Archive for January, 2007

she loves me, she loves me not,
so go the questions in my head
tying my emotions to a knot
driving me right round the bend
for my fault it is that she’s  not
joyful around the bed
even  though it gets so hot

For I would build a mansion
for her I would  buy wings
But then I am no mason
not more than normal  beings
i have but mere passions
laced with fear and things

and now,
she cannot hold
or touch and i’m not bold
to do much more than bow
and tell her just how
i miss her conversation
her life and her elation
her smarts and  her sensation
when sponaneously she touches me
and fire touches my soul

Oh yea, Oh lovely maiden
come back and love me maybe
lest you find i maddened
my spirit is heavy laden

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If it was up to me to set the agenda for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Campaign and it was up to me to write a speech about it, this is it. Interestingly, as far as she is concerned, I atually believe it.

This is certainly going to be an exciting ride, not only for the American People, but also for people around the world, who are affected in very direct ways by American Foreign Policy.

Hillary’s coming in heralds a great new era for America in many ways. First, as a leader, as a Democrat, she has distinguished herself as a sober, thorough thinker, a doer, and a person who has the American people’s welfare at heart.

As the first woman President, Hillary’s administration, will begin America’s true strides towards the empowerment of women and girls – not only in the world’s greatest democracy, where shockingly the glass ceiling still exists, but also in the rest of the free world, where that glass ceiling is in many cases, much lower.

It is time, now that George Bush had led America and indeed the free world, into a greedy mistake, that has caused the lives of many American, British and Middle Eastern mothers to suffer in anguished caused by losing their sons and daughters; that in the name of democracy has caused many livelihoods not only in Afghanistan and Iraq but also in America to be ruined and at the very least made difficult; indeed a war that has had America’s financial surplus turn to dust and blood, it is time that America stopped and made a change.

It is time, that America and the world had a conversation and paid closer attention to the domestic situation, to the basics that have been plundered in America: Jobs, Health, Housing, Poverty and perhaps most of all, America’s spirit.

It is time that America and the world had a conversation about the livelihood of millions of people in the middle east that America can rebuild in the spirit of mutual respect, and with America fostering true partnership and friendship.

It is time that America had a conversation about the environment that has been long ignored and that is long over due. It is time that America fostered conversation between the industries and the activists and found concrete, actionable and measurable solutions to America’s worsening environmental situation.

It is time that America stood up again as the world’s greatest democracy, in humility and pride and takes back the position of honor that it has lost through arrogance and lack of dialogue.

It is time that the Democrats again showed what democracy means. It is time that Americans started speaking to one another and to Africa, Asia, Europe, The Middle East and South America.

It is time that America reached out and healed its wounds with America’s hurting mothers uniting to bring healing to America’s spirit and well being as only a mother’s loving touch will.

It is time that Hillary Rodham Clinton led America to a life of friendship, respect, prosperity and strength.

It is time.

Al Kags
Nairobi, Kenya

The New Year

Well, now the new year is here and a good yearit looks to be. For me it has started with a trial that has threatened my well being, my relationships, my ease of mind… I am taking it all in stride and i have reached a point of accepting what will come.

In the new year, I thank God for everyone who has stood by me on  that long standing matter I have been gooing through since 2002 – if you don’t know what this is, wait a few years for the book – at a bookstore near you.

I thank him for new friends especially one special one. I thank him for strength and most of all, I thank him for my dreams – they keep me moving…

My friends, stick around. Its going to be a great year.

Coming up in a short while, red Streaks. The quarterly color series goes on….

happy new year.