Poem from a child in the wilderness of Shinar

My demons fell in love with me

Let me tell you about them

They hate anyone who wants to claim my soul

They hate anyone who wants to touch me

They make the Sun disappear for a while

Never to be seen again for a season

Until you came

You could touch and own my soul with ease

You were the Archangel Michael for my demons feared you

Fear, left me when you held my hand

I looked up and saw the Sun

For I was afraid of losing myself too to them

I have come to know that it was my worst mistake

For you were my saving grace.

It’s now I am dancing in the Sun

I miss the Sun and I’d want you back.

I did not see the Son standing next to you

To make everything right and rewrite my fears

Doreen Ndunge 2018