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Anthony ‘Ty’ Ngachira

Featured Poem:

The Kenyan System

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Prologue
So hi guys,
My name is Ty
I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine, I would say who he was but I will let you find out for yourselves.

Evening, children my name is K+ 254 ‘Sustained yoking to slavery of the ‘enlightened’ man’ but you simple tons can call me SYSTEM,
Opening History logs
I was build in 1963 AD and have received significant upgrades every 5 years.
The way I work is simple, make the child go through an 8 4 4 education program,
Use a rod to teach them never to question authority, take creativity from them,
Force them to spend nights cramming selected, substituted and diluted information,
Then gauge them at who is best at fact regurgitation,
Teach them to expect everything from the gorvenment , yet give little…error give favours to them

Maziwa ya nyayo serikali saidia………… error,
Divide them into ethnical groups and let them have their heads
Make sure no man ever question his head
Who drills into their heads, that its us against them,
We would have roads, if not for them
We would have schools, if not for them
We would have water, if not or them
So let us vote not for our good but for their bad, against them,
Let the father teach the child that ……………its coz of them
The process never makes the man see that they are just like them, they are them

Let the citizen fight so he never sees that
They don’t even no wha a senator or women rep does,
No poacher been arrested….error
No one responsible for election violence….error
Make law for the terrorist to arrest the journalist…error
Land grabber…..error private developer,

Should any man or woman seek to question,
Use social media to threaten, policitise then ostrasice eventually ostracize the bad fruit
Keep the potentially good men scared behind tv and phone screens
demonise them should they hit the streets

meanwhile keep the masses scared with misquoted scripture
after all….ALL AUTHORITY COMES FROM GOD,

There are those that saw the truth of the system,
I would tell you to ask them
Mboya, Pinto, JM, Dedan
Well… you get them, Threats to security

Security, securing the system
God forbid we get ambushed again: westgate
Remind them terrorists are now after soft targets
Never hit them that they are the targets,
Should they raise alarm use hashtags and slogans
#weareone
#proudlykenyan
Cover up wounds that never heal
Keep them open, next five years, the system will need them

So your children, your president is not the problem,
Your opposition wont solve them,
Mp aren’t the problem, senate wont solve them,
They are kings queens ,knights and castles
You are just a pawn in my game, I own
So as you fight and place hope in your vote
I await your children and their children’s children’s …children
Yours truly , the system.

Epilogue
So guys, that was my friend system
Now that you know the truth, what you gon do?

anthony badilisha

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Biography

Anthony ‘Ty’ Ngachira is a 22 year old from Kenya. The budding lawyer took an interest in poetry while in high school but actively pursued it while at university. He has performed at Kenya Slam Africa, Kwani Open Mic,  Fatuma’s Voice and Poetry under Stars. He loves poetry because it allows him to be who he wants to be. His work mirrors the African society he has grown up in.

Anthony ‘Ty’ Ngachira

anthony badilisha
anthony badilisha

Biography

Anthony ‘Ty’ Ngachira is a 22 year old from Kenya. The budding lawyer took an interest in poetry while in high school but actively pursued it while at university. He has performed at Kenya Slam Africa, Kwani Open Mic,  Fatuma’s Voice and Poetry under Stars. He loves poetry because it allows him to be who he wants to be. His work mirrors the African society he has grown up in.

Featured Poem:

The Kenyan System

Enlarge poem

Prologue
So hi guys,
My name is Ty
I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine, I would say who he was but I will let you find out for yourselves.

Evening, children my name is K+ 254 ‘Sustained yoking to slavery of the ‘enlightened’ man’ but you simple tons can call me SYSTEM,
Opening History logs
I was build in 1963 AD and have received significant upgrades every 5 years.
The way I work is simple, make the child go through an 8 4 4 education program,
Use a rod to teach them never to question authority, take creativity from them,
Force them to spend nights cramming selected, substituted and diluted information,
Then gauge them at who is best at fact regurgitation,
Teach them to expect everything from the gorvenment , yet give little…error give favours to them

Maziwa ya nyayo serikali saidia………… error,
Divide them into ethnical groups and let them have their heads
Make sure no man ever question his head
Who drills into their heads, that its us against them,
We would have roads, if not for them
We would have schools, if not for them
We would have water, if not or them
So let us vote not for our good but for their bad, against them,
Let the father teach the child that ……………its coz of them
The process never makes the man see that they are just like them, they are them

Let the citizen fight so he never sees that
They don’t even no wha a senator or women rep does,
No poacher been arrested….error
No one responsible for election violence….error
Make law for the terrorist to arrest the journalist…error
Land grabber…..error private developer,

Should any man or woman seek to question,
Use social media to threaten, policitise then ostrasice eventually ostracize the bad fruit
Keep the potentially good men scared behind tv and phone screens
demonise them should they hit the streets

meanwhile keep the masses scared with misquoted scripture
after all….ALL AUTHORITY COMES FROM GOD,

There are those that saw the truth of the system,
I would tell you to ask them
Mboya, Pinto, JM, Dedan
Well… you get them, Threats to security

Security, securing the system
God forbid we get ambushed again: westgate
Remind them terrorists are now after soft targets
Never hit them that they are the targets,
Should they raise alarm use hashtags and slogans
#weareone
#proudlykenyan
Cover up wounds that never heal
Keep them open, next five years, the system will need them

So your children, your president is not the problem,
Your opposition wont solve them,
Mp aren’t the problem, senate wont solve them,
They are kings queens ,knights and castles
You are just a pawn in my game, I own
So as you fight and place hope in your vote
I await your children and their children’s children’s …children
Yours truly , the system.

Epilogue
So guys, that was my friend system
Now that you know the truth, what you gon do?

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (12)
  • Pride (1)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (3)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (3)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Comments

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