This poet was born on 19 August 1985 and he has lived in Nairobi, Kinangop and Maragua in the republic of Kenya (East Africa) . Karanja was educated at Moi Educational Centre for his primary education and at Starehe Boys' Centre for his secondary school education. He went the University of Nairobi, Kikuyu campus from October 2008 to July 2012. He is currently a teacher of Literature/English. more »
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Jonathan Karanja Poems
Education, The Key To Success
From generation to generation, from time to time, Hast education among men been exalted, We’ve our children been telling two things do rhyme, These are diligence and education-possessing value untold.
The ‘Dog’, Man's Best Friend
Barking “dogs” seldom bite, so said the British, Yet dogs are pals most dear to man, Man can afford to his pet dog appear uppish, To every poodle, is every upstanding owner like a Napoleon,
I Long To See
I long to travel, globe trot and explore, I long to see many sites, holy and Biblical as well as historical, Since lots of travel, sounds, sites and landmarks galore, Make for grand experiences, both memorable and factual,
'Bull-Fight' Trap -new-
'Twas one fine mid-July day, Mine learners didst to me say, ‘We want a movie! Want to view it today', I agreed, my sixth sense didst me forewarn,
One Kenya, United We Stand
Diverse ethnicity forty-two tribes in all, Like multi-coloured attire in a shopping mall, Or diverse goods upon a supermarket stall, So are the many tribes, one flag unites us all,
Boom! Twaff! Boom! Rat! Tat! Tat! Tat! , Sound of gunfire in tiny African island State, Several citizens lifeless, some in villages lying flat, Many more still whereabouts unknown, obscure fate,
Life may not be rosy as a bed of putty, Ne’ertheless, it’s at least bearable and good, In place of ashes, soon shall come beauty, It all began in the house nasty word here and there as well as rude,
I Long and Thirst For Thee, O Lord!
I long for Thee, O lord Jesus Christ my Shepherd! , Who bled and died for me that I shall walk Heavenward, Acquainted with grief, bruised, pierced, chastised for me, In You O lord findest I all that I desire and Lord, I long to see,
Oh what a humongously lovely land our nation is, Bequeathed to us by our predecessors- our fathers of old, Who our rights championed, bringing equity and peace, From 1963 onwards we have our freedom relished- more precious than gold,
Earth, Moon & Ocean (V)
Swirling, white as foam, whoosh! swish! Eddying, tossing and ebbing at every pull and push, Of earth’s natural satellite, which around earth revolves, So does the mighty ocean and her currents,
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
Deep in the heart (near Lang’ata) of our capital, Harbouring and offering sanctuary to animals many in total, Small in size but of value to the nation, In East Africa having no imitation,
Earth, Moon and Ocean (IV)
Sob and suck as surfs in the sea at times retreating, ‘Tween high-tide and low tide alternating, Is the vast water body known as ‘ocean’, Spinning, rotating on its own axis,
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Education, The Key To Success
From generation to generation, from time to time,
Hast education among men been exalted,
We’ve our children been telling two things do rhyme,
These are diligence and education-possessing value untold.
Without skill, none can read nor write,
Nor can one a simple, mere highway signpost decipher,
Even along a road, one needs a bit of skill of blue,
‘As to identify colours from others and even directions.
Not only colours, but even information and messages as well,
One needs education to write read and decode,
Even one language from another to tell, ...