David Munene wa Kimberly

(06th January 1986 / Kalimoni, Kenya)

For Coat of Arms’ Sake!


We must not glorify sin
By effortlessly nullifying goodwill
We must not vilify peace
By focusing on an instance of turbulence
I have seen us do much better
Than pray about terror
For we stress not on error
Rather its solution and correction

We are a delightful nation
That works hard against inflation
We must be sensitive with our own
Without focusing on their insensitivity
We are not too proud to beg
But only to God do we acknowledge
They want us in panic and shock
We meet them with courage round the clock
With a firm gait and a strong handshake

We are human enough
To not focus on their inhuman stuff
They seek publicity,
We greet them with pity
They have killed our own
But they remain unknown
How can we then allow ourselves,
To appear worthy of pity?

We have won before they fought
We are winners when we confront
Life is what we care most about
That is why of death we are concerned not
Their heinous Lilith-like breed is sterile
We are a multiplying godly genus
We celebrate life as they glorify death
We are Kenyans for coat of arms’ sake!

Submitted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Urging fellow Kenyans to desist from succumbing to the pressure caused by the #Westgate attack and from glorifying the perpetrators unknowingly by focusing on the negative.

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