For the girls of Kibera Girls Soccer Academy on their showcase on 10th September:
I am the past, the present and the future embodied in one,
I am what happened before and what is yet to come,
I am the reason for living and the excuse for death,
I am the thoughts in your mind and the mint in your breath.
I am the hero to the slaves and the master of the free,
I am truth honesty and justice, yes I’m all three,
I am the sword of Damocles, the tablet of cebes,
I am the arm that you can lean on when you have the hebe jebes.
I am the rock Jacob slept on, the fifth telly tubby,
I am the guy that she ran to when she got beat by her hubby,
I am the shadow of the night and reflection of the day,
I am the arm that clung on you and begged you to stay.
I am the eleventh commandment, God’s other son,
I am the voice that says “there’s nothing wrong with some fun”
I am the rhythm in your bones, the music in your soul,
I am the strength sapped from your flesh then the soup in your bowl.
I am the science of war, the 49th power law,
I am the man that was built on another’s flaw,
So if anyone wants to know what they can call me,
Tell them I am the one that answers to “free.”