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Apr 25, 2017

Kenya


A busy, bustling place


My beautiful country


Oh, how I’ve missed you


Oh, how you’ve changed in these six years


Yet I remember the scent of heavy spices and roasted corn

The soft, crumbling ground after the rain


Everywhere you go people talking


To each other in community before my eyes


The complex beauty of languages twisted


Within each other resounding through the town


The rush of everyone with places to be


So many nights I have spent longing to be


With all of my true family

Nyumbani
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Yenye nguuo na rangi za kupendeza                            So vibrant and colorful


Ninakupenda sana
                                                            I love you so much


Nakushikilia kwenye nafsi ya moyo wangu                You have a place in my heart

Kwa kukaribisha mimi kama binti yako                      welcoming me as your daughter

Wewe ni chanzo cha uzazi wangu                                 for you are my motherland