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Can beginnings be dreamt anew? Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by R Kahendi, Kenya Jul 11, 2008
Media , Human Rights , Peace & Conflict   Poetry


To write is to tell of worlds yet unformed.
To dream is to build new kingdoms abroad.
But what of our living world and our aging kingdoms?
What of the dystopian madness in which we dwell?
Can we not change it, Scrap the old story?
Can we not return to the blank drawing board,
And sketch out new hopes, new dreams and tomorrows?

We hold on to inspiration as if it’s our last drop of water,
Hoping that it will revitalize the vision we dreamt of,
Set right the lunacy we put into motion.
Information we manipulate, refusing to settle on hard, concrete facts,
Insisting instead on the abstract, the intangible, the unreal.

If this is all intangible, then tell me, is the pain a dream?
Is the crushing poverty a dream?
Are the justice, oppression and hunger all an elaborate dream?

When all that is tangible, cold, hard, concrete, and bitter
Collides with our intangible dreams,
Our dreams dissipate into the air as if made of smoke.
The intangible versus the tangible- a mismatched duel if ever there was one.
Can the tangible be uncreated? Can beginnings be dreamt anew?



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R Kahendi

The opportunity to learn from people from different walks of life has opened my eyes to the larger problems affecting us all.

I enjoy doing creative writing, poetry, and pieces on social issues. You can read some of my writing on my weblogs: KAHENDI'S BLOG, Ouagadougou's Weblog and Kahendi's Korner

Adham Tobail | Jul 26th, 2008
i hope to be our dreams new is very nice and to be sucsses in the life adham

Nice Piece
Dereje Amera | Oct 27th, 2008
What about the intangible be created as tangible, and the tangible becomes intangible.. Great poem thanks dereje

R Kahendi | Oct 30th, 2008
Thanks, Dereje. That's an idea for the next one :) ! Thanks, Adham.

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