Auma's Poem on Kenya .. and its Democratic Voices
I am sharing with you a gorgeous poem that Auma (Auma Leah) shared with me this past week, in the midst of the election violence that is gripping Kenya.
"I Would Rather Be Poor'
I would rather be poor if this is how the rich behave
After all i'm wealthy in reason and resources
I would rather be uneducated if this is how the well
For they will have read more notes but i will be wiser
I would rather be hungry if this is how the satisfied
For in my hunger i will be humane
I would rather be a guard at the parliament gate if
this is how the politicians behave
For i will brush shoulders with them at the entrance
and not participate in their sly schemes
I would rather be powerless if this is how the
For in my toothlessness i will bite harder and deeper.