This is why everyone is finding themselves believing in conspiracy theories and such like arguments presented in documentaries. This is a not a bad thing as it shows that the human mind is at work and we support rational thinking. However, be careful my friends. Make sure you truly believe what you claim to believe.

YoungJoey (c)2011