Treasure Island

Buyunde Acura Sylivester

(8/10/1990 - Date / Kenya, Western province)

Six Minus Five


Scene One:

I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Kenyan,
A country that entitled me KENYAN,
Just a six lettered word.

I insist, I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Christian,
Calling for peace in CHURCH,
Just a six lettered word.

Get it, I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Muslim,
Calling for peace in MOSQUE,
Just a six lettered word.

Understand, I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Hindu,
Calling for peace in MANDIR,
Just a six lettered word.

I was born in Kenya,
I was born a Kenyan,
Calling for peace in NATION,
Just a six lettered word.

As a peaceful Kenyan,
I learn the value of brotherhood,
Through my National ANTHEM,
Just a six lettered word.


Scene Two:

I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Kenyan,
A country that taught me UNITY,
Just a five. Lettered word.

I insist, I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Christian,
Reading peace in the BIBLE,
Just a five lettered word.

Get it, I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Muslim,
Reading peace in QURAN,
Just a five lettered word.

Understand, I was grown in Kenya,
I was grown a Hindu,
Reading peace in GEETA,
Just a five lettered word.

I was grown a Kenyan,
I was grown religionless,
Reading peace even as a PAGAN,
Just a five lettered word.


Scene Three:

Am a calculated One Kenyan,
Ruled by a six or five,
Lettered names of a president.
Am always proud,
Because I get to learn that:
Six minus Five Equals to ONE.

What about,
Church minus Bible...
Masjid minus Quran...
Mandir minus Geeta...
Belief minus Pagan...
Nation minus Peace...
Growth minus Unity...
People minus KENYA...
IMPOSSIBLE!

Maybe,
Those're, six characters,
Minus five characters,
Equals to...
One God,
One Nation,
One Kenya!

Submitted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 11, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just felt proud of my nation and the magic of six and five letters..... to preach PEACE

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