My vote is for my tribe

By Mugs Gitau

How can I love you

if you’re not from my tribe?

how can I respect you?

how can I vote for you

and betray my very own?

how can I trust you

to lead me?


All I can trust you with

is the smaller things

to drive my child to school each day

to give him an education

to protect me while I sleep at night

to treat me when am sick

to guide my soul to heaven

to cook my food for me


I can trust you with all these minor things

but never with my vote.


©Mugethi Gitau