Linda Ochiel

Unconventional? - Poem by Linda Ochiel

From this panoramic perch
A top Lake Naivasha, I savor one of human kind's oldest views
Over the sweeping floor of the largest valley
A flashback

Severing the garland of the dos and don’ts,
Foisted on us for generations
Prying open the clenched fist of norms and roles
A diseased antagonism appropriated for us
A pander to the expectations of the sanctimonious…

A leader? Young, unmarried and childless?

Then, the sputter and rage
Amidst jubilation at my coronation
The people have spoken!

A smile at the moon and wink at the sun
Rolling over and over the dewy grass
Shoeless, in a tie
Full of laughter and promise
I transmute into an ‘honorable’

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Unconventional? Who said? Yes, young, childless and unmarried too can be leaders!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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