Hannington Mumo

Silver Star - 3,506 Points (17th November 1987 / Kenya)

I Retire - Poem by Hannington Mumo

After a day of hard toil
Beneath my blanket I now coil;
I rest from my toils of ink and pen,
Comfortable that I’ve done all with my ken.

And tomorrow being a Sabbath
I shall take an early morning bath
And observe the holy day.
Now may the Lord bless my feeble way!

And when in the bliss of night I rest,
Let my breath be blessed
Until to a new day I wake;
And if the heavens my soul be pleased to take,
May it be kept in a sacred place,
Where I may partake in the angelic praise!

And now I do retire;
Both fame and name I desire;
May I a great man be,
And all the amenities sweet be given me!











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After a day of hard toil
Beneath my blanket I now coil;
I rest from my toils of ink and pen,
Comfortable that I’ve done all with my ken.

And tomorrow being a Sabbath
I shall take an early morning bath
And observe the holy day.
Now may the Lord bless my feeble way!

And when in the bliss of night I rest,
Let my breath be blessed
Until to a new day I wake;
And if the heavens my soul be pleased to take,
May it be kept in a sacred place,
Where I may partake in the angelic praise!

And now I do retire;
Both fame and name I desire;
May I a great man be,
And all the amenities sweet be given me!

HANNNINGTON MUMO.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2011



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