Bird set free

What is freedom?

What is freedom if I’m not free?

If I’m rooted to one place like a tree

Treated like a captive in my own country

What is freedom if I cannot speak

Speak Out against the injustices that have reached a new peak

What is freedom if I’m not safe at my sanctuary of worship

If the said place is not even considered under state protectorship

What is freedom if I’m not free to choose

If I have no control over anything like an addict of booze

If I feel like I have nothing to gain and everything to lose

And as I walk around I ooze 

Desperation and despair because the weight

On my shoulders won’t let me stand straight 

To my full height 

Because the powers that be look at me with fright 

That if they unchained me like django, I might

Come to my senses and realize that  I can fight

Back and actually win 

But they don’t want me to win

I know it is true because they won’t let me in

On the secrets to success even though they keep it within

My sight but out of my grasp

 like the proverbial carrot and stick and I gasp

For air as I try to catch my breath 

After another day of running after that carrot of death

I may be way out of my depth 

But I won’t beat around the bush like Tarzan

Instead I will stand up taller than

 Mohammed Ali, wake up early n tell myself ‘weh ni mkali

But unlike my brother graph  khali ,I will not graphically

Hold premature mazishis for my comrades in the game

And even though we dont deserve the blame,It is I who will hang my head in shame

If my daughter has to take D from her educators all in the name

Of not getting an E in her paper. I’d rather she gave zero F’s  about that exam.

Or if my son starts walking around with a gun to protect our fam

Because the streets are unsafe like unprotected sex 

And people are getting crazier than a jilted ex

It is time for a dissolution ,because I am no longer disillusioned

And I as the opposition have a proposition for the demolition of the devolution

Through collision with the coalition of crooks leading our society without sobriety

I am not sarafina so freedom is coming today not tomorrow 

Because I have reached the peak of my pain and sorrow

Im ready to wage war even if I’m solo

Wherever the road to freedom leads I will follow

Farewell as i journey along in this quest for a new era of peace

Because if I don’t do it myself,not even Swizz beats 

who married miss Alicia ,has the Keys, 

to set us free

And may we dwell in unity ,peace, and liberty🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪

©Paul Zay 2017


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