Francis G. Kariuki

Rookie - 33 Points (4-8-1995 / Nyeri, Kenya)

Coward Fighter - Poem by Francis G. Kariuki

'Ready? '
The bell rings
I ought to go fighting
In confusion my head swings
Ignorant of what fate it brings
But to true strength I cling

'Can you fight me child? '
He egocentrically asks
As in glory he basks
And fear my face it masks
Desperate for aid from the mosque
In which I had put my sticks

'Poor me! '
My sole soul sympathizes
As the body goes numb with worries
Pleading for peace and mercies
As doubt with uncertainty mingles
Of kissing someone's **ses!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Composed at 11.30 a.m on Sunday 6/10/13. Just thought: 'What about some creative writing? ' And here what I got! Enjoy...

Comments about Coward Fighter by Francis G. Kariuki

  • (10/26/2013 8:12:00 AM)


    Brilliant. Kudos to you my fellow Kenyan poet... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, October 7, 2013


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