‘Obama’

Barack Obama
Arrived on a plane,
Gave us a speech
Then flew off again.

He flew in an Osprey,
He drove in the Beast
Us Kenyans, though, emptied
The skies and the streets.

His speech was inspiring:
He told us the youth
Can hand us the future
If handed some loot.

Instead of us wasting
Our money on bribes
We should give it to start-ups
And reach for the sky.

He questioned our tribalist,
Macho-man ways.
We all clapped our hands,
Then wandered away.

Stephen Partington
stepartington@yahoo.co.uk