Treasure Island

Ben Banda

(1975 / Kenya)

Poems of Ben Banda

1. A Bitter Kiss 7/18/2005
2. Baby Girl 7/18/2005
3. Chair By Sunset 7/18/2005
4. Gold Diggers 7/18/2005
5. Honey Moon 7/14/2005
6. Legs 7/18/2005
7. Pulpit Of Faith 7/18/2005
8. The Eagle's Flight 9/26/2005
9. The Gender Dragon 7/18/2005
10. The Home You Were 9/26/2005
11. Thirst For Mandela 7/18/2005
12. To Swallow The World 9/26/2005
13. To The Widow 7/14/2005
14. What Is Joy? 7/14/2005

Gold Diggers

They shed blood to kindle gods,
Their pornographic gods to shine.
But if they withdraw their swords,
Behold, gold’s image twinkles.

They do who do not refrain swords,
Snuff candles off God’s images.
‘But who knows the aims of blood? ’
Surely, one whose silence speaks.

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