Gabriel Mbusya

Rookie - 80 Points (Makueni, Kenya)

Facade Of Hope - Poem by Gabriel Mbusya

I have been in constant constellation
May be, my mental obstruction
Looking for old updates in your pages
Recalling the adhesives of our ages
And hoping nothing got out-worn,
Hopefully, cancer war was finally won,
And you have energy for more coffee
To keep off the usual cold and gruff…

I have been looking across the road,
From the stalls that sells cod,
In reminiscence of that day it rained,
And you stood there drained
Finding me a nice fish meal,
And I, awed by your hallow,
Sheltering by the weeping willow,
Scribbled a note, in my world,
To be by your side in the ward…

Unfortunately, I failed my test of hope…
I bowed down in the fall of that year,
Even before you…by stress and wear,
I know, neither you nor I, did expect it,
But you wrote me encouraging update,
Calling me by my middle name,
That resolve should never be lame…
This morning I found you, in my drab,
And stopped my browser to sob
For you- a double trickle of warm tears,
My surprised happiness after so many years
Of waiting to see an update in your pages.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

For my long time friend and cancer survivor

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 25, 2014



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