Tuesday

Them and My Life

There they go again
Telling me I cannot
Will not make those choices that are mine
Pouring scorn thick and hot on me

Peddlers of lost causes prophets of doom
They are no match for my vision
Coordinates locked I will not waver
I will see through that dream
Coz its mine and I don't need anyone else’s

There they go again
Telling me I cannot
Will not make those choices that are mine
Pouring scorn thick and hot on me

They know not what drives me what lights me up
Clueless to how much more throttle
This vehicle of my life has to offer
They think they know me till
I step on the gas leaving them in my dust

There they go again
Telling me I cannot
Will not make those choices that are mine
Pouring scorn thick and hot on me

Cruising through life in my blood red cabriolet
Carefree wind in my face, Tusker between my legs
Waiting for the next curve sure that I will take it
Loving the thrill closing in on my dream

There they go again
Telling me I cannot
Will not make those choices that are mine
Pouring scorn thick and hot on me

Smiling at me the sun always is
Basking me in its rays of hope
Beckoning me to live that dream
How best I know without a care in my mind


This poem feels like a song. I used to listen to Billy Joel way back and i heard his song 'My life' on the radio driving to work.It brought a rush of memories and gave birth to this.

6 comments:

WANJORO said...

Live the dream. Although i dont know who Billy Joel is i can somewhat relate.

Mshairi said...

You are right - the poem reads like a song, very rhythmic and kind of cool. It also sounds very masculine.

kipepeo said...

oh its oh so wow!! im loving it! thanks for that.

nick said...

there they go again...don't you hate it when that happens to be your treasured friends or relatives the people who should be having your back are the same stabbin it!!!

iamnasra said...

I see that you are from Kenya
Well I was so happy when we read "she is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 October . She has been praised by the awarding committee as "a source of inspiration for everyone in Africa fighting for sustainable development, democracy and peace".

if you have chance please read my blog about it

http://iamnasra.blogspot.com/2005/03/my-african-lady.html

I was so proud about this African lady

UARIDI said...

That is nice - do not let "them" limit you. You can do anything.