A Chimera’s Journal

Written by Chaka Sichangi_The Great Elephant

I’ll end with my beginning and by that I’ve begun with my end,

Life as a double entendre,

Humility birthed by pride,

Glide though I plummet,

Tango in my stride,

Two husbands for my bride,

Cry for her – she prays for me,

She wanted to dance in the monsoon rain but instead she swallowed the sun on our honeymoon whilst

making love to a chimera,

she loved it but she hates me now,

Alas! Fading bliss and lightnings second kiss,

Just when I thought I’d fixed that diabolic contraption in my chest,

Two seeds sown,

The first, the possibility of a posterity to inherit my curse; hence the beginning of my continuance,

The last; the beginning of our end,

That damned trodden path beckons me to begin on it again.

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6 Comments

  1. Wow!

    “Life as a double entendre,

    Humility birthed by pride,

    Glide though I plummet,

    Tango in my stride,

    Two husbands for my bride,”

    This one had me gasp in awe. This is good poetry.

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  3. I am elated by your indulgence, each on of you, and as ever I am grateful. It is always an honour that someone else should entertain your thoughts, humbling that they should like them.

    An even greater honour is when they invite you into their corner of the world that you may share them there.

    Thank you all for entrusting me with your imagination, and thank-you especially to Wanjeri for affording me the opportunity.

  4. Chaka big up on this poem.

    Reminds me of ying and yang. The 2 opposite twins who are forever in a dance to find balance…

    I seem not to have the words to comment on the poem (that has been happening alot lately) but rest assured i have understood it at the base level of my being.

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