Bernard Muhia

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

My new blog is on at http://poet2farmer.blogspot.com








Thursday, January 26, 2012

Of evil corporations and sweet girls

Of evil corporations and sweet girls
This is the story of two girls
One was sweet and had healing powers,
The second one was straight forward and asked me out.

See, I was walking down the street,
When an evil organization abducted me,
And used mind-control over me,
Giving me an assignment to assassinate.

So there I was walking down the street,
In a trance, on my way to kill someone,
When I came across these two chics
The first one was sweet and had healing powers
I was attracted to her and hugged her,
And right there and then, she healed me
I was no longer under the evil mind-control spell
But the second girl asked me out on a date,
And I felt good about it and said yes
But now I feel like I owe the first chic
Coz her hug healed me from the evil spell
and the doppelganger is, they are both friends!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Blue Heart; Joy’s story

A Blue Heart; Joy’s story

Fern Poetry and the Africa Sanaelimu art Ensemble have come together to develop a play titled ‘A Blue Heart; Joy’s story, to create awareness on human trafficking. The play is about Joy, a young girl who goes to live with her aunt after her parent’s unfortunate demise, giving birth to a gripping saga. A Blue Heart; Joy’s story brings together narration, poetry, music and dance. Bernard Muhia from Fern Poetry has written the poems in the play while Mike Kasongo from Africa Sanaelimu Art Ensemble has choreographed the dances and the music. The music is from traditional African drums beaten to a perfect rhythm to reflect the various moods of the play.

The title is inspired by the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which is mandated to create awareness on human trafficking. UNODC is also working to make the ‘blue heart’ an international symbol for human trafficking. The United Nations defines human trafficking as “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation".

This play has been created following research done by KARDS (Koinonia Advisory Research and Development Services) in 2009 on the proliferation of human trafficking in East Africa. KARDS is also collaborating in the production process. We are searching for other partners to join us in this noble effort. Written by Luiz Nzomo, a locally based playwright, A Blue Heart; Joy’s story is going to be performed as a joint project between Fern and Sanaelimu in high schools, social/community halls and at Alliance Fran├žaise, the Braeburn Theater as well as the Kenya National Theater. Check posters for more details or go to http://www.bernardmuhia.com and http://sanalimu.org