Buyunde Acura Sylivester

Rookie - 6 Points (8/10/1990 - Date / Kenya, Western province)

Six Minus Five


Scene One:

I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Kenyan,
A country that entitled me KENYAN,
Just a six lettered word.

I insist, I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Christian,
Calling for peace in CHURCH,
Just a six lettered word.

Get it, I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Muslim,
Calling for peace in MOSQUE,
Just a six lettered word.

Understand, I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Hindu,
Calling for peace in MANDIR,
Just a six lettered word.

I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Kenyan,
Calling for peace in NATION,
Just a six lettered word.

As a peaceful Kenyan,
I learn the value of brotherhood,
Through my National ANTHEM,
Just a six lettered word.


Scene Two:

I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Kenyan,
A country that taught me UNITY,
Just a five. Lettered word.

I insist, I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Christian,
Reading peace in the BIBLE,
Just a five lettered word.

Get it, I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Muslim,
Reading peace in QURAN,
Just a five lettered word.

Understand, I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Hindu,
Reading peace in GEETA,
Just a five lettered word.

I was grown a Kenyan,
I was grown religionless,
Reading peace even as a PAGAN,
Just a five lettered word.


Scene Three:

Am a calculated One Kenyan,
Ruled by a six or five,
Lettered names of a president.
Am always proud,
Because I get to learn that:
Six minus Five Equals to ONE.

What about,
Church minus Bible...
Masjid minus Quran...
Mandir minus Geeta...
Belief minus Pagan...
Nation minus Peace...
Growth minus Unity...
People minus KENYA...
IMPOSSIBLE!

Maybe,
Those're, six characters,
Minus five characters,
Equals to...
One God,
One Nation,
One Kenya!

Submitted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 11, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just felt proud of my nation and the magic of six and five letters..... to preach PEACE

Comments about this poem (Six Minus Five by Buyunde Acura Sylivester )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. XVII (I do not love you...), Pablo Neruda
  7. Where The Mind Is Without Fear, Rabindranath Tagore
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The Beauty that is Simplicity, Leong Ming Loong
  2. ALL MY DAYS, Colin Ian Jeffery
  3. Siclliano, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  4. Goodnight Kiss 3, Michael P. McParland
  5. Mona Lisa, The Enigmatic Masterpiece, Rajesh Thankappan
  6. A Dream Of Death, Luo Zhihai
  7. Why Life?, Sandra Feldman
  8. Adrenaline, Raihana Abdul Jabbar
  9. What was this feeling?, Sergio Jaime
  10. MERI PRAKRATI, Gunjan Panchal
[Hata Bildir]