A Strange Land

By Gideon Mutai

It all started when my dad got charged
The messenger obediently went all the way
Passing through the aisle of oviduct
To the strange land where I started forming

Nine months I had to stay
In the land where no sun nor moon is visible
There is no crime or obsession
As I had to learn later
It’s where I came from

Free lifts I used to get
I went to wherever you went
To the functions you attended, I did also
In church while you sang, I danced to the songs
A strange land indeed
It is where I came from

Happiness and Joy were surplus
No work was known but much play
Eating and enjoying oneself was top in the list
No shock could reach to me
As the limousine absorbed them
It’s where I came from

A strange land I’ll not go back to
Not that I don’t want
But because it’s impossible
A land of no return I may call
It is where I came from

I thank you my mama
For you did not allow foreign objects
To prick and pierce my territory
You proved a good mother
You tenderly cared for me
And patiently waited for me
To come out of the strange land

Even after I was out,
You did continue loving me
Until I am now writing this poem
I wonder where I would be today
Had you not voted NO to aborting me
While I was in the strange land
Young, formless and oblivious of everything

A strange land, a strange land
I would not describe it better
I would not call it a better name
Because it remains strange to me
A strange land indeed
It’s where God was forming me!

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I am a Christian

I love this poem by Maya Angelou  

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.”

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say…”I am a Christian” I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say…”I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou, I’m just a simple sinner Who received God’s good grace, somehow!

I don’t care

By Gideon Mutai

I don’t care
You may be wondering why
‘cause I don’t care
Unless you think I am awesome
In which case you are right

I stopped caring about anything
Think of me what you want to
Talk of me what behooves you
But remember one thing
In all, I don’t care

I serve a Mighty God
And I cannot stoop so low
To a fellow human being
To get what I want or desire
I only care of what God desires of me

I don’t care if I pass or fail
It doesn’t define my destiny
Nor portray who exactly I am
Exams has not been a good standard
And that is why I don’t care

I don’t care if I die
Since death is not part of life
But negation of life
I only care what happens thereafter
Will I wake up to eternity or condemnation?

Am not Gonna Do It

By Gideon Mutai

Today he came in without a knock
I rem well ’twasn’t time for the clock
And had forgotten to lock the door
But I could not do it anymore
I didn’t care if I was to lose my job
In just giving him a blowjob

Today she sent me to the river
I rem I was about to deliver
And no break had I known before
But I could not do it anymore
Always playing the donkey’s role
Hey! I care today for my soul

Today he gave me another buff
Or else I would face it rough
Do I say I wasn’t going to do it?
Indeed I was tired if am to admit
I was a slave then if I may say
Surely I had gone far astray

Today she decided in her heart
From addictions she must depart
Master-abation she has been doing
While feelings of guilt kept accruing
She was not gonna do it again
And all who hear say a big Amen

Today she made many resolutions
In a bid to make life substitutions
Little did she involve Mighty Father
To you it might not be a bother
But to her it meant a relapse
The thought of it made her collapse

Today she woke up to jot it down
When not one soul was around
Atop she crowned with a prayer
And resolved not to ever despair
For her Mighty God would answer
And removed away would be her cancer

The Pencil Parable

In the beginning, the Pencil Maker spoke to the pencil saying, “There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can be.”

1. You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.

2. You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but this is required if you are to become a better pencil.

3. You have the ability to correct any mistakes you might make.

4.The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.

5. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write. You must always leave a clear, legible mark no matter how difficult the situation.

The pencil understood, promising to remember, and went into the box fully understanding its Maker’s purpose.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you; always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

1. You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand.

2. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

3.You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.

4. You will be able to correct mistakes you might make or grow through them.

5. The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.

On every surface you walk, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to serve God in everything.

Everyone is like a pencil…created by the Maker for a unique and special purpose.

By understanding and remembering, let us proceed with our life on this earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart and a relationship with God daily.

You were made to do Great Things! Yes You Can!