THE COMEBACK

Traded on dangerous ground
Lost and found
Creased and torn
Resilience born

Smoke from the fire that burnt
Lessons learnt
A blow on the face
Now immeasurable solace

A downfall drowned natural hope
A consistent drop
Cruelly cornered
Today, remarkably honored

Took puffs of life’s pungent smoke
Paralyzed by its stroke
Cannot explain the healing wave
The dark past, I shave

Mentally, physically and emotionally disabled
Risky bomb wire or cable
Provocation of suicide
But I chose to continue the ride

Insolent surroundings, plastic smiles
Borrowed patience, waited for a while
Hummed my favorite song
Finally came along

PHOTO BY STEPHEN KARIUKI KAMAU (Light in Captivity)

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