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Optimus Prime

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For I & I shows dem make a long LINE coz dey wanna hear a rhyme dats CO2
like SUBLIME, Swomtin fast like Tech 9 dat gwon LEAVE I as the LIVING fastest
rapper of all TIME

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dem wanna hear I & I fundisha bout me David Rudisha_ me latest TIME.
Bout I & I latest Rolex___Me latest TIME!
Bout I & I latest DENTAL see me FLOSS me latest SMILE!
So excuse I & I dun wanna miss me Que like Cafeterias at Lunch time.

OPTIMUS PRIME

Deyd rather I & I latest FLOWS be bout me latest GLOWS; me latest SHINE!
Bout how I & I party till da time on da clock next mornin is an upside down NINE.
Bout how I & I rhymes are like CANINES in adi jaws of a K NINE!!
Bout how yo boy is a TEN never OK wit a 9!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Deyd rather hear I & I boast bout what’s MINE.]
N it’s true I do go into I & I MIND n mine diamonds outta me MINE n den I refine
dem into rhymes dat SHINE
But dem dunn wanna hear I & I WINE bout da TIME I & I had no DIME
Deyd rather I & I talk bout da good life ______ ya know: da WINE n DINE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dey rather hear dat YOLO! snap a photo camera TIME
Deyd rather hear I talk bout chasin dat kitty cat, give em motivation for di night
TIME!
Coz dea favourite rapper is all bout dem buns ya could tink its Tea TIME!
But riddle me this: If ya spend ya whole LIFE TIME chasin after yo PASTTIME,
What gwon happen when you die n it’s PAST TIME!?

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dem dun wann I to get all deep n scary on em: R.L STINE!
Deyd rather I blow wit da wind like a CHIME but amma give em da bitter
Vitamin-C guess dats why am in da Lime LIGHT ,
Ama use my freedom of speech to tell em bout me CHRIST given Freedom
nufink can whold me back not even dese bars in 4/4 time!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Coz wen me PEEP around me see so many PEEPS around addicted to>
Alcohol, Anger, Food , Pornography, Sex and so many ada STRUGGLE.
So it really dont help wen da DJ play dat song: ‘Gal a BUBBLE’
Coz da shame n da pain got so many pipl trapped in a BUBBLE! n if dem dun
break free dem gwon give Dennis da Menace competition
Why? cause dem gwon be in so much TROUBLE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Trut is I and I struggle too me hope ya can RELATE
N me just feel dat deaz too many artistes who aint real enough buh me wanna
change dat STATE!
Now I aint sayin dat am gwon go give out all ma issues be grieving pon di GATE!
Am jus saying GOD opened his heart so ama open me heart GATE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Now I & I know many a you is wondering why dis piece is titled OPTIMUS PRIME!?
So ama give it to ya BLack n White like a MIME
HEAVEN’s REAL. HELL’s HOT. n YA SIN IS A CRIME
BUT GOD CAN TRANSFORM YA _______OPTIMUS PRIME___me say:
HEAVEN’s REAL. HELL’s HOT. n YA SIN IS A CRIME
BUT GOD CAN TRANSFORM YA _______OPTIMUS PRIME~

OPTIMUS PRIME

Wordbenda

Featured Poem:

How to Pray

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Our Father wo art in heaven, Hallowed be dy name. But wit all due respect, We live far
away like Rongai, Heaven is a suburb like Runda your life up their is comfy and
unstained. I know you came down to earth like 2000 B.C but since den, trust I & I- tings
av chianged. Technology afi gwan level ninja, Apples are computers, Weed is Mary…
Jane Global warming makes it cold and Crosses are now Jewlelry, chains; I know
right;__ insane!

How to Pray

Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. There you go again wit
dat heaven vybe dunt ya know bout world economies and super powers mayne! You
ever heard bout di Illluminati now dey fink dis world is dea domain. You got your First
world country, Developing world, and Third world countries, all in da same planet, we
divided into class like we pon a Aeroplane! And within those countries you still got
Upper, Middle n lower class, oh den you got yo sufferers who claim dey suffering for you
like datz kinda insane? Once a Blue moon now drunk every weekend just to balance
out di pain!

How to Pray

Give us dis day our daily bread. Ah now ya talking, except that bread is highly
chemically processed, stuffed with cancer causing agents, the workers who make it
complain, we too many for just one loaf, if not den half my fam got diabetes and even
after all dat- di size of a loaf is pretty mundane. So maybe you could do swomtin bout
di prize of Unga, Blueband, Fruits and Meat coz di prizes are as long as a train. N
speaking of trains maybe you could also give us our daily transport, health insuarance,
school fees and a nice house, to shelter us from di rain.

How to Pray

And forgive our trespasses, as we forgive dose who trespassed agaist us. Forgi…who?
What now? Oh no! How do you forgive a family member who introduced ya to
pornography and for the next 5 years dat screen has got you detained! How do you
forgive a best friend who deserted you just coz you decided to party, explore di fast
lane like dey all perfect a minister who’s ordained!? How do you forgive yourself for
attempted pedophillia as a result of dat porno I got healthy lungs God but inside deaz
dis unquenchable chest pain. How do yo forgive dem racist uncle Tom’s at Artcaffe
what is a croissant a croissant its just a drink;) how can dem be so inhumane!

How to Pray

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Bendover, Six thirty, Touch ya toes, Condom adverts, Belt for a skirt, strip clubs after a
hard week how am I supposed to not be tempted wen sex is da new way of getting
entertained! You jus gotta listen to Maina and King’ani to know di society is rotten n
stained. Yea I want dem bi… oops see how di music we listen to making it hard to
abstain!

How to Pray

For yours is di Kingdom , di Power and di Glory forever and ever!
Now having sed all dis i mean no disrespect or disdain. I believe you got di power all a
dese problems and worries to you are but a grain. Help me remember dat yo raised de
dead, calmed di storm and di rain and turned H2O into Champaign. And you gave I & I
dis same power me jus gotta have is Faith di size of a mustard seed grain. Thanks for
listening to my skype call of a prayer, Our father I know dis world aint ma home am jus
passing through_Syokimau train. But sometimes it gets hard n it seems you far away,
dont be so quiet, speak Lord I need ya to help I&I when me ankle sprain!
So I pray you make dis world change! For yours is di Kingdom , di Power and di Glory
forever and ever!
Amen!

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Biography

Brought up in the city of Nairobi in Kenya, David Chungi had a memorable and happy childhood. In January 2012 Wordbenda won the poetry competition Slam Africa. Later in the year he completed his studies at Penya Africa’s Sauti Academy artist development program, and ventured out into the Kenyan music industry. In 2013 Wordbenda performed in the U.S.A at various open mic gigs and churches.  He has also been featured as a co-host and performing artiste on local Kenyan T.V.

Jamaican Patois, heavy imagery, metaphorical flow with deep story telling content performed with electrifying energy is a sign that Wordbenda is in the house.

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Biography

Brought up in the city of Nairobi in Kenya, David Chungi had a memorable and happy childhood. In January 2012 Wordbenda won the poetry competition Slam Africa. Later in the year he completed his studies at Penya Africa’s Sauti Academy artist development program, and ventured out into the Kenyan music industry. In 2013 Wordbenda performed in the U.S.A at various open mic gigs and churches.  He has also been featured as a co-host and performing artiste on local Kenyan T.V.

Jamaican Patois, heavy imagery, metaphorical flow with deep story telling content performed with electrifying energy is a sign that Wordbenda is in the house.

Optimus Prime

Enlarge poem

For I & I shows dem make a long LINE coz dey wanna hear a rhyme dats CO2
like SUBLIME, Swomtin fast like Tech 9 dat gwon LEAVE I as the LIVING fastest
rapper of all TIME

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dem wanna hear I & I fundisha bout me David Rudisha_ me latest TIME.
Bout I & I latest Rolex___Me latest TIME!
Bout I & I latest DENTAL see me FLOSS me latest SMILE!
So excuse I & I dun wanna miss me Que like Cafeterias at Lunch time.

OPTIMUS PRIME

Deyd rather I & I latest FLOWS be bout me latest GLOWS; me latest SHINE!
Bout how I & I party till da time on da clock next mornin is an upside down NINE.
Bout how I & I rhymes are like CANINES in adi jaws of a K NINE!!
Bout how yo boy is a TEN never OK wit a 9!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Deyd rather hear I & I boast bout what’s MINE.]
N it’s true I do go into I & I MIND n mine diamonds outta me MINE n den I refine
dem into rhymes dat SHINE
But dem dunn wanna hear I & I WINE bout da TIME I & I had no DIME
Deyd rather I & I talk bout da good life ______ ya know: da WINE n DINE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dey rather hear dat YOLO! snap a photo camera TIME
Deyd rather hear I talk bout chasin dat kitty cat, give em motivation for di night
TIME!
Coz dea favourite rapper is all bout dem buns ya could tink its Tea TIME!
But riddle me this: If ya spend ya whole LIFE TIME chasin after yo PASTTIME,
What gwon happen when you die n it’s PAST TIME!?

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dem dun wann I to get all deep n scary on em: R.L STINE!
Deyd rather I blow wit da wind like a CHIME but amma give em da bitter
Vitamin-C guess dats why am in da Lime LIGHT ,
Ama use my freedom of speech to tell em bout me CHRIST given Freedom
nufink can whold me back not even dese bars in 4/4 time!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Coz wen me PEEP around me see so many PEEPS around addicted to>
Alcohol, Anger, Food , Pornography, Sex and so many ada STRUGGLE.
So it really dont help wen da DJ play dat song: ‘Gal a BUBBLE’
Coz da shame n da pain got so many pipl trapped in a BUBBLE! n if dem dun
break free dem gwon give Dennis da Menace competition
Why? cause dem gwon be in so much TROUBLE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Trut is I and I struggle too me hope ya can RELATE
N me just feel dat deaz too many artistes who aint real enough buh me wanna
change dat STATE!
Now I aint sayin dat am gwon go give out all ma issues be grieving pon di GATE!
Am jus saying GOD opened his heart so ama open me heart GATE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Now I & I know many a you is wondering why dis piece is titled OPTIMUS PRIME!?
So ama give it to ya BLack n White like a MIME
HEAVEN’s REAL. HELL’s HOT. n YA SIN IS A CRIME
BUT GOD CAN TRANSFORM YA _______OPTIMUS PRIME___me say:
HEAVEN’s REAL. HELL’s HOT. n YA SIN IS A CRIME
BUT GOD CAN TRANSFORM YA _______OPTIMUS PRIME~

OPTIMUS PRIME

Featured Poem:

How to Pray

Enlarge poem

Our Father wo art in heaven, Hallowed be dy name. But wit all due respect, We live far
away like Rongai, Heaven is a suburb like Runda your life up their is comfy and
unstained. I know you came down to earth like 2000 B.C but since den, trust I & I- tings
av chianged. Technology afi gwan level ninja, Apples are computers, Weed is Mary…
Jane Global warming makes it cold and Crosses are now Jewlelry, chains; I know
right;__ insane!

How to Pray

Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. There you go again wit
dat heaven vybe dunt ya know bout world economies and super powers mayne! You
ever heard bout di Illluminati now dey fink dis world is dea domain. You got your First
world country, Developing world, and Third world countries, all in da same planet, we
divided into class like we pon a Aeroplane! And within those countries you still got
Upper, Middle n lower class, oh den you got yo sufferers who claim dey suffering for you
like datz kinda insane? Once a Blue moon now drunk every weekend just to balance
out di pain!

How to Pray

Give us dis day our daily bread. Ah now ya talking, except that bread is highly
chemically processed, stuffed with cancer causing agents, the workers who make it
complain, we too many for just one loaf, if not den half my fam got diabetes and even
after all dat- di size of a loaf is pretty mundane. So maybe you could do swomtin bout
di prize of Unga, Blueband, Fruits and Meat coz di prizes are as long as a train. N
speaking of trains maybe you could also give us our daily transport, health insuarance,
school fees and a nice house, to shelter us from di rain.

How to Pray

And forgive our trespasses, as we forgive dose who trespassed agaist us. Forgi…who?
What now? Oh no! How do you forgive a family member who introduced ya to
pornography and for the next 5 years dat screen has got you detained! How do you
forgive a best friend who deserted you just coz you decided to party, explore di fast
lane like dey all perfect a minister who’s ordained!? How do you forgive yourself for
attempted pedophillia as a result of dat porno I got healthy lungs God but inside deaz
dis unquenchable chest pain. How do yo forgive dem racist uncle Tom’s at Artcaffe
what is a croissant a croissant its just a drink;) how can dem be so inhumane!

How to Pray

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Bendover, Six thirty, Touch ya toes, Condom adverts, Belt for a skirt, strip clubs after a
hard week how am I supposed to not be tempted wen sex is da new way of getting
entertained! You jus gotta listen to Maina and King’ani to know di society is rotten n
stained. Yea I want dem bi… oops see how di music we listen to making it hard to
abstain!

How to Pray

For yours is di Kingdom , di Power and di Glory forever and ever!
Now having sed all dis i mean no disrespect or disdain. I believe you got di power all a
dese problems and worries to you are but a grain. Help me remember dat yo raised de
dead, calmed di storm and di rain and turned H2O into Champaign. And you gave I & I
dis same power me jus gotta have is Faith di size of a mustard seed grain. Thanks for
listening to my skype call of a prayer, Our father I know dis world aint ma home am jus
passing through_Syokimau train. But sometimes it gets hard n it seems you far away,
dont be so quiet, speak Lord I need ya to help I&I when me ankle sprain!
So I pray you make dis world change! For yours is di Kingdom , di Power and di Glory
forever and ever!
Amen!

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (2)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (1)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Optimus Prime

Enlarge poem

For I & I shows dem make a long LINE coz dey wanna hear a rhyme dats CO2
like SUBLIME, Swomtin fast like Tech 9 dat gwon LEAVE I as the LIVING fastest
rapper of all TIME

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dem wanna hear I & I fundisha bout me David Rudisha_ me latest TIME.
Bout I & I latest Rolex___Me latest TIME!
Bout I & I latest DENTAL see me FLOSS me latest SMILE!
So excuse I & I dun wanna miss me Que like Cafeterias at Lunch time.

OPTIMUS PRIME

Deyd rather I & I latest FLOWS be bout me latest GLOWS; me latest SHINE!
Bout how I & I party till da time on da clock next mornin is an upside down NINE.
Bout how I & I rhymes are like CANINES in adi jaws of a K NINE!!
Bout how yo boy is a TEN never OK wit a 9!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Deyd rather hear I & I boast bout what’s MINE.]
N it’s true I do go into I & I MIND n mine diamonds outta me MINE n den I refine
dem into rhymes dat SHINE
But dem dunn wanna hear I & I WINE bout da TIME I & I had no DIME
Deyd rather I & I talk bout da good life ______ ya know: da WINE n DINE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dey rather hear dat YOLO! snap a photo camera TIME
Deyd rather hear I talk bout chasin dat kitty cat, give em motivation for di night
TIME!
Coz dea favourite rapper is all bout dem buns ya could tink its Tea TIME!
But riddle me this: If ya spend ya whole LIFE TIME chasin after yo PASTTIME,
What gwon happen when you die n it’s PAST TIME!?

OPTIMUS PRIME

Dem dun wann I to get all deep n scary on em: R.L STINE!
Deyd rather I blow wit da wind like a CHIME but amma give em da bitter
Vitamin-C guess dats why am in da Lime LIGHT ,
Ama use my freedom of speech to tell em bout me CHRIST given Freedom
nufink can whold me back not even dese bars in 4/4 time!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Coz wen me PEEP around me see so many PEEPS around addicted to>
Alcohol, Anger, Food , Pornography, Sex and so many ada STRUGGLE.
So it really dont help wen da DJ play dat song: ‘Gal a BUBBLE’
Coz da shame n da pain got so many pipl trapped in a BUBBLE! n if dem dun
break free dem gwon give Dennis da Menace competition
Why? cause dem gwon be in so much TROUBLE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Trut is I and I struggle too me hope ya can RELATE
N me just feel dat deaz too many artistes who aint real enough buh me wanna
change dat STATE!
Now I aint sayin dat am gwon go give out all ma issues be grieving pon di GATE!
Am jus saying GOD opened his heart so ama open me heart GATE!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Now I & I know many a you is wondering why dis piece is titled OPTIMUS PRIME!?
So ama give it to ya BLack n White like a MIME
HEAVEN’s REAL. HELL’s HOT. n YA SIN IS A CRIME
BUT GOD CAN TRANSFORM YA _______OPTIMUS PRIME___me say:
HEAVEN’s REAL. HELL’s HOT. n YA SIN IS A CRIME
BUT GOD CAN TRANSFORM YA _______OPTIMUS PRIME~

OPTIMUS PRIME

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