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I wanna be a songwriter

By January 4, 2023 11 Comments

By Omondi Were  aka  African Spinach

 

I wanna know how songwriters write their songs
Do they see the rights and wrongs that surround them?
Do they see the light and dark that shines upon them?

I have sat down to write songs,
But what if I’m supposed to stand up?
I have used a blue pen to write songs,
But what if I’m supposed to use a black pen?

I wanna know how songwriters write their songs
Do they see the fouls committed to their souls?
Do they see the fouls committed by their souls?

I have let hurt my body cavity,
But what if I’m supposed to hurt others?
I have drunk my tears,
But what if I’m supposed to chew and eat them?

I wanna know how songwriters write their songs
Do they paint white where it’s supposed to be black? (I bet they do)

Before we go on with all that,
I wanna write a song
I wanna write songs

I wanna be a songwriter
To address
To dress
To undress

I want microphones to be synced to my phone

 

Omondi Were is a Kenyan poet and writer. He goes by the pen name mboga ya africa which he loosely translates to African Spinach. He currently writes widely and widely for fun. His Instagram handle is @african__spinach.