by Tabitha N. Munyoki
Raw, pressed on every side Bewildered, Disillusioned by disappointments I am Sarah, yet another month My womb stays silent The promise, laughter inducing Did Abe really hear God? Unsettled, More than once, I have sorted out Haggai Pushed her towards his tent The bitter taste of bareness Daring me, draining me Aching for a babe nourished at my breast Clothe me, oh Lord, cover my nakedness Calm, my soul Tell the righteous it is well with them His righteousness upon me The inheritance mine to co-share His eternal deposit, a guarantee The cares of this world Will not crush me I am firmly embedded Never abandoned My faith may flutter Still, I hold fast To the faith of Christ Ever redeeming!
Dr. Tabitha N. Munyoki is a registered medical doctor currently working with Centre of Excellence HIV Management (COEHM) as a PMTCT lead in Kenyatta National Hospital-Kenya. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health in the same institution. She is a Christian, a mental health advocate, bibliophile, and a budding poet.