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Push Me Out!


Last night- when the world locked its doors
With me halfway in but pushed out
I cried for the sky was dark- rain almost pouring
There was nowhere to take shelter

Then I suddenly flew up
That force shoved me hard and I found myself above the clouds
I was headed to heaven!
Now I wished I had brought those others, locked out
With me

I was shocked at my own voice
I was troubled no more
And where all these followers came from I did know, dared not ask
Our voices together, shook the earth
Mine was small, but powerful amongst others

Not that I want to be locked out
But do it if you dare- if you can
You make me listen more keenly, open my eyes wider
See what you have been doing all the years past
So push me out- push us out!

Leah Okeyo


SSD's picture

Lovely piece!

Dada yangu Leah,

My friend, this is a lovely piece, indeed. It has a bitter-sweet taste of persimmon, yet, refreshing as the dew drop in the early dawn. The emotions are turbulent, surrendering and redeeming -- all at once.

Keep the ink flowing -- always like your works! Mzuri saana!
Asante sana -

Rafiki yako,
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji


Auma's picture

Asante sana dada Shaheen!

You are always a motivation for me! Am I still in your email list?


weareone's picture

A well written and emotional

A well written and emotional piece from a strong black woman. its a pleasure to meet you...


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