The quiet clear Nairobi River flows no more,
A brown dirty pool ‘stead.
No green grass on the banks to walk
And sing the sunset songs of love
Just plastic polythenes polluting the place
Paradise lost?

No lions lined outside Lang’ata ,
Nor sweet chirps of sparrows songs at sundown,
Just big building of real estates,
And moans of juvenile lovers losing their bloom
Paradise lost?

No sweet lullabies sung,
Just empty bottles of ‘sapphire’ and cigar,
No sugary silence
Just a fright to get home fast,
And a loud scream downtown

Cathedral choirboys singing a Hallelujah,
Priests in purple robes and collars’ on every corner
Quiet sobs of sorry sinners turned saints’
Can a paradise lost be found?


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