Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Inner Battles

I'm facing Battles of the spirit
Battles of the mind
I shall turn to You Lord
All other ground is sinking sand

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Scars

When you lose something strong
Something you held dear
The Scar cuts deep
Sometimes more than you can bear


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Breaks & Bonds

We want We get
Soon after we're careless and forget
The innate treasure that got us attracted
We scream we shout, we argue and fight
We succumb to the pressure
and quickly want out
And no sooner than they're gone
We regret and want reunion

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Stage Fright

I went on and on about how much I wanted to sing
But when I got on stage my mouth went dry
I raved about forgiveness and the healing it brings
But when (I felt) wronged I looked away and let it die

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blessed Assurance

Sleep well My child, everything will be alright
Don't fret about your future
Be assured I have it secure
When you need to cry, you can always cry to Me
My door's always open
Through all your burden and your glee

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Where did we lose our way? Pt. 1

Whatever happened to women playing women
And men, men
What happened to the woman, kitchen and child
To truth; the man raising his own seed
And all his hard work not sneered at but appreciated

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Seductive Mistress

Save me from the Claws of this seductive mistress
She takes me at her will, leaving me powerless
She visits every evening, her demands I cannot fight
Save me from sleep, the temptation of the night

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

No Goodbyes, Not Just Yet

Good incense
warms up the room
with it's sweet fragrance

The incense may burn out
But the sweetness remains etched
Forever in the heart


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Caesar's Rethought

What Caesar got
served the people proper
What Caesar got
is the reason the empire prospered
What Caesar got
didn't only benefit the rich
What our Caesar gets
Needs a lot of rethinking


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Arms Open Wide

She’s a user, an abuser
Looks used and abused
Beaten and beat
Black sunken eyes
Lips swollen
Broken ribs
Palm slits
There’s no telling how far she’ll get

But in His eyes she’s beautiful
Lovely
Huggable, a darling
He forgives and forgets
Her cries He always accepts
For in His eyes
She’s His child
For her His arms will always open wide

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

She Got Me

She got my thoughts distorted, contorted
got me flying high
like a kite gliding the gentle East Wind
the float so soothing
my mind so preoccupied
on how to blow her mind

She got me curious
fired
the inner me inspired
pleasant thoughts and virtual walks
writing her my silly notes
sing-alongs and radio joints
My paper, my pen, my love, my heart

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

She Got Me

She got my thoughts distorted, contorted
got me flying high
like a kite gliding the gentle East Wind
the float so soothing
my mind so preoccupied
on how to blow her mind

She got me curious
fired
the inner me inspired
pleasant thoughts and virtual walks
writing her my silly notes
sing-alongs and radio joints
My paper, my pen, my love, my heart

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wanasiasa na maboys

mahengri wanatafuna mei design ya miwa
kila kitu inawapitia wanataka kuimangia
ubao mingi, taki haiishi
na hio kumanga yote haiwashibishi
mtaani watoi wanadie
mamatha wanacry
inalazimisha maboys waingie crime
mtoo ziko mob
hakuna job
inabidi maboys wasake through kurob

Bonyo Buogha 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Character

At the point in my life where tables have turned
Fingers burned
Is the point where I am revealed


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mano-a-Womano

I’m not looking for Jolie’s eyes

Dion’s style or Theron’s smile

Neither am I fascinated by Lopez’s thighs

I’m not so into Alba’s cute face

The runway supermodels or magazine’s front face


All I want is you to be YOU

No hidden agenda,

Just open, loving and true


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In Your Shoes

I see the world through your eyes

Your beautiful eyes


I hear the harsh words through your ears

Your beautiful ears


My tears roll down your face

Your beautiful face


I’ll be more gentle

I now know what it’s like to be in your shoes


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ode for Mama/Papa

I’ll love you now

As much as I can

I’ll make you proud

To have me as your son



I’m not sure about tomorrow

Yours or mine

But I’ll make today

Worth a thousand smiles



I can’t thank you enough

For bringing me up proper

For wanting the best for me

Praying for me to prosper



All lessons learned

I’ll surely pass on

Parent to child

Generation to generation


© Bonyo Buogha 2009

De-linked

All those years

All the laughter and tears

All the joy, all the pain

In a heartbeat buried and forgotten

© Bonyo Buogha 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

She & He Yin & Yang

Her perception, beyond sensory;
She hears my silent heart desires
Tastes my thoughts
and writes words straight on my heart
She radiates throughout my whole
and is embodied in my physical, and my soul
Yin & Yang; together we are whole

Toshi

..On Adversity

Thank You Lord for this struggle,
For the rough storm, for all the trouble,
For the seemingly never-ending situation,
The 'nos' & isolation,
It is well with my soul,
Before we rise we sometimes need to fall,
Adversity is the best teacher of all

Toshi

The Silence of God (when miracles happen)

When there's pin-drop silence,and you don't see any signs
Don't lose hope, God is working behind the scenes
Have faith, stand still, and leave it all to Him
He shall answer in His time, Nothing's beyond the King of Kings

On Friendship

In life there are;
friendships we make
friendships we break

in friendships we prosper
through friendships we despair

in friendships we laugh
in friendships we cry

for friendships we live
in friendships we die

I have but my eyes to cry (J'ai que mes yeux pour pleurer)

There was a time in my life I knew I'll always have it all
Someone to support me, pick me up whenever I fall
But life had other plans, I lost you much sooner
But your teachings will never die; they will last forever
From generation to generation your wisdom shall be passed
And in the hearts of those you touched forever you will last

I can't thank you enough for how you shaped my life
Only these tears I cry to express my love and gratitude inside

On Leadership

For I am nothing without the Whole
and the Whole nothing without me

Toshi

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Word, My Wand

My Word is my Wand
Whatever I declare comes forth
I say, therefore I am

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Will You Still be Mine?

Will you still be mine in the morning
After the evening passion fades
After all the pleasures of last night
have all been swept away

Will you still be mine
After the bitter arguments and fighting
After harsh words have been exchanged
will you open your arms and let me back in

Will you still be mine
When I lose everything, lose it all
Will you support me from scratch
Be the one I can always depend on

She & He Yin & Yang

Her perception, beyond sensory;
She hears my silent heart desires
Tastes my thoughts
and writes words straight on my heart
She radiates throughout my whole
and is embodied in my physical, and my soul
Yin & Yang; together we are whole

I'll Be Waiting (for you)

I'll be waiting for you
Out in the rain, when all seems gray
When blinded, and you can't seem to find your way
I'll be your guide, and still your friend
Show you the ropes, be the ever helping hand
I'll tell you the truth, even when you don't want to hear it
Push you to face every challenge, no matter how you fear it


Question is, when roles reverse, Will you wait for me?

Kiki Wea Kenda

When I trip and fall,
Kiki Wea Kenda
When I seem to do everything wrong,
Kiki Wea Kenda
When I've lost sight
lost deep in the sea
Be my lighthouse
that beacon, my trusted guide
Kiki Wea Kenda



*Don't leave me/Stay by my side

Free Will: A Pen and a Blank Page

Your Story is not my story
But is a book, just like mine
In this library of life, each book has a chapter
Each chapter a story in its own
"My First Crush, 'My First Kiss','My First Heartbreak','My First Moment of True Happiness'" among others
Each story is a learning experience
Each in its own way important
We relive, & learn from previous chapters
And write the following chapters, when we decide to do so
It's up to us to decide how the story ends
Free will; A Pen and a Blank Page
Staring at you to write the script
Do not let others write your story
It's YOUR life, LIVE it! Decide. Write.
That's the turning point, that's when you truly start to live

A Pearl and a Rock

I know this fine young man
A king in his heart
Dreams of reaching the stars
As he sits in the makeshift mud hut

I know this pretty young girl
A world apart
Her life all planned out
Right from the start

The pebble dreams of being a rock
The pearl, of being loved and adored
Two fitting pieces of a puzzle
Yet to interlock
The story's still in the making
of the Pearl and the Rock

Driving the Politics Folly Train

The Words that come out of his mouth
Defy the grey hairs on his head
What's held between his ears
Leaves much to be desired

He's a perennial liar
Doesn't know the meaning of truth
Yet every five years
We line up to cross his name,
and cast the ballot in the booth

Cherry-Lipped Kiss

Sweet, like the fresh fruity taste
Nice, soft, deep red and cold
Cherry, the taste that never grows old

Pre-empt

Wish I could speak my mind
Wish I could free my thoughts
Wish I could swallow my pride
Avoid the slippery slope to the Fall

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On Happiness

Happiness is not a fish that you can catch, nor buy.
Happiness is a state of mind, it exists within. Most of us just don't know where and how to look. We let our happiness be determined by external factors, uncontrollable ones. We let friends, family, lovers et al be our 'happiness determinors'.
In this life I've learnt that you can't find something if you don't know exactly what you're searching for. Hence the need to sit down and write about past experiences that enabled you feel true joy, those memorable moments you relive on quiet Saturday afternoons with doors locked and room quiet with curtains closed and everything switched off; yes, those moments. Focus on experiencing those happy moments again, or new experiences that will make you feel equally good, or better. Avoid searching for happiness in the wrong places; it is like chasing the wind or fishing smoke. I believe happiness is our birth right.
So smile, don't worry, be happy. You choose what dominates your thoughts, hence your feelings. Always remember that.

Lessons in Learning

I am in the process of learning myself
Understanding why some words escape me
Why some stay under my breath
I'm learning to face my fears
Learning not to swell up inside
To cry in the moment, not to hold back the tears
for with tears the pain is washed away
I'm learning to forgive
and more importantly to forget
Learning not to expect too much from others
I only have control over myself
I'm learning the true meaning of being alive
Filtering thoughts that occupy my mind
Filling myself to the brim
Acknowledging that Joy with-out is a radiation of joy within

Obama Kind of Joy


A friend of mine asked my why I'm happy Obama won.
I told him I'm happy coz he represents where I'm going
That I can be anything I dream regardless of where I was born
That my skin is only that, SKIN
And regardless of my circumstances, what matters is what's within

Barrack's taught me about hope
About not letting go of my dreams
And the essence of working with a team
We all need to hold hands,nobody can go at it alone
He's reminded me there are no impossibilities
Only unrealized imagination

You don't have to play the cards you're dealt
You write your own script
Don't let the past dictate what you will get
It's all yours if you want it!

And in the midst of it all
Don't forget where you came from
A house you can replace
But you can't replace your home