Bernardowor

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My name is Bernard Owor I was born on 28th February 1981 in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya in East Africa. I am currently based in Mombasa a town at the East African Coast. I attended Langata Road Primary School from 1988-1994 (From Kindergarten to Standard 8) Then went to Hospital Hill High School From 1995-1999. In 2OO2 I enrolled in a computer college called Diamond Systems, an affiliate to (JKUAT) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to Study IT (Information Technology. My first crossing with poetry was in my primary school years when I had to perform a Shairi (A poem in Swahili) In front of the whole school during parade and it was a success. I liked music from a young age and would quickly catch the theme songs of many cartoons and musical commercials, I had the ability to master songs quickly, In high school years I was a member of drama club and my colleges and I represented my school in drama festivals with a coral verse, I never concerned myself with poetry much I just loved music and found myself mesmerized by lyrics more than the beats of songs, after high school I started to write songs, then one day a cousin wanted to court a girl who happened to be my good friend, the problem is he was very shy so he approached me and asked me to write a love letter expressing his feelings towards her and deliver it to the girl saying it was from him, so I did it, I wrote a letter in a poetic form and did as he had requested. Alas! The girl loved it, she was won over by the words and exclaimed that my cousin might be shy but he was perfect with expressing his feelings on paper, she found it romantic and appealing. Anyway things dint work out for them in the end because he never came close to portrayed image of the words in the letter and later the girl found out it was me who wrote it and that is a story for another day.

Writing from Bernardowor

TO THE TRUE CHAMPS OUT THERE

  • 05 Oct 2015

Feeling like a lost helpless pup In this vast unfair global map As daily life becomes a scrap Of endless battles that entrap The tangled webs that wrap With woes you can’t unwrap And broken wings tha...

WHO AM Id I AM HE

  • 04 Oct 2015

Who am I? Please hold that thought It’s a conundrum so long bethought An enigma so thought and rethought  The conclusion critically forethought   I am he who has been artfully wrought From ...

THE SHACKLES OF MODERN SLAVERY

  • 01 Oct 2015

Today’s world is but a concrete plantation Thus our materialistic quest for exultation Has begotten an unbeknownst visitation Plaguing us like locusts upon vegetation   Behold! A vile modern slavery in...

SAVED BY A BLANK PAGE

  • 29 Sep 2015

After this world gave me a good spank With its firm and ruthless reality plank The pain made my eyes puffy and dank And my inner thoughts to clink and clank On a page that was completely blank &...

THE RECKONING OF WASTED YOUTH

  • 26 Sep 2015

The rusty bells of my life’s clock echo with a fading chime Indeed a self-realization all vanity will soon run out of time Youthful passionate ignorance of past veiled me with grime Drinking, partying was the life! Addic...

THE SEED OF CORRUPTION

  • 22 Sep 2015

Truly a very wicked seed Full of vileness indeed! From a poisonous weed Nurtured by human greed Wherever this vice is freed   It multiplies at great speed And overwhelmingly exceed All t...

WHAT IS YOUR POISONd THAT IS THE QUESTION!

  • 21 Sep 2015

Truth is almost every person Indulges in a form of poison A sort of self-intoxicating liaison Forcing them to self-imprison  ...

FAITH AND A FUTURE PROMISE

  • 20 Sep 2015

So was the plight of a good fellow Leading a life so sweet and mellow Within! Traffic lights froze on yellow Inner monsters began to bellow Biting more than he could swallow In depression he’s soon to wallo...

A TIME BEFORE THAT IS NO MORE

  • 14 Sep 2015

There was a time, now lost in the past When material possessions came last Help was provided eagerly and fast Human kindness spread wide and vast Modern times would draw appalling aghast The evil things we do wou...

SONG OF THE LIVING DAMNED!

  • 13 Sep 2015

Behold! The great mess that mankind has made All in the name of science, commerce and trade Progress and development became our tirade Forcing the limits of Mother Nature’s blockade Letting corrupted thoughts and ...

THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS

  • 12 Sep 2015

It is time we face the truth and tell it like it is Mankind has become his own worst nemesis Turning a blind eye is not going to solve this The problem isn’t just yours, mine, hers or his   It is for a...

THE DREAM OF AN AMATEUR POET

  • 11 Sep 2015

It began with a dreaming amateur So lost and broken like furniture In a quest to seek greener pasture  A sanctuary to grow and nurture His life’s dreams and a bright future Socially a ridiculed peculia...

VICTIMS OF SELF

  • 10 Sep 2015

To victims of bad choices not of circumstance Of opportunities wasted by youthful defiance Of past mistakes that seem to lack deliverance Victims of their own arrogance and ignorance School drop outs and failures facing...

SPIRITUAL MAGMA

  • 09 Sep 2015

There isn’t a certificate or diploma That can rouse man from the coma Of any deluded or ambiguous dogma That defiles spirituality’s sweet aroma   For the stench of religious miasma Tends t...

THE MAGIC OF LOVE

  • 08 Sep 2015

Love’s essence is like magic Any non-indulgence is tragic The experience is nostalgic Its ambience beats all logic   It sweeps with a flow so poetic Its pull is intensely hypnotic Its bli...

FREEDOM

  • 07 Sep 2015

No matter who you are, how you look or where you’re from Be inspired to greatness through insight and poetic wisdom To challenge your fate, conquer the odds and win freedom Free yourself from the materialistic and ignora...

FREE WILL THE POWER TO CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY

  • 06 Sep 2015

Free will grants man’s ego authoritative pride By bestowing him with the power to decide The life’s paths upon which he wants to stride   No matter the circumstances dangling beside Who we truly are, mo...

BEHOLD! THE GIFT WITHIN

  • 17 Jun 2015

Was I a tale untold? Never to be told! Was my fate foretold? Never to be retold! Was I to let it unfold? Then wither and fold! Was I to let misery enfold? Have no future to refold! Was I to w...

A POETS JOURNEY

  • 15 Jun 2015

My virgin mind was never the same After I met poetry my eternal dame A literary lioness I fought to tame   Wordplay was her favorite game   My passion for her is what became The art from which I ...

MAKE YOUR DREAMS SOLID

  • 15 Jun 2015

It is unwise to let your life dreams go pallid Pursue them with zeal and make them valid Unfinished chapters make your story invalid   Waters of life’s sea pretend to be placid A ploy to sink ships who...

FOLLOW YOUR PASSION

  • 13 Jun 2015

Thou no man is ever a model of perfection It is not an excuse to waddle in imperfection Man’s inaction or circumstantial defection From gifted arts of his passionate affection Devours his dreams like a phantom inf...

WORDS OF AN ARBORTED SOUL

  • 11 Jun 2015

 Let my plight speaketh through this quill So that all can hear my souls’ silent shrill To the ones who think it is right to kill A child unborn, innocence blood to spill Through doctors who abuse their skill...

CONFESSIONS OF A STREET URCHIN

  • 08 Jun 2015

I was born and raised in the mean street My experiences were bitter or bittersweet The dregs of society were part of my fleet But I sort to change start over a clean sheet An endless struggle to rise and get on my feet...

THE REFUGEE A LIFE OF MISERY

  • 05 Jun 2015

From a homeland of chaos and barbarity I escaped to seek peace and prosperity Wherever I went I was always a minority Who’s subjected to scorn by the majority Condemned to survive only through charity The r...

SILENT TEARS OF THE AFRICAN GIRL CHILD

  • 04 Jun 2015

She was truly a brilliant student Her young mind sharp and ardent She was obedient not a dissident Her teachers were quite confident She could even become a president Such a girl was a prized procurement H...

THE CHRONICLES OF AN UNKNOWN POET

  • 03 Jun 2015

Struggled hard to figure life out on his own Mastered the only art he has ever known No matter the blows that life had thrown In dire circumstances, his passion grown Though the world had repeatedly shown How qui...

THE CREATURES OF THE NIGHT SYMPHONY

  • 02 Jun 2015

THE CREATURES OF THE NIGHT SYMPHONY Songs by a nighty orchestra is nothing dubious From the order orthoptera and the amphibious   Filling the air with sounds so unharmonious In any occasion their m...

FORBIDDEN LOVE THE SONG OF A CROONER

  • 01 Jun 2015

She was the daughter of an aristocratic tycoon A poor man like me to him was a rabid raccoon Who deserved to be shot or caged in a barracoon He raised her in a closed wealthy society cocoon Why I was chosen among the wh...

MANS DEFILEMENT OF TRUE LOVE

  • 31 May 2015

True love is what many seek to attain Its promise of heavenly bliss is certain Yet many hearts and souls do ascertain That its very procurement is uncertain   The sexual joys and thrills that pertain ...

THE MEMOIRS OF A POETIC MIND

  • 29 May 2015

The mind of a poetic maverick It’s a cryptic ode not a limerick   This here isn’t a literary gimmick Versed rhymes its true bailiwick   Such a brain is very hard to pick Has been thro...

THE WAYS OF THIS WORLD

  • 28 May 2015

The world is so full of pleasurable deceit The happiness it offers is but a counterfeit True happiness can still be achieved albeit The grand illusions that make hearts forfeit   One must never give up, neve...

SPIRITUAL SELF AWARENESS

  • 27 May 2015

Many do quest for a heaven to set camp Sailing the mists that begets life swamp Yet fail to carry their enlightening lamp Alas! Get ensnared in life’s boggy clamp Enlightenment marks the path of a champ &nb...

ALAS! BEHOLD THE POETIC QUILL

  • 27 May 2015

Alas! Behold this poetic quill Is loud and noisy like a hornbill That always has songs to trill It never sleeps nor stands still Never runs out of lands to till Never runs out of seeds to spill...

UNRECIPROCATED LOVE

  • 24 May 2015

Unreciprocated love is a dreadful scourge The need to be loved back is a painful urge And the overwhelming feelings that surge Can make it almost impossible to purge   When deep intimate desires converge...

THE BOY FROM KIBERA SLUM

  • 24 May 2015

From the very rough confines of a slum Came a boy looking so tough and glum Used to being at the bottom like scum Also used to being stepped on like gum   Circumstances presented a conundrum Of drowni...

LOST IN AN EARTHLY LABYRINTH

  • 22 May 2015

Short is our presence on earth Our life’s journey begins at birth Each has to follow his own path What you sow, in the aftermath Is what you’ll reap, do the math   Take heed ye who still d...

A SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

  • 21 May 2015

In this age of science and information There is still a lot of misinformation In regards to our spiritual formation There is no solid scientific affirmation Our spiritual existence face defamation   O...

THE MIND THE GREATEST WEAPON

  • 20 May 2015

It is said many have taken the world on But only a very lucky few have ever won When my sense refused to be common I set my mind to seek out and summon The wisdom applied by King Solomon To face and conquer my in...

AM A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER

  • 18 May 2015

I am a lover not a fighter, thou I came from the gutter You could be big and muscular and I weak and slender Between brains and brawn, am the former not the latter But in a war of courtship, I bet you that you’ll surrend...

THE GHOST SOULS OF SHIMONI SONG OF SLAVERY

  • 17 May 2015

A black hole even the gods dared not stray Full of agony and misery served on a tray Of an age when humanity had lost the fray As the reigns of slavery led mankind ashtray   The writing on the wall did not b...

WE ARE ONE! DONT SAY IT! LIVE IT!

  • 16 May 2015

As humans beings we are all the same Believe it because it’s more than true As individuals we are uniquely different Like the colors of a rainbow or color hue   We all have different goals and dreams...

THY TRUE SELF

  • 14 May 2015

One change in the world starts with oneself  One must first begin by changing oneself One must rise beyond needs of oneself One must put others needs before oneself Change oneself! Our own m...

AWAKE YOUR INNER CHAMP

  • 11 May 2015

The figuring of what life’s about The life’s circumstances that clout The many big dreams that sprout     And the life’s journey to seek them out   The endless trial...

THE QUESTIONS THAT SEEK ANSWERS

  • 17 Apr 2015

People say everything happens for a reason So some can’t help but wonder and question What could possibly be the reason behind? An innocent child getting brutally raped!? Or a loved one getting brutally murdered!?...

TO MY BEST FRIEND

  • 29 Mar 2015

You are a friend like no other Glad we found one another I do not even have to bother Explain myself much further   Lord is my witness, God the father Suffering with you I would rather Than enj...

DRAGON SLAYER

  • 27 Mar 2015

So steep be the stair That sits victory’s chair While gasping for air   I face hurdles that impair This disarray and disrepair   Requires strength to repair   It’s ...

IT STARTS WITH A DREAMER

  • 16 Mar 2015

Let fulfilling your dreams leave them gasping in shock Let these versed words hit the head of the nail And inspire many a people of the struggling flock From whatever circumstances which they hail To b...

GREAT IS THE DESTINY

  • 10 Mar 2015

In our journey through life and tangles we keep on weaving In the mountains we climb and the burdens we keep heaving In the pains we have to endure and hopes we keep on cleaving   In choices we make, paths we take and mar...

WORDS TO MUSE

  • 09 Mar 2015

Life is a gift that is way too precious to abuse Yet some waste this chance, and often misuse Life opportunities, they fail to discover and use Their natural talents then they blame and accuse The world, the circumstanc...

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

  • 08 Mar 2015

I believe these sentiments are not just mine And others are thinking along the same line A woman’s contribution is way above fine In all aspects of our lives from foods we dine To our livelihood, successes, webs w...

THE UNKNOWN POET AND HIS SOULFUL BALLAD

  • 05 Mar 2015

Once upon a time lived an outlandish lad Poetry was his life, writing became his fad They defined his world, his all I must add The truest of passions and talent he had The only endeavors that made his heart glad ...

A SPIRITUAL SYLLABUS

  • 01 Mar 2015

Life’s journey is not always glamorous Neither is it always sweet and humorous Often the road gets to be very treacherous Thus turns from adventurous to dangerous   You’re bestowed the power to b...

OUR PLANET WILL DIE IF WE CONTINUE TO POLLUTE

  • 28 Feb 2015

To man’s transgressions I won’t remain mute From hazard wastes to the ways we commute Ignorance begets actions so crude and brute Indeed the plight of the globe is more than acute   Our p...

THE ANSWERS WE SEEK HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT

  • 26 Feb 2015

The truth of life is so often forthright Good from evil, and wrong from right One is of darkness the other is bright   The answers we seek hide in plain sight   Life is a battle ...

ITS NOW OR NEVER

  • 21 Feb 2015

I might not know much but I do know we only live once So I say unto you wake up from slumber! Use your chance Don’t let the ways of this world to put you in a trance Even in the rain we can make due, be merry and dance...

POETRY MY MAJESTIC STATURE

  • 16 Feb 2015

I boast not to be special or to be an extra ordinary creature Thou within me I possess a special and extra ordinary feature That charms the very souls of the free spirited who dare venture Into my world for I transform their l...

LET PEACE BEFALL THE HEARTS AND SOULS THAT GRIEVE

  • 14 Feb 2015

Let peace befall the hearts and souls that grieve From the threads of hope we desperately cleave  To endless twists and turns we so blindly weave From the loss of loved ones who untimely bereave To...