I Sit, I See, I Listen... written by Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH at Spillwords.com

I Sit, I See, I Listen…

I Sit, I See, I Listen…

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

Under shadowy
tree canopy
where
light plays
hide and seek
where
a gentle wind
caresses
your cheek
I sit
I see….
I listen…

O, Kenya !

thy faces, voices
tell tale
signs
of century’s
exploit,
woe begotten
oppression…

how long can
voices be
muffled?
No…
they speak
their tongue,
sing their song
strut and trot
their
primitive number…

resisting
the langue,
cult inflicted on,
asserting
the indigenous..

the resilience
of a ball
rising up
after a fall….

I sit
I see
I listen..

the volting up
voice
of humanity…

craving for
recognition,
acceptance,
justice,
above all
understanding…

folks..
I sit, I see
I listen..

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph is a professor, poet from Kerala, she has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry. Much anthologised, she travels worldwide, writes travelogues, short stories and story books for children. She has published 17 books,13 books of poems, a novel and a story book for children. Her latest work, "Songs of Silence" was released on 14th of May, 2022. She has won several accolades which include Galaxy Award for Experimental Poetry 2019, India Women Achiever’s Award 2020, and the Yannan Gold Medal The Outanding Poet Award from Yanan Literary Society, China 2021. She believes in the power of the word and writes boldly on matters that deal with the contemporary.
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