Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Zero

In the beginning
there was nothing
Zero, no existence
Then the word was spoken
To create the world
and the world came forth

I am at Zero
Speaking my word
creating my world
From heart to tongue
For I am the master
the creator of my world

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Call on Me

I am that stone
that you left unturned
I am that match
that you left unburned
I am that splendor
that you did not see
I am all you need
just call on Me

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Societal Injustice

Boys born
already cursed
Paying for the sins
of an unheard of past

Poor lads
living a ride
Yet the ticket
they did not buy

Build the boy
and you build a man
To be a strong pillar
for the family of tomorrow

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Letter to lost love

It's hard to let go
and finally get over you
But it's the only way
that I'll be true
and love someone else
For who they are
without comparing them to you

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teardrops

These teardrops
tattooed on my skin
Are a painful reminder
of the love that I killed

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

True Color

I painted the grass
a brighter shade of green
And showed it off
for all to see

Only for the rain
to wash it away
And expose my true color
my nakedness, my wilt

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Almosts

Just when about
to catch the butterfly
She flies away
always out of grasp

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

MIndipendence

What our minds need
is to be plowed
and harrowed

To plant our African seed
and kill the weeds
of colonized thought

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Faith and Dreams

Of ships that traverse the sand
I've heard but not seen

Or of dreams conquered
With no faith within

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lolita

The heartless lolita
dangling on a string
Heartless lolita
rousing fantasies

Slow thy pace
think beyond your years
Lest you and your seed
are fate-bound by your sin

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

God's Glory

Beyond the limits
of where my eyes can see
Feet can walk
or mind conceive
Is where Your work
Your greatness
Your glory
Begins

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Soul Sucker

Like a leech that
sucks the blood
You sucked my soul
Thus my turn
to a creature cold

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The dance

In and out
back and forth
The beautiful rhythm
a dance in it's own

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trois

They say two's a bore
and three a party
I propose a toast
to the experience of glee

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Impotence of the mind

We're having impotence
of the mind
Like a generational curse
We're born with seed
but aren't giving birth
We don't take care of it
don't water
And passing it on to the kids
what disaster

We're having impotence
of the mind
Rotting our brains out
Programmed by a box
using it as a way out
of time with ourselves
Living another's hell
a story another impotent fool tells
Yet no knowledge of our inner self

We're having impotence
of the mind
We need to cut loose
To sit alone in the dark
and rediscover the spark
that ignited in our child

We're having impotence
of the mind
Let's turn off the box
Spend time with our families
Spend time with God
Break bread with our friends
and more importantly our self
Water your seed, watch it grow
It's the best gift
to the seeds of tomorrow

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Plateau Phase

It was pure
it was gay
Now starting to morph
to shades of gray

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Tell Her

For all the world to know
that she is the one
But her not hearing it
from the tip of your tongue

A woman needs to be told
needs to hear the words
She needs constant assurance
from the man in her life

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dizzy me

She is something
strong
With a
twist
Dizzies my head
feebles my feet

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Hug, Care, Love

The murderer, the rapist
the dangerous criminal
all needed a hug
all needed someone to care
at just the right time
Hug, care, love
You just might be
another's turning point

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Material Girl

Chasing after glamor is
to stand in front
of a moving truck
attracted to oncoming light

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Back at one

I forged ahead
and took many steps
Only to realize
my walk was a circle
Leading back to the start

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Three Words

I wrapped three words
in a box
and signed
and sent

You opened the box
and smiled
and cried
and took them to heart

And in my folly I took
back the words
and made you feel
that they were not real

I now wrap
the three words in a box
Return not to sender
For they couldn't be more real

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Inner Child

We all want to cuddle
all want to be hugged
We all need the security
that we felt as a child

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Loss of Self

To let the black jack
Cling onto your skin
To live another's life
is living in sin

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

I am

I am
who I was yesterday
And will tomorrow be
who I am to day

For I am
constantly creating
Constantly defining
who I am

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Reruns

If I could
I would
Do the same
all over again

Else I wouldn't
know what I now know
Wouldn't
be who I now am

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Higher Learning

There is no learning higher
than of self and God
for there all answers lie

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Woof!

‎Act like
a dog
And thus
you will
be treated

Stand firm!
Else collars
and bones
be yours
for eternity

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Imprints

I tore your page
from my book
But it left
a huge imprint

You aren't
so easy
to forget
after all

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BONE Entry: 9 February 2011

I love the silence of the morning, it is golden,
I love the view of the stars, it is breathtaking,
I love the sunrise, it is refreshing,
I love You Lord, You are amazing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

True Appreaciation

I had
to hurt
to appreciate
true love

To fall
to appreciate
true growth

To cry
to appreciate
true laughter

Pray not
to die
to appreciate
true life

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Dead Man's Lament

I fought too many obstacles
so I could "live the life"
Only to later realise
That these obstacles
are the salt
that completes the taste of life

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Grounded

All the money in the world
or cars
or houses
or clothes or shoes
All the high table dinners
all people I know
all "important" hands I shake
all great achievements I make
Will never change me
I will always be
Me
For I am grounded

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

To tell...or Not

I want to pour out my heart
but keep holding back
For I keep thinking about
the pain and the hurt

I want to tell you my story
the bare, naked truth
To undress myself
and be understood by you

I want to, I want
but still cannot tell
If in time to come
I'll wish I didn't tell


© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Loving me, Loving you

Loving you is first loving me
For without love inside
None can spread, outward

Loving me is loving you
For what I become to myself
I become to you

Loving me is loving you
For when I'm true to me
I'm true to you

© Bonyo Buogha 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011