Original piece by Marion Njeri “Poems of Mariana” – a fairly new blogger who has shared this poem about culture. Such a powerful piece at that. Please show some love my fellow bloggers. 🙂
Grandmother, I brought my stool
My ears open and my questions in mind
I am dressed in a pair of jeans
My skirt cannot be trusted to keep my secrets
What actually is out of order?
As the maize turns brown and black please explain in full
The word indecent as used by mankind
The skirt you wore in a picture looked like two sewn fins
Your chest was bare, yet you stood bold and fearless
I admire that attire which I cannot have
Wishing the timeline could change to take me back to the time
What makes it different know?
That a bare chested girl in a finned skirt
Will be a reference of cold and shameless
Does the sun shine brighter these days,
Exposing even that clothes mean to hide
Or did it frown on your bodies then?
That men and women did not seem to notice
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