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Masai Boyfriend

Masai Boyfriend

I’m in love with a Masai Boy
  Tall sable-skinned giant.
In hand, a stick his joy
  Smile; true lips of a saint! 

Wealth: bull, cow and calf
  Safe from creatures feline
Identity, not Masai by half
  But, nomad of a royal line.

Sceptre; his wooden sticks
  Royal Cloth, the red robes...
Savouring gore with licks
  Logs stuck in his earlobes.

“Stands with imposing height 
  “Scanning the Masai Mara
“On a leg of striking might!”
  So writes his lover Clara.   

“High Jumper of renown,”
  Again, she sent the tweets,
“Sound sleep have I known
  “He jumps inside sheets!”

**With Love & Respect for the exemplary fortitude of Kenyan Cultures, whose “imposing height” (evocative of the Masai) is a pride of Human sanctity.

**The Poem is a reflection of, sometimes, a cross-culture and cross-racial marriages that, despite diversity in norms, may bestow a fantastic experience and everlasting bliss.

**With happy memories of my Friend, Gerald Kithinji, a Patriotic Poet of Kenya (his beautiful Homeland.)


02nd Nov’ 2013

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 3:40:00 AM
    For a while I thought u were a Maasai, hehehe...... Come to Kenya sometime

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 11/21/2013 3:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kennedy. Kenyan culture, music, beautiful ladies....never cease to amaze me. I love your country. Friend, JM
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Awesome poem, JM; just absolutely loved it. You never fail to amaze and amuse me with your words; excellent write, my friend! :)

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Great write here Shamwari. Masai love knows no bounds- temporal, cultural or spacial. Mark has said it well. Maita mabasa!

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 11/4/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good Day Gerald. Thanks for the comment. It makes me feel a lot comfortable. I thank you for appreciating me in my mother tongue: "maita mabasa"= "you've done a great job"! Friend, JM
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:40:00 AM
    I'm so fond of Kenya and enjoyed my brushes with its culture. This poem speaks compellingly of the Masai but is indeed a strong metaphor of marriage outside the norms. Let the rulemakers cringe. Mark

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 11/4/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mark. You're so connected to Nature Mark. Now I know how to rub you the right way! I've written another poem from when I read this comment entitled: Armadillo: A Child & another one Masai Mara Migration. You might relish it all Mark. Thanks for your support. I'll continue to enjoy your well-thought out poetry. Friend, JM