COUNTERFEIT GRIOT


He sits styleless like a ndururu in
Discarded piggybank and scribbles enemic
Tangles of his sketchy mind, embarrassing hapless Wilde.
His works suffer osteoporosis, unfathomed even by his
Dimness. They’re parked on Facebook’s ‘Whats on your mind’ begging for tagged Ontita’s
‘Like’ (and to be clothed by clueless friends in the Emperor’s bandia
Clad). This aberrant claimant gawks in The Nation’s celebophony, paraded
In a risqué liturgy as staple griot,
– Kenya’s cardinal pencil, and
Honored with a concocted grail.
Of clay.
Hail eloper and his accomplice applauder inoculated of shame,
Oh, wanton trespass. Oh.
Unspeakable perfidy!

© OLUOCH-MADIANG’, 2013

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ochieng onyango on June 8, 2013 at 14:47

    Good piece that gives insight into your deep internal pride. I like the ‘ndururu’ part, quite catchy for those of us old enough. To me ndururu a vintage, though valueless. Osteoporosis is a natural/disease process that erodes the once healthy robust bones. You therefore give credit to the griot ‘bandia’. And so dear Madiang’ pen the stuff that outshines the osteoporotic sketchy mind, and leave the judgement to … not you!

    Reply

  2. Posted by ochieng onyango on June 9, 2013 at 22:30

    Wow…epithets thou has!

    Reply

  3. Posted by ambuliken@gmail.com on June 24, 2013 at 15:50

    Wow! I like it.

    Reply

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