Bernard Muhia

Poet and Writer. My poems have been featured on CNN International, my play on the UN website and by MTV EXIT.

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Friday, August 20, 2010


By Redscar McOdindo K'Oyuga and Misses Noel Poet-Freestyle

Redscar McOdindo K'Oyuga
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels upto the head:
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into bed

Misses Noel Poet
i wish mine would have a heart,
it alone goes with me everywhere
who would know me by every step than my shadow?
like my gaurdian angel
always at my side

Redscar McOdindo K'Oyuga
The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow-
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an India- rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there's none of him at all.

Misses Noel Poet
sometimes i wish he could talk
i could replace him for my diary
sometimes my tears are my only solace
but a companion is what i crave for
he would hold my hands
even when i speak not
for he is like my better half

Redscar McOdindo K'Oyuga
He hasn't a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

Misses Noel Poet
guess it has no choice
but to be my body guard
in the morning stands out tall at my side
at noon it hides beneath me
in the evening tall besides me
but at night it hides in the cave
for it is an enemy of the dark

Redscar McOdindo K'Oyuga
Every morning, very early, before the sun goes up,
I rise and find the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
He stays at home behind me , fast asleep in bed.

Misses Noel Poet
i would love to swap bodies
me being a shadow
without a heart
no break ups
no heart attacks
no fear of the dark-
for anway i would not exist to testify
the cold brutalty that looms in darkness

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